Thus heaven is gathering, one by one

Thus heaven is gathering, one by one

Author: Edward H. Bickersteth
Tune: LAMBETH (Schulthes)
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: Edward H. Bickersteth

Bickersteth, Edward Henry, D.D., son of Edward Bickersteth, Sr. born at Islington, Jan. 1825, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. with honours, 1847; M.A., 1850). On taking Holy Orders in 1848, he became curate of Banningham, Norfolk, and then of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells. His preferment to the Rectory of Hinton-Martell, in 1852, was followed by that of the Vicarage of Christ Church, Hampstead, 1855. In 1885 he became Dean of Gloucester, and the same year Bishop of Exeter. Bishop Bickersteth's works, chiefly poetical, are:— (l) Poems, 1849; (2) Water from the Well-spring, 1852; (3) The Rock of Ages, 1858 ; (4) Commentary on the New Testament, 1864; (5) Yesterday, To-day, and For Ever, 1867; (6) The Spirit of Life, 1868;… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thus heaven is gathering, one by one
Author: Edward H. Bickersteth
Copyright: Public Domain


Thus heaven is gathering one by one. E. H. Bickersteth. [Life Eternal .] Published in his Water from the Well Spring, 1852, p. 181, as the end of the Poem The Fear of Death Removed; also in his Two Brothers, ed. 1872, p. 218, entitled, "Death and Victory." It is sometimes given as "So heaven is gathering," &c. This form of the hymn is attributed at p. 544, ii., to F. D. Huntington in error. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)


LAMBETH (Schulthes)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Hymns of the Church Universal #498

The American Hymnal #d617

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #433

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #560

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #499

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d451

University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d250

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