Serle, Ambrose, a Commissioner in the Government Transport Office, was b. Aug. 30, 1742, and d. Aug. 1, 1812. He published Horae Solitariae: or Essays upon some remarkable Names and Titles of Jesus Christ, &c, 1786. In this work short hymns are appended to some of the articles, and of these, "Jesus commissioned from above" (Redemption), and "Thy ways, O Lord, with wise design" (Providence), have passed into several collections. Serle was also the author of other works. The Rev. E. Bickersteth published Selections from the Works of Ambrose Serle, in 1833.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Edward Miller (b. Norwich, England, 1735; d. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1807) adapted ROCKINGHAM from an earlier tune, TUNEBRIDGE, which had been published in Aaron Williams's A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature (c. 1780). ROCKINGHAM has long associations in Great Britain and North Amer…
Display Title: Thy Ways, O Lord, with Wise DesignFirst Line: Thy ways, O Lord, with wise designTune Title: ST. LUKE (Clarke)Author: Ambrose SerleMeter: LMSource: Horae Solitariae: or Essays upon Some Remarkable Names and Titles of Jesus Christ, 1786