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To God, the everlasting, who abides

To God, the everlasting, who abides

Author: John Addington Symonds
Tune: SONG 24
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: John Addington Symonds

Symonds, John Addington, M.A., s. of J. A. Symonds, b. at Bristol, Oct. 5, 1840; educated at Harrow, and Balliol College, Oxford, B.A. (double first) 1862, and Fellow of Magdalen 1862. Wrote extensively, especially on the History of the Italian Renaissance, and also published various volumes of verse. Died at home, April 19, 1893. His Life, by Horatio Brown, was published in 1895. His hymn: "These things shall be! a loftier race" (A Regenerated World), in The Methodist Hymn Book, 1901, is from his New and Old, a volume of verse by John Addington Symonds, 1880, p. 225. It begins with st. iv. of "Sad heart, what will the future bring?" a poem entitled "A Vista." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplem… Go to person page >

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First Line: To God, the everlasting, who abides
Author: John Addington Symonds
Language: English



Orlando Gibbons (b. Oxford, England, 1583; d. Canterbury, England, 1625) composed SONG 24 as a setting for a paraphrase of Lamentations 1. The tune was number 24 (hence, the tune name) in his collection of hymn tunes composed for and published in George Wither's The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1…

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