Stone, Samuel John, a clergyman of the Church of England, the son of Rev. William Stone, was born at Whitmore, Staffordshire, April 25, 1839. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he was graduated B.A. in 1862. Later he took orders and served various Churches. He succeeded his father at St. Paul's, Haggerstown, in 1874. He was the author of many original hymns and translations, which were collected and published in 1886. His hymns are hopeful in spirit and skillfully constructed. He published several poetic volumes. He died November 19, 1900
--Hymn Writers of the Church, 1915 (Charles Nutter)… Go to person page >
Unchanging God, hear from eternal Heaven. S. J. Stone. [On behalf of the Jews.] Written for the East London Mission to the Jews, 1885. Abbreviated in the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
According to some sources, William H. Monk (PHH 332) wrote EVENTIDE for Lyte's text in ten minutes. As the story goes, Monk was attending a hymnal committee meeting for the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern of which he was music editor. Realizing that this text had no tune, Monk sat down at t…
Display Title: Unchanging God, Hear from Eternal Heav'nFirst Line: Unchanging God, hear from eternal Heav'n:Tune Title: SHIPLAKEAuthor: Samuel J. StoneMeter: 10.10.10.10Source: This hymn was written for the East London Mission to the Jews, & included in the 1889 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern