Skelton, Sir John, LL.D., s. of James Skelton, of Sandford Newton, writer to the signet, born in Edinburgh in 1831; educated at the Univ. of Edinburgh; member of the faculty of Advocates; Sec. to the Scottish Board of Supervision and Vice-President Scottish Local Gov. Board; K.C.B. 1897. He d. July 19, 1897. He wrote somewhat extensively, and in Frazer's Magazine, under the name of Shirley. His hymn, "Upon the hills the wind is bleak and cold" (Evening), is in common use.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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Display Title: Upon the hills the wind is bleak and coldFirst Line: Upon the hills the wind is bleak and coldTune Title: ARTAVIAAuthor: John SkeltonMeter: 10.10.10.6.Date: 1921Subject: Christian Experience | Aspiration