Upon the holy mount they stood

Upon the holy mount they stood

Author: William Walsham How
Tune: BLACKBOURNE
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: William Walsham How

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >

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First Line: Upon the holy mount they stood
Author: William Walsham How

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Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #178

Church Hymnal, Third Edition #196

Church Hymns with Tunes #303

The Book of Common Praise #199

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The Book of Common Praise #230

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