Clifford Bax was a prolific English author and playwright. He was born in south London. He studied at The Slade and the Heatherly Art School but he gave up painting and worked on writing. He was a friend of Gustav Holst and he wrote the hymn "Turn back, O man, forswear thy foolish ways" during World War I, at the request of Holst who wanted a text for the motet he composed on the tune OLD 124th.
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Translator: Federico J. Pagura
Federico José Pagura was an Argentine Methodist bishop and author and translator of hymns.
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GENEVAN 124 (also known as OLD 124TH) was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune in 1985. One of the best known from the Genevan Psalter, the tune is published in most North American hymnals. By 1564 it was adopted in English and Scott…