Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B.
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This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below.
According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…
Display Title: We build with fruitless Toil and CostFirst Line: We build with fruitless Toil and CostTune Title: [We build with fruitless Toil and Cost]Scripture: Psalm 127Date: 1767Subject: Description of | Necessity of God's Aid and Blessing in our Undertakings