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We cannot always trace the way

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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First Line: We cannot always trace the way
Author: John Bowring

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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #161

Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d206

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Church Hymns and Tunes #452

Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d588

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Common Praise #109

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Hymns for the Church on Earth #82

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Services for Congregational Worship #260

Songs for the Lord's House #d500

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The Gospel Way #67

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d491

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