We wake, we wake, ye heavenly choir

We wake, we wake, ye heavenly choir

Author: Thomas Ken
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Author: Thomas Ken

Ken, Thomas, D.D. The bare details of Bishop Ken's life, when summarised, produce these results:—-Born at Berkhampstead, July, 1637; Scholar of Winchester, 1651; Fellow of New College, Oxford, 1657; B.A., 1661; Rector of Little Easton, 1663; Fellow of Winchester, 1666; Rector of Brighstone, 1667; Rector of Woodhay and Prebendary of Winchester, 1669; Chaplain to the Princess Mary at the Hague, 1679; returns to Winchester, 1680; Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1685; imprisoned in the Tower, 1688; deprived, 1691; died at Longleat, March 19, 1711. The parents of Ken both died during his childhood, and he grew up under the guardianship of Izaak Walton, who had married Ken's elder sister, Ann. The dominant Presbyterianism of Winchester and Ox… Go to person page >

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First Line: We wake, we wake, ye heavenly choir
Author: Thomas Ken

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We wake, we wake, ye heavenly choirs. Part of "Awake, my soul, and with the sun," p. 618, ii.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)




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