Stone, Samuel John, a clergyman of the Church of England, the son of Rev. William Stone, was born at Whitmore, Staffordshire, April 25, 1839. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he was graduated B.A. in 1862. Later he took orders and served various Churches. He succeeded his father at St. Paul's, Haggerstown, in 1874. He was the author of many original hymns and translations, which were collected and published in 1886. His hymns are hopeful in spirit and skillfully constructed. He published several poetic volumes. He died November 19, 1900
--Hymn Writers of the Church, 1915 (Charles Nutter)… Go to person page >
Weary of earth, and laden with my Sin. S. J. Stone. [Lent.] Written in 1866, and 1st published in the same year in his Lyra Fidelium, p. 44, in 8 stanza of 4 1. It is based on Art. 10 of the Apostles' Creed, "The Forgiveness of Sins," and was written, originally, for a parochial mission. In 1868 Mr. Stone revised it for the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern. From H ymns Ancient & Modern it has passed into numerous collections in Great Britain and America. It is one of the most tender and plaintive of Mr. Stone's hymns. In the American Laudes Domini, 1884, it is divided into two parts, pt. i. being stanzas i.-v.; and pt. ii. stanza vi.-viii., altered to "0 Jesus Christ the righteous! live in me."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…
Display Title: Weary of Earth, and Laden with My SinFirst Line: Weary of earth, and laden with my sinTune Title: LANGRANAuthor: Samuel J. StoneMeter: 10.10.10.10.Scripture: Isaiah 61:10; Matthew 11:28-30; Ephesians 2:1-9Date: 2018Subject: Christian Life | ; Confession and repentance | ; Sin and Forgiveness |