Tarrant, William George, B.A., b. 1853. Since 1883 Minister of the Wandsworth Unitarian Christian Church. Editor of The Inquirer, 1888-97. One of the editors of the Essex Hall Hymnal. 1890, and of the Revised ed., 1902.
1. Come, let us Join with faithful souls. The Faithful.
2. Draw nigh to God; He will draw nigh to you. The Divine Helper.
3. Long ago the lilies faded. The Constant Presence.
4. The Light along the ages. Easter.
5. With happy voices ringing. Children's Praise.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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Dmitri Stephanovich Bortnianski (b. Gloukoff, Ukraine, 1751; d. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1825) was a Russian composer of church music, operas, and instrumental music. His tune ST. PETERSBURG (also known as RUSSIAN HYMN) was first published in J. H. Tscherlitzky's Choralbuch (1825).
The tune is suppo…