Welcome, sweet day, of days the best

Welcome, sweet day, of days the best

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Welcome, sweet day, of days the best
Author: Simon Browne

Notes

Welcome, sweet day of days the best. S. Browne. [Sunday.] Published in his Hymns & Spiritual Songs, 1720, No. 203, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, in 8 metre. In common use it is usually given in 8.8.6,8.8.6. metre, as in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book , N. Y., 1872.

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

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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #995Page Scan
Hymns for the Church on Earth: being three hundred and sixty-six hymns and spiritual songs. (For the most part of modern date.) (New Ed.) #342Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #102Page Scan
The Book of Praise #d400
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #362Page Scan



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