What secret place, what distant star

What secret place, what distant star

Author: Thomas H. Gill
Published in 16 hymnals

Author: Thomas H. Gill

Gill, Thomas Hornblower, was born at Bristol Road, Birmingham, Feb. 10th, 1819. His parents belonged to English Presbyterian families which, like many others, had become Unitarian in their doctrine. He was educated at King Edward's Grammar School under Dr. Jeune, afterwards Bishop of Peterborough. He left the school in 1838, and would have proceeded to the University of Oxford, but was prevented by his hereditary Unitarianism (long since given up), which forbade subscription to the Articles of the Church of England then necessary for entrance to the University. This constrained him to lead the life of an isolated student, in which he gave himself chiefly to historical and theological subjects. Hence his life has been singularly devoid of ou… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas H. Gill

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What secret place, what distant star? Part of "O height that doth all height excel," p. 422, ii., 48.

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

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Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d790

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #235

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Hymnal Amore Dei #281

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #281

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a281

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #19

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship #18

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Services for Congregational Worship #91

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The Gospel Psalmist #376

The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d372

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d503

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #31b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1171

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d968

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d604

University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d263

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