What secret place, what distant star

What secret place, what distant star

Author: Thomas H. Gill
Published in 15 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

Notes

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

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d790
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #235Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #281Page Scan
Hymnal, Amore Dei #281Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #19Page Scan
Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #18Page Scan
Services for Congregational Worship #91Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #376Page Scan
The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d372
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d503
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #31bPage Scan
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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