Housman, Lawrence, author and artist, was born July 18, 1867, at Bromsgrove, Worcs. His devotional poetry is principally in his Spikenard, 1898, and Bethlehem, 1902. To the English Hymnal, 1906, he contributed eight translations (142, 188, 191, 228, 229, 230, 231, 234); also three original hymns, with a fourth previously published, viz.:—
1. Lord God of Hosts, within Whose hand. St. George.
2. The Maker of the sun and moon. Christmas. From Bethlehem, 1902, p. 75.
3. The Saint who first found grace to pen. St. Mark.
4. When Christ was born in Bethlehem. Holy Innocents. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >
DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…
Display Title: When Christ was born in BethlehemFirst Line: When Christ was born in BethlehemTune Title: RODMELLAuthor: Laurence Housman, 1865-1959Meter: CMDate: 1986Subject: The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holy Days: Proper; The Holy Innocents | December 28th