When he, who from the scourge of wrong

Author: William Cullen Bryant

Bryant, William Cullen. First in order of time of the great American poets, Bryant was born at Cummington, Mass., Nov. 3, 1794, and was educated at Williams College. In 1815 he'was called to the Bar, and practised for a time at Great Barrington. In 1825 he retired from the Bar, settled at New York, and devoted himself to literary pursuits, founding the New York Review, and editing for a short time the New York Evening Post. He died June 12, 1878. His poetical and other works are well known. His hymns were written at intervals during his long life. They were collected and privately printed in 1869, and number over 20. Those in common use are:— 1. Almighty, listen while we raise. Praise. This is given as "Almighty hear us,” &c,… Go to person page >

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First Line: When he, who from the scourge of wrong
Author: William Cullen Bryant
Copyright: Public Domain



Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

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A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d103

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A Collection of Hymns #474

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #373

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Chapel Hymns #d630

Lyra Sacra Americana #d230

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Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d471

Songs of the Unity #d235

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The Baptist Hymn Book #829

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The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #153

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