Hopkins, Josiah , D.D., was born at Pittsford, Vermont, April 13, 1786. From 1809 to 1830 he was pastor of a Congregational Church, at New Haven, Vermont; and from 1830 to 1848 of the First Presbyterian Church, Auburn, New York. He died at Geneva, New York, July 27, 1862. He was the editor of Conference Hymns , Auburn, 1846, and contributed hymns to the Christian Lyre , N. Y., 1830. From the latter work his hymns in common use are taken:—
1. 0 turn ye, 0 turn ye, for why will ye die. Expostulation.
2. Why sleep we, my brethren. Expostulation.
[Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) Go to person page >
The anonymous tune FOUNDATION first appeared in Joseph Funk's A Compilation of Genuine Church Music (1832) as a setting for this text (there it was called PROTECTION). The tune was also published with the text in Southern Harmony and Sacred Harp.
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LYONS, named for the French city Lyons, appeared with a reference to “Haydn” in volume 2 of William Gardiner’s (PHH 111) Sacred Melodies. However, the tune was never found in the works of Franz Joseph Haydn or those of his younger brother Johann Michael Haydn. Recent research revealed that the…
Display Title: Why Sleep We, My Brethren?First Line: Why sleep we, my brethren? Come, let us ariseTune Title: JAIPURAuthor: Josiah HopkinsMeter: 184.108.40.206Source: The Christian Lyre by Joshua Leavitt (New York: Jonathan Leavitt, 1830)