Wisdom has treasures greater far

Wisdom has treasures greater far

Author: Michael Bruce
Tune: SONG 67
Published in 9 hymnals

Author: Michael Bruce

Bruce, Michael, son of a Scottish weaver, was born at Kinnesswood, Portmoak, Kinrossshire, Scotland, March 27,1746, and educated at the village school, Edinburgh University (where he first became acquainted with John Logan), and the Theological Hall of the Associate Synod, held at Kinross, under the Rev. John Swanston, intending ultimately to enter the ministry, a hope which was frustrated by his untimely death. To assist in procuring University fees and maintenance he for some time conducted a school, during the recess, at Gairney Bridge, and subsequently at Forrest Mill, near Tillicoultry. Whilst yet a student he died at Kinnesswood, July 5th, 1767. [Also, see Logan, John] The names of Michael Bruce and John Logan are brought together… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wisdom has treasures greater far
Author: Michael Bruce

Tune

SONG 67

SONG 67 was published as a setting for Psalm 1 in Edmund Prys's Welsh Llyfr y Psalmau (1621). Erik Routley (PHH 31) suggests that the tune should be ascribed to Prys. Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) supplied a new bass line for the melody when it was published with a number of his own tunes in George With…

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Instances

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #589

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #77

Hymns for the Celebration of Life #d290

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #273

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National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #200

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #107

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