Ye Holy Angels Bright

Author: Richard Baxter

Baxter, Richard. Only s. of Richard Baxter, yeoman, Eaton Constantine, Shropshire, b. at Rowton, Shropshire, Nov. 12,1615. He was educated at Wroxeter School, and for a time held the Mastership of the Dudley Grammar School. On taking Holy Orders, he became, in 1640, Ourate of Kidderminster. Subsequently he was for some time chaplain to one of Cromwell's regiments. Through weakness he had to take an enforced rest, during which he wrote his Saints’ Everlasting Rest. On regaining his health he returned to Kidderminster, where he remained until 1660, when he removed to London. At the Restoration he became chaplain to Charles II and was offered the bishopric of Hereford, which he refused. On the passing of the Act of Uniformity, he retired fro… Go to person page >

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Ye holy angels bright. R. Baxter. [United Praise to God.] This in Chope's Hymnal, 1858; the S. P. C. K. Church Hymns, 1871; the 1889, Suppl. Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, and others, is altered from Baxter's "Psalm of Praise," in his Poetical Fragments, 1681. The recast is by Mr. Chope. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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DARWALL

Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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Common Praise (1998) #323

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #626

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #755

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #625

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Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #20

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #3

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #353

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Rejoice in the Lord #578

Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #76

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Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #108

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