Born: June 5, 1807, Leeds, England.
Died: March 25, 1889, Clifton, England.
Buried: Arno’s Vale Cemetery, Bristol, England.
Pseudonym: A Leeds Layman.
Rawson, George, was born June 5, 1807, at Leeds, in which town he practised for many years as a solicitor. In 1853 he assisted the Congregational ministers of Leeds in the compilation of Psalms, Hymns, and Passages of Scripture for Christian Worship, a volume commonly known as the Leeds Hymn-book. Mr. Rawson was a member of the Congregational body. In 1858 he also assisted Rev. Dr. Green and other Baptist ministers in the preparation of Psalms and Hymns for the use of the Baptist Denomination. A number of Mr. Rawson's own compositions first appeared in this and in the Leeds Hymn-boo… Go to person page >
Ye hosts of heaven, ye mighty ones. [Psalms xxix.] This, in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, No. 35, is a recast of the Old Version rendering of Psalms 29, and was made for that Collection by G. Rawson. See Old Version, p. 865, ii.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Like MILES LANE (470), CORONATION was written for this text. Oliver Holden (b. Shirley, MA, 1765; d. Charlestown, MA, 1844) composed the tune in four parts with a duet in the third phrase. The tune, whose title comes from the theme of Perronet's text, was published in Holden's Union Harmony (1793).…
Display Title: Ye Hosts Of Heaven, Ye Mighty OnesFirst Line: Ye hosts of Heaven, ye mighty onesTune Title: CANTERBURY (HENCHMAN)Author: George RawsonMeter: CMSource: Thomas Sternhold's Old Version; Adapt.: Leeds Hymn Book, 1853