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Composer: R. F. Smith (1894)
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Composer: R. F. Smith

The Rev. Robert Frederick Smith Born Sheffield 1833. Lincoln College, Oxford, BA (1855), MA (1857). Vicar Edingley-cum-Halam, Nottinghamshire. Canon of Southwell Minster. Friend and collaborator with Herbert Stephen Irons (1834-1905) Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica by Joseph Jackson Howard, Vol. 1, London: Mitchell and Hughes, 1896 and Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project website "Edingley St. Giles" ( Accessed 5-2-2018 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: R. F. Smith (1894)
Meter: D
Incipit: 12343 56751 76567
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Blithely from the Moated Churchyard

Blithely from the moated churchyard
Ring the clear-voiced bells this morn;
While across the wavy landscape,
Far away the mists are borne.
Pass away, ye clouds of sadness,
Every selfish care depart;
Grateful thoughts, and thoughts of gladness,
Ring from every Christian heart.

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The Cyber Hymnal #587
Text: Blithely from the Moated Churchyard
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The Cyber Hymnal #587

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