Composer: James T. Lightwood
Published in 3 hymnals

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Composer: James T. Lightwood

Born: 1856, Leeds, England. Died: 1944, Lytham, Lancashire, England. Son of Wesleyan minister Edward Lightwood, James was born and baptized while his father was on the Leeds Brunswick Circuit. He attended Kingswood School (1866-72), earned a BA from London University, and became Headmaster of Pembroke House, a private school in Lytham. He went on to serve for three years as a member of the Board of Improvement Commissioners in Lytham, on the Lytham Council for six years, and as Chairman of the Streets Committee for four years. His resolution to bring gas into Fairhaven was eventually carried by one vote. Apart from music, his other great love was cycling. He began cycling in 1874 on a "boneshaker." By 1885, he was a member of the Cyclis… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: James T. Lightwood
Meter: D with refrain
Incipit: 1D5U1 3551D 5U135 43265
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


New Year's hymn

Standing at the portal
Of the opening year,
Words of comfort meet us,
Hushing every fear;
Spoken through the silence
By our Father's voice,
Tender, strong, and faithful,
Making us rejoice.
Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day;
For His word shall never,
Never pass away.

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Small Church Music #3352
Text: Fylde
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