IRONS (Irons)

IRONS (Irons)

Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons (1894)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons

Born: January 19, 1834, Canterbury, Kent, England. Died: June 29, 1905, Nottingham, England. Irons was a nephew of the brothers Stephen & George Elvey. He became a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral under T. E. Jones. After studying music under Stephen Elvey at Oxford, he was appointed organist at St. Columba’s College, a large public school at Rathfarnham, near Dublin, Ireland. He stayed there only a few months before being offered the position of organist at Southwell Minister. From Southwell, he went to Chester as assistant organist to Frederic Gunton. Three years later, he accepted an appointment at St. Andrew’s Church, Nottingham, where he remained until his death.  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons (1894)
Incipit: 51327 21765 13432
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


I Love to Hear Sweet Voices Sing

I love to hear sweet voices sing,
That Day of all the best,
When earliest in the morn they bring
The news of Christmas blest,
And far away old echoes ring,
As bidding me to rest!

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The Cyber Hymnal #2894
Text: I Love to Hear Sweet Voices Sing
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