LUCERNA EJUS EST AGNUS

LUCERNA EJUS EST AGNUS

Composer: Basil Harwood
Published in 1 hymnal


Composer: Basil Harwood

Basil Harwood (11 April 1859 – 3 April 1949) was an English organist and composer. Basil Harwood was born in Woodhouse, Gloucestershire (the second youngest of 12 children) on 11 April 1859. His mother died in 1867 when Basil was eight. His parents were Quakers but his elder sister Ada, on reaching 21 in 1867, converted to the Anglican Church. Basil was allowed to attend the ceremony at the Church of England in Almondsbury and this is where he was first drawn to organ music and choral singing. His father, Edward, remarried two years later in 1869 to a lady from an Anglican family. Basil was now sent to the Montpellier School in Weston-super-Mare for a year. In 1871, at 12 he was enrolled in Clevedon, the preparatory school for Charterh… Go to person page >

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Title: LUCERNA EJUS EST AGNUS
Composer: Basil Harwood
Meter: 7.6.8.6 D
Incipit: 13215 67123 45712

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I heard a sound of voices

I heard a sound of voices
Around the great white throne,
With harpers harping on their harps
To him that sat thereon:
"Salvation, glory, honor!"
I heard the song arise,
As thro' the courts of heav'n it rolled
In wondrous harmonies.

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