Stanley, Charles, a Sheffield merchant, b. circa 1821, a member of the Plymouth Brethren, has published a large number of tracts and some volumes of verse, including The Jewel and the Star, 1855, and Wild Thyme, under the signature "C. S." (sometimes given as "Charles Sabine," in error). From Wild Thyme the hymns "Behold the Lamb of God! Behold, believe, and live" (Faith), and "He gave me back the bond" (Pardon), are taken.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Composer (attributed to): Thomas Clark
Baptized: February 5, 1775, Canterbury, Kent, England.
Died: May 30, 1859, at his home in St. George’s Street, Canterbury, Kent, England.
A cobbler and choir trainer, Clark led the singing of the Psalms at the Wesleyan Chapel, Canterbury, and later at the Unitarian Church in Canterbury. It has been claimed he never actually joined the Unitarians, though he sympathized with them, and he resigned from the Methodists. Clark wrote a number of anthems, including "Awake Up, My Glory", "Daughter of Zion" and "Since I Have Placed My Trust." His other works include:
First Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, 1805
Second Sett of Psalm and Hy… Go to person page >