TROAS

Composer: William Dalrymple Maclagan

Maclagan, William Dalrymple , D.D., son of David Maclagan, M.D., was born in Edinburgh, June 18, 1826. In early life he entered the army, and served for some time in India. Retiring with the rank of lieutenant, he entered St. Peter's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1856 and M.A. in 1860. Taking Holy Orders, he was curate of St. Saviour's, Paddington, 1856-58, and St. Stephen's, Marylebone, 1858-60. He then became Secretary to the London Diocesan Church Building Society, from 1860 to 1865; curate of Enfield, 1865-69; Rector of Newington, 1869-75; and Vicar of Kensington, 1875-78. He was also Hon. Chaplain to the Queen, and Prebendary of Reculverland in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. In 1878 he was consecrated Bishop of Lichfield.… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William Dalrymple Maclagan
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Incipit: 13451 76534 55312
Key: E♭ Major

Texts

O Thou, before the world began

O Thou, before the world began
Ordained a sacrifice for man,
And by th'eternal Spirit made
An offering in the sinner's stead;
Our everlasting Priest art Thou,
Pleading Thy death for sinners now.

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