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Albert F. Bayly   1 comment

Above:  The Flag of England

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Albert Frederick Bayly (1901-1984) was an English Congregationalist/United Reformed minister.


Fire of God, Thou Sacred Flame:

Lord of All Good:

Lord, Save Thy World:

Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service:

O Lord of Every Shining Constellation:

Thy Love, O God, has All Mankind Created:


Posted May 19, 2020 by neatnik2009 in Sources B

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Francis Crawford Burkitt   1 comment

Above:  Trinity College, Cambridge University, England, Between 1890 and 1900

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Francis Crawford Burkitt (1864-1935), often listed as F. Crawford Burkitt or F. C. Burkitt, was the Norrisian Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University from 1905 to 1935.


Receive, O Lord, in Heaven Above:

Wake, O Wake!  With Tidings Thrilling:


Walter Russell Bowie   1 comment

Above:  Walter Russell Bowie

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Walter Russell Bowie (1882-1969), an Episcopal priest, was the Rector of Emmanuel Church, Greenwood, Connecticut (1908-1911); St. Paul’s Church, Richmond, Virginia (1911-1923); and Grace Church, New York, New York (1923-1939).  Then he was Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of Students at Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York (1939-1950), and Professor of Homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia (1950-1955).  Bowie also served on the committee that translated the Revised Standard Version of the Bible (New Testament, 1946; Old Testament, 1952).  He wrote and published prolifically, for both children and adults, mainly on the topic of the Bible.


God of the Nations, Who, from Dawn of Days:

Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam’st to Men:

Lord, Through Changing Days, Unchanging:

Lovely to the Outward Eye:

O Holy City Seen of John:


Posted July 17, 2017 by neatnik2009 in Sources Bo

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Edward Henry Bickersteth   Leave a comment

Above:  Edward Henry Bickersteth

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Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825-1905) was the Anglican Bishop of Exeter from 1885 to 1900.


Not Worthy, Lord:

Saviour, Breathe an Evening Blessing:


Posted May 7, 2017 by neatnik2009 in Sources B

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Ferdinand Quincy Blanchard   1 comment


Image Source = The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Friday, June 19, 1942, Page 1

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Ferdinand Quincy Blanchard (1876-1966) was a U.S. Congregationalist minister, religious writer, hymn writer, and humanitarian.  He was active in parish ministry from his ordination in 1951 until his retirement (at age 74) in February 1951.  Blanchard served in three congregations, the last one (Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, Cleveland, Ohio) for 36 years, almost to the day (from February 1915 to February 1951).

Some of the hymnal companion volumes (especially those for the Baptist Hymnals of 1975 and 1991) I consulted stated erroneously that Blanchard retired in 1955, but I have documented independently that he retired in 1951.  I am not overly critical of such errors, for, in the age of the Internet, finding much information and checking facts is easier than it used to be.  I do, however have, a preference for accuracy.


Before the Cross Our Lives Are Judged:

Bethlehem Sleeps Beneath the Stars:

Clear O’er the Hills Ring Out:

O Child of Lowly Manger Birth:

O Jesus, Youth of Nazareth:

Word of God, Across the Ages:


James Drummond Burns   1 comment


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James Drummond Burns (1823-1864) was a minister in the Free Church of Scotland then in the Presbyterian Church of England.


Still with Thee, O My God:

Thou, Lord, Art Love, and Everywhere:

At Thy Feet, Our God and Father:


Posted July 29, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources B

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Katharine Lee Bates   1 comment


Above:  The Headstone of Katharine Lee Bates

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Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929) was a professor at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.


Dear God, Our Father, at Thy Knee Confessing:

Thy Palm Trees Fed with Dew and Sun:


Posted July 28, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources B

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Henry Burton   Leave a comment

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Above:  The Union Jack

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Henry Burton (1840-1930) was a British Wesleyan Methodist minister.


O Maker of the Sea and Sky:

The Day is Past; the Shadows Round:


Posted July 27, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources B

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Birgitte Katerine Boye   1 comment

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Above:  The Flag of Denmark

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Birgitte Katerine Boye (1742-1824) wrote and translated hymns, composed patriotic poetry, and wrote plays.  A Hymnal, or a Collection of Old and New Hymns, for the Honor of God and the Edification of His Church (1778), or Guldberg’s Hymnal, informally, contained 124 of her original texts and 24 of her translations, plus original and translated hymns by others.


O Light of God’s Most Wondrous Love:

God’s Earth Would Be a Place So Fair:


Posted May 12, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources Bo

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Martin Behm   1 comment

Martin Behm

Above:  Martin Behm

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Martin Behm (1557-1622) was a German Lutheran minister and hymn writer.


O Jesus, King of Glory:

Lord Jesus Christ, My Life, My Light:


Posted April 17, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources B

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