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St. John of Damascus   1 comment


Above:  St. John of Damascus

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St. John of Damascus (675 or 676-749 or 754 or 780) was an influential theologian, monk, priest, orator, poet, hymn writer.  Some of his texts, in English translations, have enriched English-language hymnody, especially in Anglican traditions, since the 1800s.


Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain:

Thou Hallowed Chosen Morn of Praise:

What Sweet of Life Endureth:


Posted September 21, 2016 by neatnik2009 in Sources JKL

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Lucy Larcom   1 comment


Above:  Lucy Larcom

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Lucy Larcom (1826-1893), a U.S. Congregationalist who became an Episcopalian, taught subjects including literature, history, botany, logic, and moral philosophy.


I Thank Thee, Lord, for Precious Things:

Draw Thou My Soul, O Christ:

O God, Thy World is Sweet with Prayer:

Dear Lord, Each Selfish Thought We Think:

O Spirit, Whose Name is the Saviour:


Posted July 28, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources JKL

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Milton S. Littlefield   1 comment

Long Island Sound

Above:  Long Island Sound, 1869

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Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-pga-04923

Milton Smith Littlefield, Jr. (1864-1934) was a Presbyterian (Church in the U.S.A.) then Congregationalist minister and a hymnal editor.


Come, O Lord, Like Morning Sunlight:

O Son of Man, Thou Madest Known:


Posted July 26, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources JKL

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Matthias Loy   1 comment

Luther Rose

Above:  The Luther Rose

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Matthias Loy (1828-1915) served as the President of Capital University, Columbus, Ohio (1830-), and of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States (1818-1930).


Lord, Open Thou My Heart to Hear:

Jesus, Thou Art Mine Forever:

Thy Table I Approach:


Posted February 6, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources JKL

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John Julian   1 comment

John Julian

Above:  John Julian

Image Source = The Cyber Hymnal

John Julian (1839-1913) was an Anglican priest, a hymn writer, a hymn translator, and a great hymnologist.


Father of All, to Thee:

Hark! the Voice Eternal:


Posted January 18, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources JKL

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Magnus Brostrup Landstad   1 comment

Norwegian Flag

Above:  The Flag of Norway

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Magnus Brostrup Landstad (1802-1880) was a Norwegian Lutheran minister and poet.


There Shall Many Come:

Awake, Thou That Sleepest:

Lord God, Our Father:

Before Thee, God, Who Knowest All:

I Come to Thee, O Blessed Lord:

Speak, O Lord, Thy Servant Heareth:


Posted November 17, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Sources JKL

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Jane Eliza(beth) Leeson   1 comment

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Jane Eliza(beth) Leeson (1808-1881) wrote devotional hymns for children.

Sources in the field of hymnology disagree about her name (Jane Eliza or Jane Elizabeth), her birth year (1807, 1808, or 1809) and her death year (1881 or 1882).  I follow the information which provides.


Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today; Alleluia!

Saviour, Teach Me, Day by Day:

Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep:


Posted October 3, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Sources JKL

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