John Julian

John Julian
Short Name: John Julian
Full Name: Julian, John, 1839-1913
Birth Year: 1839
Death Year: 1913

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 27, 1839, St. Ag­nes, Corn­wall.
Died: Jan­u­a­ry 22, 1913, Thirsk, York­shire, Eng­land.

Educated pri­vate­ly, Ju­li­an grad­u­at­ed from Dur­ham Un­i­ver­si­ty (MA 1887), Lam­beth (DD 1894), and How­ard Un­i­ver­si­ty in Wash­ing­ton, DC (LLD 1894). He took Ho­ly Or­ders in 1866, and served as Vi­car of Win­co­bank (1876-1905) and Vi­car of Top­cliff, York­shire (1905-). How­ev­er, he is best known as a hymn­ol­o­gist. The stand­ard ref­er­ence work in this field is his ma­ssive Dic­tion­ary of Hym­nol­o­gy: Or­i­gin and His­to­ry of Chris­tian Hymns and Hymn­writ­ers of All Ag­es and Na­tions, To­ge­ther with Bi­o­graph­ic­al and Cri­ti­cal No­tic­es of Their Au­thors and Trans­lat­ors. This work has been re­vised and re­print­ed sev­er­al times; its pub­li­ca­tion dates in­clude:
-- London: J. Murray, 1892
-- London: J. Murray, 1908 (this may be the edi­tion re­vised by James Mearns (1855-1922), Vi­car of Rush­den, Hert­ford­shire)
--Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan: Kre­gel Pub­li­ca­tions, 1985

His other works in­clude:
Concerning Hymns, 1874
History of the Use of Hymns in Pub­lic Wor­ship, and Their Pro­per Char­ac­ter­is­tics, 1894
Carols, An­cient and Mo­dern, 1900

Julian do­nat­ed his large col­lect­ion of hym­no­lo­gi­cal books and man­u­scripts to the Church House, Dean’s Yard, Lon­don, where it formed the hym­no­lo­gi­cal de­part­ment of the li­bra­ry.

Texts by John Julian (8)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Father of all, to Thee, With loving hearts we prayJ. Julian (Author)English14
Gracious Spirit, Life divineJ. Julian (1839-1913) (Author)English3
Great God, to Thee our hearts we raiseCanon John Julian (Author)English3
Hark! the voice eternalG. Julian (Author)English24
Long the nations waitedJohn Julian (Author)English3
O God of God! O Light of Light!John Julian (Author)English50
Praise we give, and adorationJohn Julian (Author)2
Sweetly sang the Angels in the clear calm nightJohn Julian (Author)English11

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