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John H. Hopkins

1820 - 1891 Scripture: Matthew 2:1-13 Author of "We Three Kngs of Orient Are" in Worship in Song John Henry Hopkins, Jr MA USA 1820-1891. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, having 12 siblings, the son of pioneer parents (his father from Dublin, his mother from Hamburg) he became an ecclesiologist. His father had been an ironmaster, school teacher, lawyer, priest and second Episcopal Bishop of Vermont, (becoming presiding bishop in 1865). When his father founded the Vermont Episcopal Institute, he needed an assistant to help run it, so he picked his son to become a tutor and disciplinarian. The younger Hopkins played the flute and bugle in the school orchestra and also taught Sunday school. John Henry reflected the artistic talents of both parents in music, poetry, and art. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1839, he returned to help his father with the school, but a financial crisis hit that year and the school had to close. He worked as a reported in New York City while studying law. He developed a throat ailment and went south to be in a warmer climate. From 1842-1844 he tutored the children of Episcopal Bishop Elliott of Savannah, GA, returning to take his M.A. from Vermont in 1845. He graduated from General Theological Seminary in 1850 and was ordained a deacon, serving as first instructor in church music at the Seminary. He founded and edited the “Church Journal” from 1853 to 1868. Interested in New York’s Ecclesiological Society, his artistic talents were apparent in designing stained-glass windows, episcopal seals, and a variety of other church ornaments. At the same time, his musical talents led to the writing and composing of a number of fine hymns and tunes, as well as anthems and services. He was ordained a priest in 1872, and was Rector of Trinity Church, Plattsburg, NY, from 1872-1876, then of Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport, PA, from 1876-1887. He helped get the building debt paid off by 1879 with(in 10 years of its construction). During his time there a Sunday school building was also erected, having steam heat and a tiled floor. He designed some of the church furniture and bishop periphernalia as well as wrought iron tombs in Wildwood Cemetery. He also helped design two other church buildings in the area. A man of many talents, he was much beloved as a scholar, writer, preacher, controvertialist, musician, poet, and artist, excelling in all that he did. Totally devoted to his parish people, he especially loved children and was kind to anyone in need. He was considered very down-to-earth. He delivered the eulogy at the funeral of President Usysses S Grant in 1885. He was considered a great developer of hymnody in the Episcopal Church in the mid-19th century. His “Carols, hymns, and songs,”, published in 1863, had a 4th edition in 1883. In 1887 he edited “Great hymns of the church”. He wrote a biography of his father (the life of John Henry Hopkins, S.T.D.) He never married. He died at Hudson, NY. John Perry ======================= Hopkins, John Henry, D.D., Jun., son of J. H. Hopkins, sometime Bishop of Vermont, was born at Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 28, 1820, educated at the University of Vermont, ordained in 1850, Rector of Christ's Church, Williamsport, Pa., 1876, and died at Troy, New York, Aug. 13, 1891. He published Poems by the Wayside written during more than Forty Years, N.Y., James Pott, 1883; and Carols, Hymns, and Songs, 1862; 3rd ed. 1882. Of his hymns the following are in common use: 1. Blow on, thou [ye] mighty Wind. Missions. 2. Come with us, O blessed Jesus. Holy Communion. 3. Glory to God the Father be. (Dated 1867.) Holy Trinity. 4. God hath made the moon whose beam. (Dated 1840.) Duty. 5. Lord, now round Thy Church behold. (Dated 1867.) For the Reunion of Christendom. These hymns are in his Poems by the Wayside, 1883. In the same volume there are translations of the O Antiphons. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907) ============== Hopkins, J. H., p. 1571, ii. The following additional hymns by him are in the American Hymnal, revised and enlarged .... Protestant Episcopal Church. . . U.S.A., 1892:— 1. God of our fathers, bless this our land. National Hymn. 2. When from the east the wise men came. Epiphany. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Josiah G. Holland

1819 - 1881 Scripture: Matthew 2:12-16 Author of "There's a Song in the Air" in Hymns of Faith Holland, Josiah Gilbert, was born at Belchertown, Massachusetts, July 24, 1819. He was for some time on the staff of the Springfield Republican, and became in 1870 the editor of Scribner's Magazine. He has written several successful books, and some poetical pieces. One of the latter, "For summer's bloom, and autumn's blight" (Praise in and through all things), was included, from Bitter Sweet, 1858, in the Boston Unitarian Hymn [and Tune] Book for the Church & Home, 1868. He died Oct. 12, 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) =============== Holland, J. G. , p. 529, ii. His Christmas Carol, “There's a star in the sky," from The Marble Prophecy and other Poems, 1872, is included in the American Methodist Hymnal, 1905. He died Oct. 12, 1881. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Karl P. Harrington

1861 - 1953 Scripture: Matthew 2:12-16 Composer of "[There's a song in the air!]" in Hymns of Faith Born: June 13, 1861, Somersworth, New Hampshire. Died: November 14, 1953, Berkeley, California. Buried: Middletown, Connecticut. Son of Calvin S. and Eliza Chase Harrington, Karl earned his AB degree in 1882, and his AM in 1885, from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He studied at the University of Berlin (1887-89) and Yale University (1890-91). He taught high school in Westfield, Massachusetts (1882-85); Latin at Wesleyan Academy in Wilbraham, Massachusetts (1885-87); was a Latin tutor at Wesleyan University (1889-91); Latin professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1891-99); University of Maine (1899-1905); and Wesleyan University (1905). While at the University of North Carolina, he directed the Glee Club. His works include: The Roman Elegiac Poets, circa 1914 Richard Alsop, "a Hartford Wit" Walks and Climbs in the White Mountains, 1926

Gerard Moultrie

1829 - 1885 Person Name: Gerard Moultrie, 1829-1885 Scripture: Matthew 2 Paraphraser of "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" in Catholic Book of Worship III Moultrie, Gerard, M.A., son of the Rev. John Moultrie, was born at Rugby Rectory, Sept. 16, 1829, and educated at Rugby and Exeter College, Oxford (B.A. 1851, M.A. 1856). Taking Holy Orders, he became Third Master and Chaplain in Shrewsbury School; Chaplain to the Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry, 1855-59; curate of Brightwaltham, 1859; and of Brinfield, Berks, 1860; Chaplain of the Donative of Barrow Gurney, Bristol, 1864: Vicar of Southleigh, 1869, and Warden of St. James's College, Southleigh,1873. He died April 25, 1885. His publications include: 1) The Primer set forth at large for the use of the Faithful. In Family and Private Prayer. Edited from the Post Reformation editions, 1864. (2) Hymns and Lyrics for the Seasons and Saints' Days of the Church, 1867. The hymns of his sister, Mary Dunlop Moultrie (q.v.), were included in this volume. (3) The Espousals of S. Dorothea and Other Verses, 1870. (5) The Devout Communicant, 1867. (6) Six Years' work in Southleigh, 1875. (7) Cantica Sanctorum, or Hymns for the Black Letter Saints Days in the English and Scottish Calendars, to which are added a few Hymns for Special Occasions, 1880. Mr. Moultrie's hymns include translations from the Greek, Latin, and German, in addition to original compositions. A large number appeared in the Church Times, and other papers; and many were written for special Saints' Days, and Other Festivals, for the People's Hymnal, 1867, in which some were signed "D. P." (i.e. Desiderius Pastor). The following are in common use:— i. In The Primer, 1864. 1. Father of all, to Thee we pray. Lord's Prayer. 2. In the Name of God the Father. Laying Foundation Stone. (2nd stanza: "And as on the morning stillness.") First appeared in the Church Times, Oct. 1, 1864, and again (as rewritten for the laying of the foundation stone of St. Margaret's, East Grinstead), July 29, 1865. ii. In Hymns and Lyrics, 1867. 3. Bishop of the souls of men. St. Matthias. 4. Come, faithful people, come away. Palm Sunday. 5. Easter-day is here, and we. Easter. 6. Heavenly Father, God alone. Harvest. 7. Mother, from whose bosom's veil. St. Anne. July 26. 8. 0 Jesu, 0 Redeemer. St. Luke. 9. Mary, maiden undefiled. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 10. Silence reigns at eventide. Whitsuntide. In the Altar Hymnal, 1884, it begins with st. iii., "Hark, a rushing mighty sound." 11. The Marriage feast is ready. All Saints. Usually given in an abbreviated form. 12. Virgin-born the King of heaven. Christmas Midnight Hymn. ("To be sung at the Midnight Cele¬bration.") In the Church Times, Nov. 26, 1864, and revised for Hymns & Lyrics. 13. We march, we march to victory. Processional. In the Church Times, Aug, 19, 1865, and headed "Processional hymn before service (written expressly for use during present troubles)." 14. Who is this that shines so bright! St. Laurence. In the People's Hymnal, 1867. 15. Who keeps his birthday feast tonight? Beheading of St. John Baptist. In the People's Hymnal, 1867. iii. In The People's Hymnal, 1867. 16. Heart to heart, and side by side. Holy Matrimony. 17. I know that my Redeemer liveth. Burial. A paraphrase of the Responsory in the Roman Office for the Dead. 18. Jesus Christ, we humbly pray. Opening of a School House. 19. Lord of heaven, Whose faithful love. Ember Days. 20. Lord, today we bring to Thee. Reception of a Privately Baptized Child. 21. Lord, we come today to Thee. Choir Festival. 22. 0 God, Who bad'st Thine angel sheathe. National Thanksgiving for restored Public Health. This is given in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, as "0 God, Whose angel stayed his hand," and in the Hymnary, 1872, as "Lord, Who didst bid Thine angel sheathe." 23. 0 Lord of Hosts, Thou God of might. National Thanksgiving for Peace. In several collections. 24. Sevenfold Spirit, Lord of life. Consecration of a Bishop. First sung at the consecration of an American bishop at New York, in 1867. Included in the author's Espousals of St. Dorothea, 1870. 25. Sounds the bell in solemn cadence. Burial. In The Espousals of S. Dorothea, 1870, p. 82, the note is added, "This hymn was first sung at the funeral of the Rev. Warwick Wroth of Clerkenwell." It is headed "Funeral Hymn for a Priest." iv. In Cantica Sanctorum, 1880. 26. In the midst of gladness, sorrow. Annunciation in Holy Week. 27. Jesus, tender Shepherd. Holy Communion. 28. Swing the censer, wave the banner. Processional. v. In The Altar Hymnal, 1884. 29. Our great High Priest is standing. Holy Communion. 30. Lo, the Sacrifice atoning. Holy Communion. vi. Various. 31. Forward, Christians, forward. Processional. Written for the Church of England Working Men's Society in 1879, and issued as a leaflet, of which 40,000 copies were sold during the first year. 32. Laid in this garden full of bloom. Easter Eve. In the Churchman's Companion, April, 1879. 33. On the wings of the wind fell a hymn from the sky. Christmas. In Husband's Supplemental Hymns, N.D. [1873]. 34. Shades of night are falling round us. Evening. Novello & Co., with Music by Shad Frost. 35. There is a sound of rejoicing around the great throne. Processional. Written for St. Michael's Church, Folkestone, and published in E. Husband's Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern, N.D. [1873]. It was set to music by Mr. Husband, and is commonly known as "The Folkestone Processional." 36. This is the festal day of jubilation. Sunday School Anniversary. A hymn to be sung alternately by men and boys during the collection, written in 1877 for St. Agnes's, Kennington, London. 37. This is the hour of peace and blest communion. Holy Communion. Written for the English Church Union Commemoration held at St. Agnes's, Kennington Park, London, June 9, 1880. From the subjects of the hymns noted above it will be seen that Mr. Moultrie wrote principally on matters not usually dealt with by hymnwriters. This is specially the case with his Cantica Sanctorum, in which most of the 103 hymns are for "Black Letter Saints' Days." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) =================== Moultrie, G., p. 771, ii. We find that Mr. Moultrie wrote the preface to the Cantica Sanctorum, 1880, but did not edit the book. He and others contributed some thirteen hymns thereto. It was edited by Miss Isabella Leefe, p. 1663, i., who wrote 90 of the hymns. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907) See also in: Hymn Writers of the Church

Theodore Baker

1851 - 1934 Scripture: Matthew 2 Translator (st. 1-2) of "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" in Lift Up Your Hearts Theodore Baker (b. New York, NY, 1851; d. Dresden, Germany, 1934). Baker is well known as the compiler of Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (first ed. 1900), the first major music reference work that included American composers. Baker studied music in Leipzig, Germany, and wrote a dissertation on the music of the Seneca people of New York State–one of the first studies of the music of American Indians. From 1892 until his retirement in 1926, Baker was a literary editor and translator for G. Schirmer, Inc., in New York City. In 1926, he returned to Germany. Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Gracia Grindal

b. 1943 Scripture: Matthew 2 Translator (st. 3) of "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" in Lift Up Your Hearts Gracia Grindal (b. Powers Lake, ND, 1943). Grindal was educated at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota; the University of Arkansas; and Luther-Northwestern Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, where she has served since 1984 as a professor of pastoral theology and communications. From 1968 to 1984 she was a professor of English and poet-in-residence at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Included in her publications are Sketches Against the Dark (1981), Scandinavian Folksongs (1983), Lessons in Hymnwriting (1986, 1991), We Are One in Christ: Hymns, Paraphrases, and Translations (1996), Good News of Great Joy: Advent Devotions for the Home (1994 with Karen E. Hong), Lina Sandell, the Story of Her Hymns (2001 with John Jansen), and A Revelry of Harvest: New and Selected Poems (2002). She was instrumental in producing the Lutheran Book of Worship (1978) and The United Methodist Hymnal (1989). Bert Polman

John Caspar Mattes

1876 - 1948 Person Name: John C. Mattes, 1876-1948 Scripture: Matthew 2 Translator (st. 4) of "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" in Lift Up Your Hearts Born: November 8, 1876, Easton, Pennsylvania. Died: January 27, 1948. Educated at the Theological Seminary at Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mattes pastored in Trenton, New Jersey (1901-15), and Scranton, Pennsylvania (1915-38), and was a professor of theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa (1939-48). Translations: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming O Spirit of Life

Michael Praetorius

1571 - 1621 Scripture: Matthew 2 Harmonizer of "ES IST EIN' ROS' ENTSPRUNGEN" in Lift Up Your Hearts Born into a staunchly Lutheran family, Michael Praetorius (b. Creuzburg, Germany, February 15, 1571; d. Wolfenbüttel, Germany, February 15, 1621) was educated at the University of Frankfort-an-der-Oder. In 1595 he began a long association with Duke Heinrich Julius of Brunswick, when he was appoint­ed court organist and later music director and secretary. The duke resided in Wolfenbüttel, and Praetorius spent much of his time at the court there, eventually establishing his own residence in Wolfenbüttel as well. When the duke died, Praetorius officially retained his position, but he spent long periods of time engaged in various musical appointments in Dresden, Magdeburg, and Halle. Praetorius produced a prodigious amount of music and music theory. His church music consists of over one thousand titles, including the sixteen-volume Musae Sionae (1605-1612), which contains Lutheran hymns in settings ranging from two voices to multiple choirs. His Syntagma Musicum (1614-1619) is a veritable encyclopedia of music and includes valuable information about the musical instruments of his time. Bert Polman

John Francis Wade

1711 - 1786 Person Name: John F. Wade, c. 1711-186 Scripture: Matthew 2 Author of "Adeste, Fideles" in Catholic Book of Worship III John Francis Wade (b. England, c. 1711; d. Douay, France, 1786) is now generally recognized as both author and composer of the hymn "Adeste fideles," originally written in Latin in four stanzas. The earliest manuscript signed by Wade is dated about 1743. By the early nineteenth century, however, four additional stanzas had been added by other writers. A Roman Catholic, Wade apparently moved to France because of discrimination against Roman Catholics in eighteenth-century England—especially so after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. He taught music at an English college in Douay and hand copied and sold chant music for use in the chapels of wealthy families. Wade's copied manuscripts were published as Cantus Diversi pro Dominicis et Festis per annum (1751). Bert Polman

Jane M. Campbell

1817 - 1878 Person Name: Jane Montgomery Campbell, 1817-1878 Scripture: Matthew 2 Translator of "Silent Night" in Catholic Book of Worship III Campbell, Jane Montgomery, daughter of the Rev. A. Montgomery Campbell, born in London, 1817, died at Bovey Tracey, Nov. 15, 1878. Miss Campbell contributed in 1861, a number of translations from the German to the Rev. C. S. Bere's Garland of Songs; or, an English Liederkranz, 1862; and also to his Children’s Choral Book, 1869. The best known and most widely used of these translations is a portion of "Im Anfang war's auf Erden," as the harvest hymn, "We plough the fields and scatter.” Miss Campbell also published A Handbook for Singers, Lond., Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, n.d. This small work contains the musical exercises which she taught in her father's parish school. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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