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Lord, behold us with thy blessing

Author: H. J. Buckoll, 1803-71 Appears in 16 hymnals Matching Instances: 16 Used With Tune: DISMISSAL


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Meter: Appears in 167 hymnals Matching Instances: 2 Composer and/or Arranger: W. L. Viner Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 17653 61653 32162 Used With Text: Lord, behold us with Thy blessing
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Appears in 115 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Composer and/or Arranger: Edward J. Hopkins, 1818-1901 Incipit: 11716 71567 14211 Used With Text: Lord, behold us with Thy blessing


Meter: Appears in 2 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Composer and/or Arranger: Herbert Stanley Oakeley Tune Key: A Flat Major Incipit: 11712 16527 13323 Used With Text: Lord, Behold Us with Thy Blessing


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Lord, Behold Us with Thy Blessing

Author: Henry Buckoll Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #3592 Meter: Lyrics: 1. Lord, behold us with Thy blessing Once again assembled here; Onward be our footsteps pressing In Thy love, and faith, and fear; Still protect us By Thy presence ever near. 2. For Thy mercy we adore Thee, For this rest upon our way; Lord, again we bow before Thee, Speed our labors day by day; Mind and spirit With Thy choicest gifts array. 3. Keep the spell of home affection Still alive in every heart; May its power, with mild direction, Draw our love from self apart, Till Thy children Feel that Thou their Father art. 4. Break temptation’s fatal power, Shielding all with guardian care, Safe in every careless hour, Safe from sloth and sensual snare; Thou, our Savior, Still our failing strength repair. Languages: English Tune Title: CLIFTON COLLEGE

Lord, behold us with Thy blessing

Author: Henry James Buckoll, 1803-71 Hymnal: The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #870a (1933) Meter: Topics: School and Work Languages: English Tune Title: PILGRIMAGE

Lord, behold us with Thy blessing

Author: Henry James Buckoll, 1803-71 Hymnal: The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #870b (1933) Meter: Topics: School and Work Languages: English Tune Title: TONBRIDGE SCHOOL


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H. J. B.

1803 - 1871 Person Name: Rev. H. J. Buckoll Author of "Lord, behold us with Thy blessing" in The Book of Common Praise ========= Buckoll, Henry James, M.A., son of the Rev. James Buckoll, Rector of Siddington, near Cirencester, Gloucester; born at Siddington, Sept. 9,1803. He was educated at Rugby and Queen's College, Oxford, graduating 1826, and became Assistant Master at Rugby the same year. He took Holy Orders in 1827, and died at Rugby June 6, 1871. He was probably the editor of the first edition of the Rugby School Collection. In 1839 he edited a Collection of Hymns for the Rugby Parish Church, and in 1850 compiled, with Dr. Goulburn, a new edition of the Collection for the Rugby School Chapel. That collection contains 14 of his hymns, a few of which were translations from the Latin and German. His Hymns translated from the German were published 1842. It contained 67 translations from Bunsen's Versuch, 1833, most of which are in the original metres, and are annotated in this work under their first lines in German. Buckoll's hymns and trs. are mostly found in the hymn-books of the Public Schools. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

William Litton Viner

1790 - 1867 Person Name: W. L. Viner Composer of "DISMISSAL" in The Book of Common Praise Born 1790 in Bath, died 1867 in Westfield, MA. Organist and composer.

E. J. Hopkins

1818 - 1901 Person Name: Edward J. Hopkins, 1818-1901 Composer of "ST. RAPHAEL" in Hymns for Schools and Colleges Dr Edward John Hopkins MusDoc United Kingdom 1818-1901. Born at Westminster, England, the son of a clarinetist with the Royal Opera House orchestra, he became an organist (as did two of his brothers) and a composer. In 1826 he became a chorister of the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of King William IV in Westminster Abbey. He also sang in the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, a double schedule requiring skill and dexterity. On Sunday evenings he would play the outgoing voluntary at St. Martin’s in-the-field. He left Chapel Royal in 1834 and started studying organ construction at two organ factories. He took an appointment at Mitcham Church as organist at age 16, winning an audition against other organists. Four years later he became organist at the Church of St. Peter, Islington. In 1841 he became organist at St. Luke’s, Berwick St., Soho. Two Years later he was organist at Temple Church, which had a historic organ (built in 1683). He held this position for 55 years. In 1845 he married Sarah Lovett, and they had four sons and five daughters. He was closely associated with the Bach Society and was organist for the first English performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. In 1855 he collaborated with Edward Rimbault publishing “The organ, its history and construction” (3 editions 1855-70-77). In 1864 he was one of the founders of the “College of organists”. In 1882 he received an honorary Doctorate of Music from the Archbishop of Canterbury. He composed 30+ hymn tunes and some psalm chants, used by the Church of England. He died in London, England. John Perry