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When the great sun sinks to his rest

Author: Rev. Maltbie D. Babcock Appears in 7 hymnals Matching Instances: 7 Used With Tune: MAINZER


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Meter: Appears in 18 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Tune Sources: Rouen church melody Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 13543 23123 56543 Used With Text: When the Great Sun Sinks to His Rest
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Meter: Appears in 28 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Tune Person: Francis Duckworth Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 32153 22133 65314 Used With Text: When the great sun sinks to his rest
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Appears in 100 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Tune Person: Joseph Mainzer Incipit: 55517 66564 53176 Used With Text: When the great sun sinks to his rest


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When the Great Sun Sinks to His Rest

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #7383 Meter: Lyrics: 1. When the great sun sinks to his rest, His golden glories thrilling me, And voiceless longings stir my breast, Then teach me, Lord, to worship Thee. 2. And when the stars—the daylight fled— In serried, shining ranks I see, Filling the splendid vault o’erhead, Then teach me, Lord, to worship Thee. 3. Or if in solemn forest shades The calm of nature steals o’er me, And silence all my soul pervades, Then teach me, Lord, to worship Thee. 4. Not in the sacred shrines alone, Which chime their summons unto me, Would I look upward to Thy throne, But everywhere would worship Thee. Languages: English Tune Title: ST. VENANTIUS

When the great sun sinks to his rest

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock Hymnal: The Church Hymnal #d482 (1935)

Then teach me Lord to worship

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock Hymnal: Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #340 (1956) First Line: When the great sun sinks to his rest Languages: English


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Maltbie D. Babcock

1858 - 1901 Person Name: Rev. Maltbie D. Babcock Author of "When the great sun sinks to his rest" in Christian Song Maltbie D. Babcock (b. Syracuse, NY, 1858; d. Naples, Italy, 1901) graduated from Syracuse University, New York, and Auburn Theological Seminary (now associated with Union Theological Seminary in New York) and became a Presbyterian minister. He served the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. In Baltimore he was especially popular with students from Johns Hopkins University, but he ministered to people from all walks of life. Babcock wrote hymn texts and devotional, poems, some of which were published in The School Hymnal (1899). Bert Polman =================== Babcock, Maltbie Davenport, D.D., was born at Syracuse, N.Y., Aug. 3, 1858. Graduating from Syracuse University, he was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry and was pastor of churches in Lockport, N.Y., Baltimore, and N.Y. City. He died at Naples, Italy, May 18th, 1901. He was richly gifted, and his short career was memorable for the extraordinary influence of his personality and his preaching. Extracts from his sermons and poems were published in 1901 as Thoughts for Every Day Living; and his Biography by Dr. C. E. Robinson in 1904. He contributed to the Presbyterian School Hymnal, 1899, the following hymns:— 1. Gaily the bells are ringing. Faster. 2. O blessed Saviour, Lord of love. Unto Me. 3. Shining Sun, shining sun. Child's Hymn. The tunes to these hymns were of his own composing. In The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, there is:— 4. Rest in the Lord, my soul. Trust and Peace and in the American Methodist Hymnal, 1905:— 5. Be strong: we are not here to play. Activity in God's Service. Nos. 4 and 5 are from Thoughts for Every Day Living, 1901; but undated. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Francis Duckworth

1862 - 1941 Composer of "RIMINGTON" in The Hymnal Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1862, Rim­ing­ton, York­shire, Eng­land. Died: Au­gust 16, 1941, at his home Swan­side in Colne, Eng­land. Buried: St. Ma­ry the Vir­gin Ang­li­can Church, Gis­burn, Lan­ca­shire. His grave­stone bears the mu­sic of Rim­ing­ton, and a plaque to his mem­o­ry was placed above the door­way to the for­mer Meth­od­ist Cha­pel in Stop­per Lane, Lan­ca­shire. When Duck­worth was five years old, his fam­i­ly moved to the vil­lage of Stop­per Lane, near Rim­ing­ton. He had to leave school at age 12 to help in the fam­i­ly bus­i­ness. At age 20, he moved to Burn­ley, Lan­ca­shire, to work for a to­bac­co­nist cou­sin. Six years lat­er, he re­turned to live at Colne, and in 1899 took a gro­cery bus­i­ness in Mar­ket Street, Colne. Duckworth had an ear­ly in­ter­est in mu­sic, but re­ceived on­ly three months of for­mal les­sons. Short­ly af­ter ar­riv­ing in Colne, he be­came de­pu­ty or­gan­ist (lat­er or­gan­ist) at the Al­bert Road Meth­od­ist Church, serv­ing un­til 1929. He com­posed nu­mer­ous hymn tunes, 18 of them ap­pear­ing in the Rim­ing­ton Hym­nal. His tune Rim­ing­ton was sung by a mas­sive con­gre­ga­tion of Bri­tish troops on the Mount of Ol­ives af­ter the sur­ren­der of Je­ru­sa­lem dur­ing World War I.

Joseph Mainzer

1801 - 1851 Composer of "MAINZER" in Christian Song Abbe Joseph Mainzer, b. Trier, 1807; d. Mancehster, 1851 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, ====================== Born: October 21, 1801, Trier, Germany. Died: November 10, 1851, Higher Broughton (near Manchester), England. Mainzer was educated at the Maîtrise of Trier Cathedral. Having studied engineering, he worked in mines at Saarbrücken, but was ordained in 1826 and after a few years became an abbé. He left Germany in 1833 for political reasons, settling in Brussels, then Paris, and Britain in 1839, living first in Edinburgh, then, after 1847, in Manchester. He published the Musical Times and Singing Circular. Novello took over the publication in 1844, renaming it the Musical Times. Sources: Pratt, p. 622 =====================,_Joseph_(DNB00)