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Meter: Appears in 30 hymnals Matching Instances: 29 Composer and/or Arranger: H. Harington, 1727-1816 Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 51765 43456 65554 Used With Text: When all Thy mercies, O my God


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How lovely is Thy dwelling-place

Meter: Appears in 53 hymnals Matching Instances: 13 Topics: The Church of God The Communion of Saints Scripture: Psalm 84 Used With Tune: HARINGTON Text Sources: Scottish Psalter, 1650

When all your mercies, O my God

Author: Joseph Addison 1672-1719 Meter: Appears in 1,001 hymnals Matching Instances: 3 Used With Tune: HARINGTON
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O thou, from whom all goodness flows

Author: T. Haweis, 1732-1820 Appears in 418 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Used With Tune: HARINGTON (RETIREMENT)


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How lovely is your dwelling-place

Hymnal: Ancient and Modern #662 (2013) Meter: Lyrics: 1 How lovely is your dwelling-place, O Lord of hosts, to me; my thirsting soul longs eagerly within your courts to be. 2 Beside your altars, Lord of all, the swallows find a nest; happy are those who dwell with you and praise you without rest; 3 And happy those whose hearts are set upon the pilgrim ways: you are the water when they thirst, their guide towards your face. 4 How blest are they that in your house for ever give you praise: one day with you is better spent than thousands in dark ways. 5 The Lord will hold back no good thing from those who justly live; to all who trust, the Lord of hosts will all his blessings give. Topics: Dedication Festival; Blessing; Church Worship; Providence; Water Scripture: Psalm 84 Languages: English Tune Title: HARINGTON

How lovely is Thy dwelling-place

Hymnal: The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #659 (1930) Meter: Topics: The Church of God The Communion of Saints Scripture: Psalm 84 Languages: English Tune Title: HARINGTON

How lovely is Thy dwelling-place

Hymnal: The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #659 (1936) Meter: Topics: The Church of God The Communion of Saints; The Church of God The House of Worship; The Church of God The Reception of Members Scripture: Psalm 84 Languages: English Tune Title: HARINGTON


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Henry Harington

1727 - 1816 Person Name: Henry Harington, 1727-1816 Composer of "HARINGTON (RETIREMENT)" in Singing the Faith Born: September 29, 1727, Kelston, Somerset, England. Died: January 15, 1816, Bath, Somerset, England. Buried: Kelston, Somerset, England. Harington, a physician, was mayor of Bath, England, in 1793, and founded the Harmonic Society there. "A tablet was erected to his memory in Bath Abbey, on which is a curious mathematical figure highly suggestive of a proposition in Euclid, but which is really a design showing the ratios of the vibration numbers in the various intervals of the major scale." Lightwood, p. 358

Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719 Person Name: Joseph Addison, 1672-1719 Author of "When all your mercies, O my God" in Singing the Faith Addison, Joseph, born at Milston, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, May 1, 1672, was the son of the Rev. Lancelot Addison, sometime Dean of Lichfield, and author of Devotional Poems, &c, 1699. Addison was educated at the Charterhouse, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1691 and M.A. 1693. Although intended for the Church, he gave himself to the study of law and politics, and soon attained, through powerful influence, to some important posts. He was successively a Commissioner of Appeals, an Under Secretary of State, Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Chief Secretary for Ireland. He married, in 1716, the Dowager Countess of Warwick, and died at Holland House, Kensington, June 17, 1719. Addison is most widely known through his contributions to The Spectator, The Toiler, The Guardian, and The Freeholder. To the first of these he contributed his hymns. His Cato, a tragedy, is well known and highly esteemed. Addison's claims to the authorship of the hymns usually ascribed to him, or to certain of them, have been called in question on two occasions. The first was the publication, by Captain Thompson, of certain of those hymns in his edition of the Works of Andrew Marvell, 1776, as the undoubted compositions of Marvell; and the second, a claim in the Athenaeum, July 10th, 1880, on behalf of the Rev. Richard Richmond. Fully to elucidate the subject it will be necessary, therefore, to give a chronological history of the hymns as they appeared in the Spectator from time to time. i. The History of the Hymns in The Spectator. This, as furnished in successive numbers of the Spectator is :— 1. The first of these hymns appeared in the Spectator of Saturday, July 26, 1712, No. 441, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. The article in which it appeared was on Divine Providence, signed “C." The hymn itself, "The Lord my pasture shall prepare," was introduced with these words:— "David has very beautifully represented this steady reliance on God Almighty in his twenty-third psalm, which is a kind of pastoral hymn, and filled with those allusions which are usual in that kind of writing As the poetry is very exquisite, I shall present my readers with the following translation of it." (Orig. Broadsheet, Brit. Mus.) 2. The second hymn appeared in the Spectator on Saturday, Aug. 9, 1712, No. 453, in 13 st. of 4 1., and forms the conclusion of an essay on " Gratitude." It is also signed " C," and is thus introduced:— “I have already obliged the public with some pieces of divine poetry which have fallen into my hands, and as they have met with the reception which they deserve, I shall, from time to time, communicate any work of the same nature which has not appeared in print, and may be acceptable to my readers." (Orig. Broadsheet, British Museum) Then follows the hymn:—"When all Thy mercies, 0 my God." 3. The number of the Spectator for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1712, No. 461, is composed of three parts. The first is an introductory paragraph by Addison, the second, an unsigned letter from Isaac Watts, together with a rendering by him of Ps. 114th; and the third, a letter from Steele. It is with the first two we have to deal. The opening paragraph by Addison is:— “For want of time to substitute something else in the Boom of them, I am at present obliged to publish Compliments above my Desert in the following Letters. It is no small Satisfaction, to have given Occasion to ingenious Men to employ their Thoughts upon sacred Subjects from the Approbation of such Pieces of Poetry as they have seen in my Saturday's papers. I shall never publish Verse on that Day but what is written by the same Hand; yet shall I not accompany those Writings with Eulogiums, but leave them to speak for themselves." (Orig. Broadsheet, British Museum

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

1772 - 1834 Person Name: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834 Author of "O sweeter than the marriage-feast" in The Beacon Song and Service book Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, was born at St. Mary Ottery, Devonshire, 1772, educated at Christ's Hospital, London, and Jesus College, Cambridge, and died in 1834. His Child's Prayer at Evening, "Ere on my bed my limbs I lay," in Martineau's Hymns, 1840 and 1873, is dated 1808. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ================= Samuel Taylor Coleridge; 21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet, Romantic, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism. Throughout his adult life, Coleridge suffered from crippling bouts of anxiety and depression; it has been speculated by some that he suffered from bipolar disorder, a condition as yet unidentified during his lifetime. Coleridge suffered from poor health that may have stemmed from a bout of rheumatic fever and other childhood illnesses. He was treated for these concerns with laudanum, which fostered a lifelong opium addiction. --excerpt from


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Small Church Music

Editors: Joseph Addison Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was launched in 2006, growing out of the requests from those struggling to provide suitable music for their services and meetings. Rev. Clyde McLennan was ordained in mid 1960’s and was a pastor in many small Australian country areas, and therefore was acutely aware of this music problem. Having also been trained as a Pipe Organist, recordings on site (which are a subset of the site) are all actually played by Clyde, and also include piano and piano with organ versions. All recordings are in MP3 format. Churches all around the world use the recordings, with downloads averaging over 60,000 per month. The recordings normally have an introduction, several verses and a slowdown on the last verse. Users are encouraged to use software: Audacity ( or Song Surgeon ( (see for more information) to adjust the MP3 number of verses, tempo and pitch to suit their local needs. Copyright notice: Rev. Clyde McLennan, performer in this collection, has assigned his performer rights in this collection to Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact Home/Music( List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About