Mr. Robinson was born in London, became incumbent of the Octagon Chapel, Bath, and in 1884 of St. German's, Blackheath. He wrote Sermons on Faith and Duty, The Creed and the Age.
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Written in 1869 for the congregation of St. Paul's, Upper Norwood, where he was curate, to be sung after the third Collect at Evening Prayer. It appeared in the S.P.C.K. Church Hymns, 1871.
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Holy Father, cheer our way, p. 969,1. This hymn, as given in Stopford A. Brooke's Christian Hymns, 1881, and Hunter's Hymns of Faith and Life, 1889, is a rewritten form of R. H. Robinson's hymn by Mr. Brooke.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
CAPETOWN was originally composed by Friedrich Filitz (b. Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany, 1804; d. Munich, Germany, 1876) as a setting for the text "Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit"; that text and tune were included in Vierstimmiges Choralbuch (1847), a hymnal compiled by Baron Christian von Bunsen and publis…