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Autograph manuscripts of celebrated hymns

HYMN WRITERS
Superb collection of 22 autograph manuscripts signed of 19th century hymns, each mounted on card, identified at the foot (some slight foxing). The manuscripts form a collection originally made by Charles Wood, later Viscount Halifax (1839-1934), and are made up of his favourite hymns. Nine hymns are accompanied by transcriptions.
Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895, wife of the Bishop of Derry): There is a green hill far away.
Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825-1906, Bishop of Exeter): Peace, perfect peace.
William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898): Come unto Me, ye weary, with a short note on trimmed writing paper.
John Ellerton (1826-1893): Saviour, again to Thy dear Name we raise.
The Reverend Albert Midlane (1825-1909): There's a Friend for little children and Revive Thy work, O Lord.
The Reverend Samuel John Stone (1839-1900): The Church's one Foundation.
Elizabeth Codner (1824-1919, writer of religious books and hymns): Lord, I hear of showers of blessing.
The Reverend Henry (1823-1900): At even ere the sun was set.
George Rawson (1807-1889) Walking with Thee, my God.
William Walsham How (1823-1897, Bishop of Wakefield): O Jesu, Thou art standing.
The Reverend Stopford Brooke (1832-1916, divine and man of letters): When the Lord of Love was here.
The Reverend John Murch Wigner (1844-1911, India Office worker & divine): Come to the Saviour now.
The Reverend Frederick William Robertson (1816-1853, divine): But chiefly you should lift your gaze.
Elizabeth Rundle Charles (1828-1896, author): Never further than Thy Cross.
James Montgomery (1771-1854, poet): Oh! Life, what is thy breath?
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879, poet): Jesus Only! In the shadow.
The Reverend Frederick Whitfield (1829-1904, poet): I need Thee precious Jesus, for I am full of sin.
Miss A M Hull: He was wounded for our transgressions.
Theodore Monod (b. 1836, pastor of the French Reformed Church in Paris): Oh the bitter shame and sorrow. A printed copy with autograph corrections, signed 'Th. Monod with Christian regards. Aug 19.1901'
Jemima Thompson Luke (1813-1906, writer): I think when I read that sweet story of old.
Anna Letitia Waring (1823-1910): My heart is resting, O my God.
Frances Bevan: Say this word of grace to all. Translated by Mrs Bevan from a hymn by Erdmann Neumeister (1671-1756).
Anne R Cousin (1824-1906, poet): The sands of time are sinking.
Katherine Hankey (1834-1911, writer): Tell me the Story simply, with two staves of music.
George Thomas Coster (1835-1912, writer and divine): Dost thou bow beneath the burthen.
The Reverend T Vincent Tymms (d. 1921): Another Sabbath ended.
  also included is a manuscript of Frederick William Faber, D.D. (1814-1863, superior of the London Oratory), a treatise on Holy Trinity, with a note at the foot identifying it, signed by Charles Wood and dated 23 April 1885.
[No: 21742]


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