Error Report - Lord, Thou on Earth Didst Love Thine Own

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The page at http://www.hymnary.org/hymn/CH1805/d76 says Ray Palmer's Lord, Thou on Earth Didst Love Thine Own appeared in "The Christian Harmony" in 1805. That was four years before Palmer was born.


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There's no database entry (yet) for the 1867 first edition of William Walker's Christian Harmony, but I suppose it's quite possible it's there. How the DNAH contributor of Ingalls' CH might have introduced an entry from another book of the same title is, however, a mystery. I don't have a copy of the 1805 or 1867 books to look at, but I don't see this first line listed in the bicentennial edition of Ingalls or the 1873 edition of Walker.

I imagine it's more likely that there's a hymn in Ingalls that has a partial-match first line that got miscoded as the same hymn as Palmer's. "All for Jesus" is a classic example of the sort of first line that is subject to this sort of editorial misreading. The database shows about 25 hymns with this given as Title and about 7 with "All for Jesus, all for Jesus" as first line and at least ten more whose refrains begin with "All for Jesus".

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