The Wise May Bring Their Learning: author hints?

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This hymn is commonly attributed to "Anonymous", yet there are hints from some 19th century hymnals that suggest research directions.

For example, the 1881 "The Presbyterian Hymnal for the Young: With Accompanying Tunes" lists "Lausanne Psalter" as a possible text source; this work edited by Guillaume Franc in 1865 is available online (, but is clearly a French translations of the 150 psalms and little else--perhaps the reference was intended as a tune source?  I didn't check the tunes, merely the text.

Also, The Church Porch, a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools Rev. Ed.‎page 223", contains a reference to "German, 1648", which again may be a tune source rather than a textual source.  Perhaps someone versed in 17th century German hymnody could chase this down?

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