Shepherd, Anne, née Houlditch, daughter of the Rev. E. H. Houlditch, sometime Rector of Speen, Berkshire, was born at Cowes, Isle of Wight, Sept. 11, 1809; married to Mr. S. Saville Shepherd in 1843; and died at Blackheath, Kent, Jan. 7, 1857. Her Hymns adapted to the Comprehension of Young Minds were published (3rd ed. 1847 5th ed. 1855), and contained 64 hymns. Of these the following have come into common use:—
1. Around the throne of God in heaven.
2. Glory to Jesus, glory. Praise.
3. Here's a message of love. Invitation.
4. I have read of the Saviour's love. The Love of Christ.
5. See where the gentle Jesus reigns. Jesus, the Children's Friend.
Of these hymns the first has by far the widest acceptance, and is fo… Go to person page >
Around the throne of God in heaven Thousands of children. Anne Shepherd. [Children's Hymn.] Published in her Hymns adapted to the Comprehension of Young Minds, No. 29, in 6 stanzas of 5 lines. The date of the first edition of this work is undetermined. Dr. Moffatt translated this hymn into the Bechuana language for his Kuruman Collection, 1838. In 1853, 4 stanzas were transferred to the Leeds Hymn Book, No. 877, and from thence passed into later collections. Original text in the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, No. 448, with the change in stanza v., 1. 3, "that precious, purple flood" to "that purple, precious flood." It is in very extensive use in America and other English-speaking countries. Original text in Lyra Britannica, 1867, p. 495.
Display Title: Around the Throne of God in HeavenFirst Line: Around the throne of God in heav’nTune Title: CHILDREN'S PRAISESAuthor: Anne H. Shepherd, 1809-1857Meter: 86 86 87Date: 1994Subject: Children's Hymns | ; Everlasting Life | ; Heaven |
Display Title: Around the Throne of God in HeavenFirst Line: Around the throne of God in heavenTune Title: CHILDREN'S PRAISESAuthor: Anne H. ShepherdMeter: C.M.ref.Scripture: Acts 2:39Date: 1990Subject: Christ | Savior; Death | Of Children; Heaven | Redeemed in; The Way of Salvation | The Resurrection and Everlasting Life