Tennyson, Alfred, Lord, son of the Rev. G. C. Tennyson, Rector of Somersby, Lincolnshire, was born at Somersby, Aug. 6, 1809; educated at Trinity College, Cambridge; appointed Poet Laureate in 1850, and raised to the Peerage in 1884. Although Lord Tennyson has not written any hymns, extracts from his poems are sometimes used as such, as "Strong Son of God, immortal Love" (Faith in the Son of God), from the Introduction to his In Memoriam, 1850; the well-known "Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now," and others. The former is sometimes given as "Spirit of immortal Love," and again as "Eternal God, immortal Love."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Composed by George J. Elvey (PHH 48) in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul…
Display Title: Incarnate God, Immortal LoveFirst Line: Incarnate God, immortal LoveTune Title: ROCKINGHAMAuthor: Alfred TennysonMeter: L.M.Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:7Date: 1995Subject: Faith and Aspiration | ; Jesus Christ | Divinity; Jesus Christ | Love of; Nurture | ; Year A | Proper 14; Year B | Advent 2; Year B | Proper 6; Year C | Proper 28