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Unheard the dews around me fall

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Unheard the dews around me fall
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Unheard the dews around me fall.
[Peace amid silence.] This hymn appeared anonymously in Dr. G. W. Briggs's (Unitarian) Hymns for Public Worship, Boston, 1845, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It was repeated in Hedge and Huntington's Hymns for the Church of Christ, 1853, and later American collections; and in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873. In Stopford A. Brooke's Christian Hymns, 1881, No. 177, it is slightly altered, and another stanza (iv.) is added. This text is repeated in Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, No. 438.

John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

WINDSOR (Tye)


DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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LUDWIG (Beethoven 33231)


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

Chapel Hymns and Services #d136

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #134

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a134

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d464

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Hymns for Public Worship #225

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #191

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #191

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #115

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National Hymn and Tune Book #227

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Plymouth Collection #a1320

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1320

Progressive Songster #d159

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Services for Congregational Worship. The New Hymn and Tune Book #70

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #358

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d446

Songs of the Church #d230

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1320

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The Palm #123b

The Pocket Harmony #24

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The Psalms of Life #143

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #65

Exclude 21 pre-1979 instances
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