Composer: Reginald Francis Dale
Born: September 2, 1845, Sydenham, England.
Died: November 14, 1919, Headington, Oxford, England.
Son of the Dean of Rochester, Dale was a Scholar of The Queen’s College, Oxford (BA & MusB 1866). Ordained a deacon in 1870, and priest in 1871, he was assistant master at Westminster School (1870-86); Rector of Bletchingdon (1885-99) and Hampton Poyle (1892-97), and Perpetual Curate of Binsey (1905-10). His works include:
Twenty-Two Original Hymn Tunes, by Two Oxford Graduates, 1867 (co-editor with H. J. Poole)
A Music Primer for Schools (co-editor with John Troutbeck)
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TextsO Jesus, Thou Art StandingSometimes a light surprisesO Jesus! Lord most merciful
O Jesus! Lord most merciful,
Low at thy cross I lie;
O sinner's Friend, most pitiful,
Hear my bewailing cry.
I come to thee with mourning,
I come to thee in woe;
With contrite heart returning,
And tears that overflow.
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