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The Romantic Movement and the Early Nineteenth Century

Edited by J. R. Watson

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780198269731
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600791 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269730.003.0009
The Romantic Movement and the Early Nineteenth Century

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Contains 29 hymns, beginning with William Blake's ‘And did those feet in ancient time’, and continuing to the hymns of the early Victorian period, with writers such as Henry Francis Lyte and Cecil Frances Alexander. Between there are hymns by Reginald Heber, such as ‘From Greenland's icy mountains’, by James Montgomery, and by John Keble, whose sacred poetry in The Christian Year (1827) became justly famous.

Keywords: adoration; Alexander; Blake; children's hymns; Heber; Keble; Lyte; Milman; missionary hymns; Montgomery; sacred poetry

Chapter.  18793 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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