Again the Lord of life and light

Again the Lord of life and light. Anna Letitia Barbauld* (1743-1825).  First published in her friend William Enfield*’s Hymns for Public Worship: selected from various authors, and intended as a supplement to Dr Watts’s Psalms (Warrington, 1772), where it was entitled ‘For Easter-Sunday’. It appeared in Barbauld’s Poems (1773), as ‘Hymn III’, with the same title. It had eleven stanzas.  Many different selections from the eleven stanzas have been made, beginning with William Bengo Collyer*’s Hymns, partly collected and partly original, designed as a Supplement to Dr Watts’ Psalms and Hymns (1812). Collyer grouped the hymns of an author together, and he used stanzas 1-4 as Part I of a hymn...

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