Lord of the brave, who call’st Thine own

Lord of the brave, who call’st Thine own. John Huntley Skrine* (1848-1923).  Written in 1893 for a service of Confirmation during the time that Skrine was Warden (Headmaster) of Trinity College, Glenalmond, a ‘public’ or independent school (i.e. private school) with a strong Anglican tradition. It was later published in Skrine’s Thirty Hymns for Public School Singing (1899). It was included in the Public School Hymn Book (PSHB, 1903), and remained in later editions (1919, 1949), until it was omitted in the successor to those books, Hymns for Church and School (1964). Outside the public school tradition, the hymn was included in CP (1951).  It was written to encourage young boys...

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