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Stuart Keene Hine

HINE, Stuart Keene. b. Hammersmith, London, 25 July 1899; d. Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, 14 March 1989. Born into a Salvation Army family in London, he was educated at Cooper’s Company School. He served in the First World War from 1917-19, after which he and his wife became Plymouth Brethren missionaries, mainly in Eastern Europe between 1923 and 1939, when they were forced to return to Britain by the political situation. During the Second World War they worked with displaced persons. Hine retired to Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, and later to Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. In 1958 he published an account of the hymn which made his name famous, The Story of ‘How Great Thou Art!’. That hymn, beginning...

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