The foe behind, the deep before

The foe behind, the deep before.  John Mason Neale* (1818-1866). Written in 1853, this extraordinary hymn was published in Neale’s Carols for Eastertide, set to Ancient Melodies by the Rev. T. Helmore, M.A.; the words Principally in imitation of the original, by the Rev. J.M. Neale, M.A. (1854). This small pamphlet (‘Price Three-Halfpence’) was a companion-piece to Carols for Christmas-Tide; this one contains pages numbered from 35 to 62. According to ‘The foe behind…’ was included in The Sarum Hymnal (1868), edited by Horatio Bolton Nelson* with the assistance of James Russell Woodford* and Edward Arthur Dayman*. In the USA it was in Christ in Song (New York, 1869), edited by...

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