The glory of our King was seen

The glory of our King was seen. Margaret Cropper* (1886-1980). Companions give the first publication of this hymn as 1961, in Songs for Joy and then in Infant Praise (1964), but we have been unable to verify this. A third stanza was added when the hymn was first published in a hymnbook, in The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada (1971). It was subsequently included in the British URC book, New Church Praise (1975), and then in HP, RS, and other books. It has remained in use in Canada, the USA, and Australia, being found in WOV, VU, Common Praise (1998), and Together in Song: the Australian Hymn Book II (1999). Some books alter the final line from ‘To...

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