Thou art gone up on high
Thou art gone up on high. Emma Toke* (1812-1878).
This was published anonymously in the SPCK Hymns for Public Worship (1852), in three 8-line stanzas; and, with the author’s name in the index, in its successor, the SPCK Church Hymns (1871). In Church Hymns with Tunes (1874), it was set in six 4-line stanzas to a tune, ASCENSION, by Henry John Gauntlett* (the name suggests that it was written for this hymn, although it was placed in the ‘General Hymns’ section and not set for Ascension-tide). It was included in the First Edition of A&M (1861) with a tune, ST HELENA, adapted from the 18th-century MOUNT EPHRAIM by Benjamin Milgrove*. It continued in successive editions of A&M until...
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