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Study Resources :: Music Resources :: Music beginning with 'A' :: John Samuel Bewley Monsell

Hymns / Music :: John Samuel Bewley Monsell

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Born: March 2, 1811, St Columb’s, Londonderry, Ireland.

Died: April 9, 1875, Guilford, Surrey, England.

Buried: Guildford Cemetery, Surrey, England.

Monsell, son of the archdeacon of Londonderry, Ireland, attended Trinity College in Dublin, and was ordained in 1834. In 1853, he was assigned to a post in England. He was vicar of Egham, Surrey, until 1870, and rector at St. Nicholas’, Guildford, until 1875, when he was killed by a fall from the roof of the church while it was being rebuilt. His 11 volumes of poetry include almost 300 hymns. His works include:

  • Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, 1837
  • Parish Musings, or Devotional Poems, 1850
  • His Presence, not His Memory, 1855, 1858
  • Spiritual Songs for the Sundays and Holy Days throughout the Year, 1857
  • Hymns of Love and Praise for the Church’s Year, 1863, 1866
  • The Passing Bell; Ode to the Nightingale, and Other Poems, 1867
  • Our New Vicar, 1867
  • Litany Hymns, 1869
  • The Winton Church Cathechist
  • Simon the Cyrenian, and Other Poems, 1873
  • The Parish Hymnal after the Order of the Book of Common Prayer, 1873
  • Watches by the Cross, 1874
  • Nursery Carols


  1. Awake, Glad Soul
  2. Birds Have Their Quiet Nests
  3. Dark and Dim the Daylight Rose
  4. Fight the Good Fight with All Thy Might
  5. Friend of the Friendless and the Lone
  6. Light of the World, We Hail Thee
  7. My God, What Wondrous Love Was Thine
  8. O for a Heart More Fervent
  9. O for the Time When on the World
  10. O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
  11. O’er the Distant Mountains Breaking
  12. On Our Way Rejoicing
  13. Rest of the Weary
  14. Sinful, Sighing to be Blest
  15. Sing to the Lord of Harvest
  16. Springtide Brings Leaf and Flower, The
  17. This Day the Lord Is Risen
  18. When Cold Our Hearts and Far from Thee
  19. Why Restless, Why So Weary?
  20. Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
  21. Yes, I Do Feel, My God, That I Am Thine


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