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Charles Wesley; George Whitefield
|Anmerkungen:||In twelve numbered stanzas; first line: Ah! lovely appearance of death!
"Though the title of this hymn states that the author was Whitefield, it was first printed in the first series of Charles Wesley's funeral hymns. ... See also Charles Wesley's Journal, vol. 1, 1849, p. 379, for the occasion which inspired this poem."--Sabin, entry 102643.
Text in two columns within mourning borders; relief cut of coffin (Reilly 1215); printed area measures 33.8 x 18.7 cm.
|Beschreibung:||1 online resource (1 sheet ( p.)) : ill. (relief cut)|
|Verfasserangabe:||composed by that eminent servant of the most high God, the late reverend and renowned George Whitefield, Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess of Huntingdon, &c. &c. ; Who departed this life in full assurance of a better, on Lord's Day, the thirtieth of September, 1770, at 6 o'clock in the morning, of a sudden fit of the asthma, at Newbury-Port.--This hymn was designed to have been sung over his corpse, by the orphans belonging to his tabernacle in London, had this truly great, pious, and learned man died there.|