The universal selection seemed to turn to “mother’s favorite,” which had be meant so much at the turning point of life’s highway. The choice of “Lead Kindly Light,” and “Come, Thou Fount,” “Rock of Ages,” “Nearer my God to thee” and other hymns loved by many celebrated men, proved these songs to be also the favorites of people all over the world.
One hundred and ten years ago.
Those familiar with the hymn may wonder where the third stanza got off to. So, perhaps more to say about “Rock of ages” and hymnals in a bit.
Cleaning music books now, then onto my statistics books and books of arcane data tables. If you don’t hear from me in a day or so, please come looking!