Authors:John D Julian
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|John D Julian|
|Also known as||John D. Julian|
|Born||January 27, 1839, St. Agnes, Cornwall.|
|Died||January 22, 1913, Thirsk, Yorkshire, England.|
|Education||Lambeth Degree (DD)|
|Best known for||Dictionary of Hymnology, Hymns:O God of God O Light of Light|
John D Julian; (1839 to 1913) , an eminent English clergyman, was born at St.
Agnes, in Cornwall, January 27, 1839; was educated privately; took orders in the Church of England in 1866; was vicar of Wincobanck, 1876-1905; since 1905, vicar of Topcliff. He received M.A. from Durham University, 1887; D.D. from Lambeth, 1894; LL.D. from Howard University, Washington, 1894.
Dr. Julian was editor in chief of the Dictionary of Hymnology, published in London and New York in 1892. A second edition of this great and invaluable work, with a new supplement, was published in 1907. This Dictionary is the most important work ever published in English hymnology. It is a truly monumental work, and to it all who now study or write in the department of hymnology must go for information not to be found in any other volume.
Dr. Julian has also published volumes titled:
- Concerning Hymns, 1874;
- History of the Use of Hymns in Public Worship, and Their Proper Characteristics, 1894;
- Carols, Ancient and Modern, 1900.
He is the author of several hymns and translations found in English hymnals. A few years ago he presented his large collection of hymnological books and manuscripts to the Church House, Dean's Yard, London, where it forms the hymnological department of the library.