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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

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Saturday, December 21, 1754 - Friday, October 9, 1829

Born: December 21, 1754, Breccles Hall, Norfolk, England.
Died: October 9, 1829.

Hurn was appointed as a classical tutor at the Free Grammar School, Dedham, Essex, in 1777. He joined the army in 1779, but resigned his commission in 1780. Bishop Young of Norwich ordained him in 1781. After holding various curacies, including Beighton, Broome, and Stowmarket, he became Vicar of Debenham, Suffolk, in 1790. He resigned this post in October 1822, and in April 1823, became pastor of the Congregational chapel at Woodbridge, where he remained the rest of his life. His works include:

Health Hill, a descriptive poem, 1777
Blessings of Peace, a Lyric Poem, 1784
Laughter in Death, appended to the sermon Preparation for Death, 1792
Psalms and Hymns (Ipswich: J. Raw, 1813)


Angels Rejoiced and Sweetly Sung
Rise, Gracious God, and Shine
Arise, O God, and Shine
God of Truth His Church Has Blest, The


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