Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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THE ROSE THAT ALL ARE PRAISING.
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'TWERE VAIN TO TELL THEE ALL I FEEL.
The words of this song were written by J. Augustus Wade, an Englishman, who was born in 1800, and died in London in 1875. He enjoyed in his day considerable reputation as a song-writer and composer, but in his last years he was extremely poor, and went begging among the music-publishers.
These verses were set by F. Stockhausen, to a favorite Swiss air, which has probably kept them in memory. Stockhausen has composed many melodies.








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