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Neil Dougall (1776-1862)
Neil Dougall (1776-1862) was a Scottish poet and composer, born in Greenock. Educated until the age of fifteen, Dougall was then apprenticed as a sailor and served during the 1793 war with the French. He was accidentally injured during a victory salute to Lord Howe in 1794, losing half of his right arm and his eyesight. As he recovered from his injuries, he developed a fine musical talent and became a popular singing teacher as well as a tavern-keeper. He married in 1806 and had four sons and six daughters.
Dougall is the composer of about a hundred psalm and hymn tunes.
Behold The Great Creator Lyrics
1. Behold the great Creator makes
Himself a house of clay,
A robe of virgin flesh He takes
Which He will wear for ay.
2. Hark, hark, the wise eternal Word,
Like a weak infant cries!
In form of servant is the Lord,
And God in cradles lies.
3. This wonder struck the world amazed,
It shook the starry ...
For Mary Mother Of Our Lord Lyrics
Meter CM. Lyrics by John Raphael Peacey (1896 – 1971), copyright the Rev. Mary Jane Handcock.
We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.
Kilmarnock ~ Recording Tune: Kilmarnock, a Scottish Traditional melody composed by Neil Dougall ...
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