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    Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind. (Repton)

    Michael Cull.

    by Michael Cull.

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    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet (1848 – 1918) was an English composer probably best known for the choral song "Jerusalem", the coronation anthem "I was glad" and the hymn tune "Repton" which sets the words of "Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind".
    Born in Bournemouth Hampshire and brought up at Highnam Court Gloucestershire, he was the son of artist and collector Thomas Gambier Parry. He was educated at Eton and Exeter College Oxford.
    Although a prolific general composer, it is a little sad that he is only really remembered for his sacred music.
    I thought it might be appropriate to include this hymn here, bearing in mind the location.

    This video was made on a D-type Wurlitzer, believed to be the first one to be imported into the UK in 1925. After being used in the "Picture House" Walsall for several years, it was then installed in the Congregational Church at Beer, a delightful little fishing village situated in South Devon UK, where it still remains.