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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

27 January 1839 A.D. John Julian—Church of England Vicar, Hymnwriter, & Compiler, e.g. Hymns: Ancient and Modern

27 January 1839 A.D.  John Julian—Church of England Vicar, Hymnwriter,  & Compiler, e.g. Hymns:  Ancient and Modern

John Julian (1839 to 1913)

Church of England

Hymnwriter's Friend



John Julian, born at St. Agnes, Cornwall became a vicar in the Church of England. He is best known for his wonderful reference tool, the Dictionary of Hymnology: Origin and History of Christian Hymns and Hymnwriters of All Ages and Nations, Together with Biographical and Critical Notices of Their Authors and Translators. He wrote a few worship hymns himself.

John Julian (27 January 1839 – 23 January 1913)[1] (no middle name on birth certificate) was a clergyman and the editor of A Dictionary of Hymnology[2] which remains a common reference for those studying hymnody and hymnology.

He graduated from Durham University (MA, 1887), from Lambeth (DD, 1894) and from Howard University, Washington DC (LLD, 1894).

He was Vicar of Topcliffe, Yorkshire and later Vicar of Wincobank. In November 1901 he was appointed Prebendary of Church Fenton in York Minster.[3] He later became a Canon of York.

He also wrote Concerning Hymns (1874), History of the Use of Hymns in Public Worship, and Their Proper Characteristics (1894), and Carols, Ancient and Modern (1900).[4]


Jump up ^ Hayden, Andrew. British Hymn Writers and Composers: A Check-list. Croydon, England: Hymn Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 1977.

Jump up ^ Julian, John (June 1907). A Dictionary of Hymnology. London: John Murray. 

Jump up ^ "Ecclesiastical intelligence" The Times (London). Monday, 4 November 1901. (36603), p. 8.

Jump up ^ Adams, Dick. "John D. Julian". Cyber Hymnal. Retrieved 2007-02-01. 

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