Thomas Kelly

Life
1769-1854; author of numerous hymns included in Church of Ireland Hymnal (1960, 1987 eds.), Nos. 366, 368, 378, 398, 460, incl. ‘We have no abiding city here’ [No. 216; New Hymnal 514] - the phrase used by Michael Longley as an early collection title.

 

References
No Dictionary of National Biography entry.

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Quotations
‘The Head that once was crowned with thorns/Is crowned with glory now,’ from Hymns on various passages of scripture (1820) [See Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.]

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