COLLISHAW, GEORGE, b. 1768.
Original hymns on various subjects ..., 1843.
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 226
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CITATION: George Collishaw Original hymns on various subjects ..., MSS 226, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
The author gives his name as "Geo. Collishaw PG" and his age as seventy-four at the time the manuscript was composed. His place of residence is unknown but a hymn by Collishaw was used in a funeral service conducted at the Independent Chapel in Melbourn, England, in October, 1833.
The volume consists of two hundred and seven pages containing one hundred
and seventy six handwritten hymns with no musical arrangement. The
full title is "Original Hymns on various Subjects, chiefly composed in
Scripture Expressions. Including All the Books of the Old and New
Testament." The first twelve pages are a table of first lines arranged
alphabetically. The last four pages list Biblical chapters and verses
with the corresponding hymn. A short preface indicates that Collishaw
composed the hymns for his "own Amusement and Edification; and were never
intended to come into print."