The Pattern of Life, Or, Lessons for Children From The Life Of Our Lord
London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh, 1885
Christmas-tide Hymns & Carols
This book is comprised of a series of essays directed towards children regarding the many aspects of life as taken from the life of Our Lord. Included, however, are a few poems that could easily be made into hymns with an appropriate melody.
'And Was Made Man!' Oh, Wondrous Words! - The Incarnation
O Fairest Day That Ever Dawned - Christmas Day
Clear Shone The Fair White Star Which Led - The Epiphany
Preface from W. C. D., 1885.
This book is intended to instruct and interest the children of the Church of England in the Truths of our Holy Religion.
The teacher will be able very greatly to amplify the questions at the end of each chapter, which are, indeed, meant to be mainly suggestive.
The Hymns, now first printed, may be committed to memory, and may, themselves, form instructions upon the practical truths sought to be enforced by them.
In addition to many of the hymns and carols linked above, Mr. Dix was the author of several other notable hymns and carols including these two for the Christmas-tide:
As with Gladness, Men of Old - Version 3
What Child Is This? (Version 1 from Bramley and Stainer, 1871)
For additional details about Dix together with links to additional hymns and carols, see: William Chatterton Dix.
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