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Hymn Writers Of The Church by Charles S. Nutter


Vokes, Mrs., is a hymn writer concerning whom very little is known. Some of her hymns are found in a Selection of Missionary and Devotional Hymns, published in 1797 by Rev. J. Griffin, an English Congregational minister, and several of these are reproduced in J. Dobell's New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns, 1806. In W. B. Collyer's Collection, 1812, there are seven hymns signed |Mrs. Vokes.| While the hymn beginning |Soon may the last glad song arise| is generally accredited to Mrs. Vokes, Dr. Julian, our greatest authority in hymnology, says he has been unable to find any definite and satisfactory evidence that she wrote it. We find the name of this writer spelled |Voke| in some volumes.

Soon may the last glad song arise 630

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