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'Neath the stars that shone so bright
The Rev. Robert Hall Baynes, the author of this text, was born at Wellington, Somerset, in 1831. He studied at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he obtained the degree of M.A., and was then ordained into the Anglican priesthood. He was Vicar of a number of parishes, including Holy Trinity, Folkestone, Kent. The composer of the tune, Matthew Cooke, was organist of Curzon Chapel in Mayfair.

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The Rev. Robert Hall Baynes, M.A. (1831-1895)
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