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How sang the heavenly army
Nothing is known of the author of this carol or of "J.S.", the composer of the tune. The text is additionally found in the Sunday School Hymnal, compiled by a Presbyter of the Diocese of Michigan (New York, 1866). The "Presbyter of the Diocese of Michigan," was the Rt. Rev. William Edmond Armitage, DD (1830-1873), who was Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Detroit and later Bishop of Wisconsin. Both the text and tune are also found in A. B. Goodrich, ed., A New Service And Tune Book For Sunday Schools (New York, 1863)

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