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Welcome the hope of Israel's race
The Rev. James Merrick, M.A. (1720-1769) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. His text is set to Richard Cooke's tune, "Westminster Abbey." This is not to be confused with the other tune "Westminster Abbey," often sung with the text, "Christ is made the sure foundation," which is an arrangement of the last section of Henry Purcell's anthem, "O God, thou art my God."

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The College of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity in the University of Oxford, founded in the year 1554 by Sir Thomas Pope, Knight, and the Lady Elizabeth his wife.
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