Mary How Sweetly Falls that Word

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Don9of11
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Mary How Sweetly Falls that Word

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Is the hymn Mary How Sweetly Falls that Word still sung in the UK?

I've been doing some research on the composer (E.M. Bray) and author of this hymn (See attached)
E M Bray.pdf
I'm wondering if anyone might have information on the composer or author that isn't on the internet.

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Although your documentation shows that this hymn appeared in the St Basil Hymnal until the 1950s, that hymnal was never used on this side of the Pond. I have never heard of either the hymn or its author. It has not appeared in any UK hymnal in recent times.
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For anyone who might be following this discussion, for the past couple of years now I have posted on my website a HYMN OF THE MONTH. Each month I feature a short story on a Catholic hymn with a short biography on the author, the composer(s), and a short reflection. This month I have chosen a favorite hymn of mine, Mary! How Sweetly Falls That Word. This is a beautiful hymn that honors the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Take a few moments to read about the author and composer of this beautiful Catholic hymn and be sure to share this story with all your friends.

https://www.motherofmercycatholichymns. ... that-word/
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