Henry Alline

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Born: 14 June 1748

Died: 2 February 1784


Henry Alline, born at Newport, Rhode Island, was an itinerant preacher throughout Maritime Canada and northeastern New England, but is particularly associated with Nova Scotia: the third edition of his Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (Dover: Samuel Bragg Jr., 1797) contains 488 hymns, although the last of one these is not by Alline himself, and is marked 'By B.R.'.

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Musical settings of literary works

Confidence (Oliver Holden) 4 vo. 1796
Now can my soul in God rejoice (J. West) 4 vo. 1807


  • Alline, Henry. 1786. Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. Boston: Peter Edes. Second Edition, 1795. Third Edition, 1797. Fourth Edition, 1802.

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