Berean Bible Heritage Church
February 24, 2018; 6:04 pm
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Thomas Augustus Arne

by Faith Marie Macomber, age 13


Thomas Augustus Arne was born in London, England on March 12, 1710; he died in London, on March 5, 1778.

He was educated at Eton and after completing law course; he did what his father wanted him to do and started working on music.

He composed two oratorios, thirteen masques and operas. He was considered to be England’s best Composer of the eighteenth century.

His sister, Mrs. Susanna Cibber, was an outstanding singer for whom Handel wrote the contralto solos in Messiah.

These are the songs he wrote.

  • “Am I a Soldier of the Cross,” music
  • “This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made,” music


William J. Reynolds, Baptist Hymnal (Boardman Press, 19760). Page 254 & 454

Forrest M. McCann, Hymns & History A.C.U Press, 1997. Page 345 & 546

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