Geoffrey Beaumont

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1903 – 1970

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Who was Geoffrey Beaumont?

Geoffrey Beaumont was an Anglican priest and monk of the Community of the Resurrection who was also a composer of popular songs and hymn tunes. He was for a time chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge. With Patrick Appleford he founded the '20th Century Light Music Group' and edited several new collections of hymns of which many are found in various hymnals and are still sung today. Probably his best known hymn tune is "Hatherop Castle" set for the words "O Jesus I have promised".

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Born
1903
Died
1970

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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