Hymn #537: Christian, Rise and Act Your Creed
INNOCENTS is the name of this anonymous tune, so named because it was used originally with a hymn for the Feast of the Holy Innocents, traditionally observed on December 28. This day recalls the killing of all baby boys by the order of King Herod, as told in Matthew 2:16.
The Parish Choir was a monthly music journal published in England from 1846 to 1851 for an organization of Anglican musicians affiliated with the Oxford movement. The journal sought to improve the level of music in the liturgy, especially those portions sung by the choir.