Hymn #588: Let Justice Flow like Streams
This anonymous melody is named ST. THOMAS. It was part of a longer hymn tune called HOLBORN in Aaron Williams’s The Universal Psalmist (1763) and appeared in the present version in Isaac Smith’s A Collection of Psalm Tunes (1770) as a setting for Psalm 48. However, the composer responsible for the arrangement is unknown.
Aaron Williams (1731-1776) published The Universal Psalmist in 1763 and added various editions in later years, including The New Universal Psalmist (1770). Williams was a music engraver and publisher and was also a teacher in the city of London, England, where he was born and died.