Bonhams seek happy throng
AN AUTHOR's manuscript of one of the best-known hymns inEnglish, "Onward, Christian soldiers" (right), is expectedto sell for as much as £1500 when it comes up for auction in thespring.
It was written by the Revd Sabine Baring-Gould and firstpublished, over his initials, in the Church Times on 15October 1864, the year of Baring-Gould's ordination. It was No. VIIin a series of "Mission Hymns", and headed "Hymn for Processionwith Cross and Banners".
When, in later ...
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