John W. Chadwick

John W. Chadwick
Short Name: John W. Chadwick
Full Name: Chadwick, John White, 1840-1904
Birth Year: 1840
Death Year: 1904

Chadwick, John White, was born at Marblehead, Mass., U.S., Oct. 19, 1840; graduated at the Cambridge Divinity School, July 19, 1864, and ordained minister of the Second Unitarian Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 21, 1864. A frequent contributor to the Christian Examiner; The Radical; Old and New; Harper's Magazine; and has published many poems in American periodicals. His hymn on Unity, "Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round," was written for the graduating class of the Divinity School, Cambridge, June 19, 1864. It is in Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884. It is a hymn of superior merit. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Chadwick, J. W, p. 216, i. Mr. Chadwick's important prose works were the Life of Theodore Parker, 1890, and that of William Ellery Channing, 1903; and his poetical productions A Book of Poems, 1876, and In Nazareth Town and other Poems, 1883. He received his M.A. from Harvard in 1888; and d. Dec. 11, 1901. In addition to "Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round," already noted on p. 216, ii., Mr. Chadwick's widow has supplied us with the following data concerning his hymns:—
1. A gentle tumult in the earth. [Easter.] Dated 1876.
2. Another year of setting suns. [New Year.] Written as a New Year's Hymn for 1873, and originally began "That this shall be a better year." In The Pilgrim Hymnal, Boston, 1904.
3. Come, let us sing a tender song, [Communion of Saints.] Dated 1901, and included in The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904.
4. Everlasting Holy One. [Invocation.] 1875.
5. It singeth low in every heart. [In Memoriam.] Written in 1876, for the 25th Anniversary of the Dedication of his Church at Brooklyn. It has passed into a great many collections in America, and a few in Great Britain, including Horder's Worship Song, 1905.
6. Now sing we a song for the harvest. [Harvest.]
Written for a Harvest Thanksgiving Service in 1871. Given in The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, and others.
7. 0 God, we come not as of old. [Perfect Law of Liberty.] Written in 1874, and entitled "The Perfect Law."
8. 0 Love Divine of all that is. [Trust.] Written in 1865, and included in his Book of Poems, 1876, as "A Song of Trust." In several American collections.
9. 0 Thou, Whose perfect goodness crowns. [For an Anniversary.] "Written for the 23th Anniversary of his Installation, Dec. 21, 1889." In The Pilgrim Hymnal, and other collections.
10. Thou Whose Spirit dwells in all. [Easter.] Written in 1890.
11. What has drawn us thus apart? [For Unity.] Undated, in the Boston Unitarian Hymns for Church and Home, 1895.
During the past ten years Mr. Chadwick's hymns have become very popular in America, and especially with the compilers of Congrega¬tional and Unitarian collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

John White Chadwick (October 19, 1840 – December 11, 1904) was an American writer and clergyman of the Unitarian Church.

Texts by John W. Chadwick (46)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A goodly tree our fathers planted hereJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Angels we have heard on highJohn White Chadwick, 1840-1904 (Translator)English2
Another year of setting sunsJohn White Chadwick (Author)English35
Ay, look around; but thou mayst not beholdCharles Sumner (Author)2
Backward looking o'er the pastJohn White Chadwick (Author)6
Come, let us sing a tender songJohn W. Chadwick (Author)3
Comes the pleasant autumn timeJohn W. Chadwick (Author)4
Del universo, Creador y ReyJohn W. Chadwick (Author)Spanish2
Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless roundJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English109
Father, we come not as of oldJohn White Chadwick (Author)English3
I do not plead becaue I wouldJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
I do not pray because I wouldJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
I own my Savior all divineJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
I think if he who spake that blessed wordJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
It singeth low in every heartJohn W. Chadwick (Author)59
Jesus, my Lord, that I thy love may winJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Land of our heroes, our heritage fairJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Land of the heroes, our heritage fairJohn White Chadwick (Author)3
Land of the heroes, who won usJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Lo we stand before thee nowJohn W. Chadwick (Author)7
Majesty of law divineJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Now sing we a song for the harvestJohn White Chadwick (Author)English33
O brother of the righteous willJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
O Friend your face I cannot seeJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
O love divine, of all that isJohn White Chadwick (Author)19
O, love divine, our hearts inflameJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
O love that dost with goodness crownJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
O thou whose perfect goodness crownsJohn W. Chadwick (Author)20
O yearly miracle of goodJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Our fathers' faith, we sing of theeJohn W. Chadwick (Author)6
Our life is like a ship that sails some dayJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Spirit of God, in thunder speakJohn White Chadwick (Author)4
That this shall be a better yearJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
The time is short the more the reasonJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
There was a glory in my houseJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Thou glorious God, before whose faceJohn White Chadwick (Author)8
Thou mighty God, who didst of oldJohn White Chadwick (Author)4
Thou, whose name is blazoned forthJohn W. Chadwick (Author)3
Thou whose spirit dwells in allJohn White Chadwick (Author)10
Thy seamless robe conceals thee notJohn W. Chadwick (Author)11
To preach good tidings, this the callJohn W. Chadwick (Author)2
We are of thee, the children of thy loveJohn W. Chadwick (Author)2
Welcome from God, O glad new yearJohn W. Chadwick (Author)2
What has drawn us thus apartJohn White Chadwick (Author)English6
Whene'er the household board is spreadJohn White Chadwick (Author)4
With earnest heart and willing handJohn W. Chadwick (Author)2

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