John White Chadwick

John White Chadwick
Short Name: John White 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 White Chadwick (47)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A goodly tree our fathers planted hereJohn White Chadwick (Author)English2
Again the Christmas board is spreadJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English2
Angels we have heard on highJohn White Chadwick, 1840-1904 (Translator)English2
Another year of setting sunsJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English35
Ay, look around; but thou mayst not beholdJohn W. Chadwick (Author)2
Backward looking over the pastJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English8
Come, let us sing a tender songJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English4
Comes the pleasant autumn timeJohn W. Chadwick (Author)3
Del universo, Creador y ReyJohn W. Chadwick (Author)Spanish2
Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless roundJohn White Chadwick 1840-1904 (Author)English115
Father, we come not as of oldJohn White Chadwick (Author)English3
I do not plead [pray] because I wouldJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English3
I own my Savior all divineJ. W. Chadwick (Author)English2
I think if he who spake that blessed wordJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
It singeth low in every heartJohn White Chadwick (Author)English62
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 W. Chadwick (Author)2
Land of the heroes, who won usJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Lo, we stand before Thee nowJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English6
Majesty of law divineJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Now sing we a song for the harvestJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English37
O brother of the righteous willJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
O Friend your face I cannot seeJohn White Chadwick (Author)English2
O love divine, of all that isRev. John W. Chadwick (Author)English20
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)English24
O yearly miracle of goodJohn White Chadwick (Author)English2
Our fathers' faith, we sing of theeJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English5
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 Christmas time draws on apaceJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English2
The time is short the more the reasonJ. W. Chadwick (Author)English2
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 forthJ. W. Chadwick (Author)English5
Thou whose spirit dwells in allJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English9
Thy seamless robe conceals thee notJohn White Chadwick (Author)English10
To preach good tidings, this the callJohn W. Chadwick (Author)2
We are of thee, the children of thy loveJohn White Chadwick (Author)2
Welcome from God, O glad new yearJ. W. Chadwick (Author)English2
What has drawn us thus apartJohn W. Chadwick (Author)English6
Whene'er the household board is spreadJohn W. Chadwick (Author)3
With earnest heart and willing handJohn White Chadwick (Author)2

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