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Frederic Denison

Short Name: Frederic Denison
Full Name: Denison, Frederic, 1819-1901
Birth Year: 1819
Death Year: 1901

Denison, Frederic. (Stonington, Connecticut, September 28, 1819--August 16, 1901, Providence, Rhode Island). Baptist. Son of Isaac and Levina (Fish) Denison. Brown University, B.A. 1847, and M.A. Pastorates at First Baptist Church, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1847-1854; Central Baptist Church, Norwich, Connecticut, 1854-1859; Baptist Church at Central Falls, Rhode Island, 1859-1861; First Baptist Church, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1865-1871; Baptist Church oat New Haven, Connecticut, 1872-1873; Baptist Church at Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 1874-1876; and Roger Williams Baptist Church, Wanskuck, Providence, Rhode Island, for a few years after leaving Woonsocket. Army chaplain with First Rhode Island Cavalry (1861-1863), and Third Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, 1863-1864. Author of several religious and historical works, as well as a number of poems and hymns. Two collections of his hymns are Army Hymns; written for the First Regiment New England Cavalry, Providence, 1861, and Army Hymns; written for the Third Regiment, R. I. Heavy Artillery, Providence, 1861.

These two little hymnals, containing eighteen and sixteen hymns respectively, have only the texts, though the tunes are suggested. While some of the hymns are well written, none could be considered great, and most have military themes or references that make them unsuitable for general usage. Other hymns by Denison are "The cross of my Lord," "Battle song," "Bethesda is open," and two hymns for young people, "Young people's rally" and "Christian endeavor."

--Phillip W. Sims, DNAH Archives

Texts by Frederic Denison (34)sort descendingAsInstances
All worldly wealth compared with theeRev. F. Denison (Author)3
Almighty Sovereign, just and wiseF. Denison (Author)2
Away, away the poisoned chaliceF. Denison (Author)2
Bethesda is open, the angel has comeRev. F. Denison (Author)21
Bright city of beautyF. Denison (Author)2
Brother, thou hast passed the riverF. Denison (Author)2
By Jordan's strand we joyful standRev. F. Denison (Author)2
Clouds may gather thick aboveF. Denison (Author)2
Eternal God, thy holy handF. Denison (Author)2
Fliehe die Trunkenheit, Sie gebiert den TodF. Denison (Author)2
Forward, brave men, to the battleRev. F. Denison (Author)3
Forward, soldiers, bold and fearlessRev. F. Denison (Author)2
From Calvary's mountain soundingRev. Frederick Denison (Author)36
He lives, proclaim the tidingsF. Denison (Author)3
He loves, proclaim the tidingsF. Denison (Author)2
Hear, O hear the grand decreeF. Denison (Author)2
I cross the ever surging seaRev. F. Denison (Author)2
Lo on GenesaretF. Denison (Author)2
Loved land that our fathersF. Denison (Author)2
My faith beholds the jewel wallsF. Denison (Author)3
O Lord, our fathers' KingF. Denison (Author)2
O strive to stop the drunkard'sF. Denison (Author)2
O thou enthroned above the skiesF. Denison (Author)2
On the Rock eternal standingF. Denison (Author)2
On the stormy billowsF. Denison (Author)2
Our Father and our GodF. Denison (Author)2
Our sacred strings shall soundF. Denison (Author)2
Rebellion rose against God's throneF. Denison (Author)2
The land our fathers gaveF. Denison (Author)2
The water of life is still flowingF. Denison (Author)2
Today, with songs, we comeF. Denison (Author)2
Wake from intemperance, hear ye mercy's songF. Denison (Author)5
Wild the storm wind, dark the nightRev. F. Denison (Author)5
Yes, full the fount of mercy flowsF. Denison (Author)2
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