|Short Name:||Sidney Dyer|
|Full Name:||Dyer, Sidney, 1814-1898|
Dyer, Sidney, who served in the U. S. Army from 1831 to c. 1840, is a native of White Creek, Washington County, New York, where he was born in 1814. On leaving the army he was ordained a Baptist Minister in 1842, and acted first as a Missionary to the Choctaws, then as Pastor in Indianapolis, Indiana (1852), and as Secretary to the Baptist Publication Society, Phila. (1859). He has published sundry works, and in the Southwestern Psalmist, 1851, 16 of his hymns are found.
The following are later and undated:—
1. Go, preach the blest salvation. Missions. In the Baptist Praise Book, 1871, and The Baptist Hymn & Tune Book, 1871.
2. Great Framer [Maker] of unnumbered worlds. National Humiliation. In the Boston Unitarian Hymn [and Tune] Book, 1868, and others.
3. When faint and weary toiling. Work whilst it is day. In the Baptist Praise Book, 1871.
4. Work, for the night is coming. Duty. This hymn is in wider use than the foregoing, but though often ascribed to Dyer, is really by Miss Anna L. Walker, of Canada, who published a volume of Poems, 1868. S. Dyer, in 1854, wrote a hymn on the same subject for a Sunday-school in Indianapolis, and hence the confusion between the two. In 1882 a cento beginning with the same stanza was given in Whiting's (English) Hymns for the Church Catholic, No. 366. Of this cento, stanzas i., ii. are by Miss Walker; and stanzas iii., iv. by Miss Whiting, daughter of the editor of that collection. [Rev.F. M. Bird, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Dyer, S., p. 317, ii. Additional hymns by Dr. Dyer are given in the Baptist Sursum Corda, Phila., 1898, with the following dates :—
1. Enter, Jesus bids thee welcome. Invitation. 1883.
2. No more with horrors veil the tomb. Burial. 1897.
Dr. Dyer d. in 1898.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Dyer, Sidney. (White Creek, New York, February 11, 1814--December 22, 1898, Philadelphia). Baptist. Indiana State University, honorary A.M. ; Bucknell University, honorary Ph.D. Missionary to the Choctaws early in his career. Pastorates at Brownsville, New York, 1842; Indianapolis, 1852-1859. District secretary of the American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, 1859-1885. Author of eight religious books designed for children, two volumes of verse: Voices of Nature (Louisville, 1849), and Songs and Ballads (Indianapolis, 1857). Wrote a large number of hymns in Sunday School as well as church collections. In 1851, he published The South Western Psalmist (Louisville), which became known as Dyer's Psalmist. Of 467 hymns, 16 are by Dyer. Also wrote a prize-winning hymn "O wondrous land! thy onward march sublime" for the Jubilee of the American Baptist Home Mission Society which was help in New York in 1882. This 66-stanza hymn may be found in Baptist Home Missions in North America: Including a Full Report of the Proceedings and Address of the Jubilee Meeting . . . (New York: Baptist Home Mission Rooms, 1883). "Work, for the night is coming," written by Annie L. (Walker) Coghill, was sometimes ascribed to Dyer. The confusion arose when, in 1854, Dyer wrote a text on the same subject for a Sunday School in Indianapolis.
|Texts by Sidney Dyer (47)||As||Authority Languages||Instances|
|Arouse! a traitor band is arming||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|Behold a host with rapt emotion||Sidney Dyer (Author)||2|
|Beneath the Jordan's limpid wave||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|Come heart broken sinner||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|Enter, Jesus bids thee welcome||Sidney Dyer (Author)||14|
|Ever to Jesus go, there leave||Sidney Dyer (Author)||2|
|Faith, hope, love, are awaking||Sidney Dyer (Author)||2|
|Farewell to my home||Sidney Dyer (Author)||4|
|Go preach the blest salvation||Sidney Dyer (Author)||English||18|
|Go proclaim the wondrous story||Sidney Dyer (Author)||5|
|Go when the skies are brightest||S. Dyer (Author)||2|
|Grant us wisdom, gracious Lord||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|Great Cause of all things, Source of life||Dyer (Author)||7|
|Great Framer of unnumbered worlds||Dyer (Author)||1|
|Great Maker of unnumbered worlds||Sidney Dyer (Author)||15|
|Greatest of beings, source of life||Dyer (Author)||2|
|Work, for the night is coming; Work through the morning hours||S. Dy. (Author)||English||79|
|How blest are we||Sidney Dyer (Author)||4|
|How precious the dying of saints to the Lord||Sidney Dyer (Author)||4|
|How sad to return to the home where light-hearted||S. Dyer (Author)||3|
|I hear the voice of singing||Sidney Dyer (Author)||7|
|I would not have life's pathway smooth||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|Join with us Immanuel's band||Sidney Dyer (Author)||2|
|Life is a dreaming, death an awaking||Rev. Sidney Dyer (Author)||2|
|Lo Zion's banners streaming||Sidney Dyer (Author)||2|
|My bark is on the deep||S. Dyer (Author)||3|
|No more with horrors veil the tomb||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|O Lord, we come before thee now, Thou who||S. Dyer (Author)||3|
|O never look back with your hand on the plow||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|O'er dark and stormy waters||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|Our life is like an idle dream||S. Dyer (Author)||4|
|Repent, believe, and be baptized, The great divine command||S. Dyer (Author)||3|
|Rouse thee, child of heaven||Sidney Dyer (Author)||6|
|Should storms arise and darkness reign||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|Soft and light o'er the soul are now gliding||S. Dyer (Author)||3|
|That thou art love, O God, I see||S. Dyer (Author)||3|
|The year has flown and we again||Sidney Dyer (Author)||7|
|Though they may lay beneath the ground||Sidney Dyer (Author)||9|
|Through a weary land||Sidney Dyer (Author)||2|
|Time is earnest, passing by||Sidney Dyer (Author)||26|
|Unto thy temple, Lord, we come||Sidney Dyer (Author)||English||1|
|We come to his courts||S. Dyer (Author)||1|
|When at the margin of the stream||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|When faint and weary toiling||Sidney Dyer (Author)||19|
|When Jesus once came to Jerusalem's gate||Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|When mourning o'er my sense of||Rev. Sidney Dyer (Author)||3|
|While now we taste these emblems, Lord||S. Dyer (Author)||3|