Edwin F. Hatfield

Edwin F. Hatfield
Short Name: Edwin F. Hatfield
Full Name: Hatfield, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1807-1883
Birth Year: 1807
Death Year: 1883

Hatfield, Edwin Francis, D.D., was born at Elizabethtown, New Jersey, Jan. 9, 1807, and educated at Middlcbury College, Vermont, and at Andover. From 1832 to 1835 he was pastor of the 2nd Presbyterian Church, St. Louis. In 1835 he removed to New York, where he was at first pastor of 7th Presbyterian Church, and then of the North Presbyterian Church (1856-63) in the same city; and in 1864 he was appointed special agent to the Union Theological Seminary, New York. He also held from 1846 the appointment of Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly. He died at Summit, New Jersey, Sept. 22, 1883. His hymnological knowledge was extensive. His publications include:—
(1) Freedom's Lyre; or, Psalms, Hymns, and Sacred Songs, for the Slave and his Friends, N. Y., 1840, to which he contributed 24 hymns under the signature of “E. F. H."; (2) The Church Hymn Book for the Worship of God, N. Y., 18t2, in which are 10 of his hymns; and (3) Chapel Hymns, N. Y., 1873. (4) The Poets of the Church. Biographical Sketches of Hymn Writers, with Notes on their Hymns, New York, 1884. This was a posthumous publication, and is far from being accurate. His hymns and psalm versions in common use include:—
1. Come, bless Jehovah's name. (1837.) Psalms 134.
2. Come, let us gladly sing. (1837.) Psalms 95.
3. Hallelujah, praise the Lord. (1837.) Psalms 150.
4. How perfect is Thy law. (1837.) Psalms 19.
5. How sweetly breaks the Sabbath dawn. (1840.) Sunday.
6. My Shepherd's name is love. (1837.) Psalms 23.
7. 0 sing hallelujah, praise ye the Lord. (1837.) Psalms 146.
8. Thee, Thee, we praise, 0 God, and now. (1871.) A paraphrase of the Te Deum.
9. 'Tis Thine alone, Almighty Name. (1872.) Temperance.
10. Why, 0 God, Thy people spurn! (1837.) Psalms 60.
11. To God the Father, Son. Doxology. In Freedom's Lyre, 1840. It is widely used.
These hymns and psalm versions are all in his Church Hymn Book, 1872, and the dates appended above are from that collection. No. 10 was published in his Freedom's Lyre, 1810, No. 25. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology

Texts by Edwin F. Hatfield (48)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Behold from heaven, O God of graceE. F. H. (Author)1
Behold how good and sweetEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)1
Behold, O Lord! I faint, I sink!E. F. H. (Author)English2
Behold the great Messiah comes to reign!E. F. H. (Author)English2
Come, bless Jehovah's nameEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)3
Come, let us gladly sing, To God our Savior KingHatfield (Author)English19
Friends of freedom, swell the songEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Give thanks to the Lord, and his goodness proclaimE. F. H. (Author)English2
God defends th' oppress'd from harmEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
God sits sovereign on the throneE. F. H. (Author)English2
Great God of earth and heaven, To Thee our songs we raiseE. F. H. (Author)English6
Hallelujah, praise the Lord, Sing Messiah's gloryEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English3
Hallelujah, praise the Lord, in the heights of gloryHatfield (Author)English5
How many, Lord! against me riseE. F. H. (Author)English2
How sweetly breaks the Sabbath dawnEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English7
Jehovah comes!—his foes disperseEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Jehovah! God of justice! comeEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Jehovah! we bless thee, we glorify theeEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)2
Jehovah, we magnify TheeE. F. H. (Author)1
Jesus, my sweetest one thou artEdwin F. Hatfield (Translator)English2
Let thy heart no more be troubledE. F. H. (Author)English2
Lift up to God the shout of joyEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Lo! Jesus, the Savior, in mercy draws nearEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English11
Lord! for help I look to theeEdwin Francis Hatfield (Author)English2
My Shepherd's name is LoveHatfield (Author)5
O Lord! my bosom heaves with fearsEdwin Francis Hatfield (Author)English2
O save me, Lord! I plead thy nameEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Oh! save, great God! my sinking soulEdwin Francis Hatfield (Author)English2
Our refuge is the Lord, Most High, A help in trouble ever nighEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Regard, O God! my mournful cryE. F. H. (Author)English2
Sing, all ye lands, with rapture singEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)1
The Lord beholds, with piercing eyesE. F. H. (Author)English2
The Lord, our God, we magnifyE. F. H. (Author)2
The Lord sits sovereign o'er the worldEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Thee, Father, Spirit, SonRev. Edwin F. Hatfield (Author)English3
Thee, thee we praise, O God! and ownEdwin F. Hatfield (Translator)English4
Thy glory, O Lord! we joyfully singE. F. H. (Author)English3
Thy name, O God! we blessEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)2
'Tis sweet, though in affliction's pathEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
'Tis Thine alone, Almighty Name!Edwin F. Hatfield (Author)English39
To Father Son, and Spirit, Ascribe we equal gloryEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
To Father, Spirit, SonEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)2
To God the Father, and the Son, And Holy Spirit, Three in OneEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
To God the Father, Son, And Spirit, Three in OneRev. E. F. Hatfield (Author)English16
To my complaint, O God! give heedEdwin Francis Hatfield (Author)English2
To Thee, O God! our songs we raiseE. F. H. (Author)2
Why, Lord! dost thou our race despiseEdwin Francis Hatfield (Author)English2
Why, O God, Thy people spurn?Edwin F. Hatfield (Author)English16

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