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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)AsAuthority LanguagesInstancessort descending
Behold from heaven, O God of graceE. F. H. (Author)1
Behold how good and sweetEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)1
Jehovah, we magnify TheeE. F. H. (Author)1
Sing, all ye lands, with rapture singEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)1
Behold, O Lord! I faint, I sink!Edwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Behold the great Messiah comes to reign!Edwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Friends of freedom, swell the songEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Give thanks to the Lord, and his goodness proclaimEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
God defends th' oppress'd from harmEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
God sits sovereign on the throneEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
How many, Lord! against me riseEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
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
Jesus, my sweetest one thou artEdwin F. Hatfield (Translator)English2
Let thy heart no more be troubledEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Lift up to God the shout of joyEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Lord! for help I look to theeE. F. H. (Author)English2
O Lord! my bosom heaves with fearsEdwin Francis Hatfield (Author)English2
Oh! save, great God! my sinking soulEdwin Francis Hatfield (Author)English2
O save me, Lord! I plead thy nameEdwin F. 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 cryEdwin Francis Hatfield (Author)English2
The Lord beholds, with piercing eyesEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
The Lord, our God, we magnifyE. F. H. (Author)2
The Lord sits sovereign o'er the worldEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
Thy name, O God! we blessEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)2
'Tis sweet, though in affliction's pathEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English2
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 OneE. F. H. (Author)English2
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 despiseE. F. H. (Author)English2
Come, bless Jehovah's nameEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)3
Hallelujah, praise the Lord, Sing Messiah's gloryEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English3
Thee, Father, Spirit, SonE. F. H. (Author)English3
Thy glory, O Lord! we joyfully singE. F. Hatfield (Author)English3
Thee, thee we praise, O God! and ownEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English4
Great God of earth and heaven, To Thee our songs we raiseE. F. H. (Author)English5
Hallelujah, praise the Lord, in the heights of gloryEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English5
My Shepherd's name is LoveEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)5
How sweetly breaks the Sabbath dawnEdwin F. Hatfield (Author)English7
Lo! Jesus, the Savior, in mercy draws nearE. F. H. (Author)English11
To God the Father, Son, And Spirit, Three in OneRev. Edwin F. Hatfield (Author)English16
Why, O God, Thy people spurn?Edwin F. Hatfield (Author)English16
Come, let us gladly sing, To God our Savior KingRev. E. F. Hatfield, D. D. (Author)English19
'Tis Thine alone, Almighty Name!Edwin F. Hatfield (Author)English39

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