W. P. Mackay

Short Name: W. P. Mackay
Full Name: Mackay, W. P. (William Paton), 1839-1885
Birth Year: 1839
Death Year: 1885

Mackay, William Paton, M.D., was born at Montrose, May 13, 1839, and educated at the University of Edinburgh. After following his medical profession for a time, he became minister of Prospect Street Presbyterian Church, Hull, in 1868, and died from an accident, at Portree, Aug. 22, 1885. Seventeen of his hymns are in W. Reid's Praise Book, 1872. Of these the best known is "We praise Thee, O God, for the Son of Thy love" (Praise to God), written 1863, recast 1867. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)


Born: May 13, 1839, Montrose, Scotland.
Died: August 22, 1885, Portree, Scotland, of an accident.

Mackay graduated from the University of Edinburgh and initially worked as a doctor. However, he was ordained, and in 1868 became pastor of the Prospect Street Presbyterian Church in Hull. He married Mary Loughton Livingstone 1868 in Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire; they were living in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, as of 1881. Seventeen of his hymns appeared in W. Reid’s Praise Book in 1872.

Hustad, p. 278
Julian, p. 1667
Reynolds, p. 365


Texts by W. P. Mackay (27)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
神,我讚美你,(Shén, wǒ zànměi nǐ,)William P. Mackay (Author)Chinese2
Accepted in Christ, who has stood in our placeW. P. Mackay (Author)3
Be strong in Jehovah, though hard be the fightW. P. Mackay (Author)English4
Да будет Отцу Всеблагому хвала! (Da budet Ottsu Vseblagomu khvala!)William Paton Mackay (Author)Russian2
Guide me, O Thou great JehovahWilliam P. Mackey, 1839-1885 (Author)English1
Hoonani ia'e ka makua maika'iWilliam P. MacKay, 1839-1885 (Author)Hawaiian2
Lofva herren h'r paa jordenWilliam P. Mackay (Author)2
"Look unto Me, and be ye saved!" Look, men of nations allW. P. Mackay, M.A. (Author)English8
Louvamos-te, ó DeusWilliam Paton Mackay (Author)Portuguese2
No works of law have we to boastRev. W. P. Mackay (Author)English4
Nothing Lord I bring beforeW. P. Mackay (Author)2
O Gott, sei gelobt, für die Liebe im SohnWilliam P. Mackay (Author)German12
Praise the Lord with hearts and voices, Gathered in His holy nameW. P. Mackay (Author)English3
Preis sei dir o Gott den du gabst deinen SohnW. P. Mackay (Author)German4
Rejoice and be glad, the Redeemer has comeRev. Wm. Paton Mackay, 1839- (Author)English1
Te loamos, ¡oh Dios! Con unánime vozWilliam P. Mackay (Author)Spanish11
The great Physician now is hereWm. P. Mackay (Author)English1
The Lord is risen, and death's dark judgmentWilliam P. Mackay (Author)2
The Lord is risen, the Red Sea's judgment floodW. P. Mackay (Author)3
Vi prisa dig Gud, for din soen du os gavWilliam P. Mackay (Author)2
Vi priser dig, Gud, for din enbaarne sønWm. Mackay (Author)Norwegian2
We praise thee, O God! For the days of our youthWm P. Mackay (Author)English3
We praise thee, O God, for Jesus who diedWilliam P. Mackay (Author)4
We praise Thee, O God! for the Son of Thy loveWilliam P. Mackay (Author)English1102
When we reach our Father's dwellingW. P. Mackay, M. D. (Author)English4
When we reach our peaceful dwellingW. P. Mackay (Author)3
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb, Worthy, worthy is the LambWilliam P. Mackay, 1839-1885 (Author)3

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