William H. Parker

Short Name: William H. Parker
Full Name: Parker, William H. (Wililam Henry), 1845-1929
Birth Year: 1845
Death Year: 1929

Parker, William Henry, was born at New Basford, Nottingham, March 4th, 1845. Early in life he began to write verses, and having joined a General Baptist church and become interested in Sunday schools was led to compose hymns for use at anniversaries. Three of these were introduced by his pastor, the Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A., into The School Hymnal, 1880, and passed into The Children's Book of Praise, 1881, and other collections. In 1882 Mr. Parker published a small volume entitled, The Princess Alice and Other Poems. His hymns in common use are:—1. "Children know but little.” (God’s condescension to the Little Ones) 2. “Holy Spirit, hear us!” (Hymn to the Holy Ghost). 3. “Jesus, I so often need thee” (A Child’s Prayer to Christ). [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]

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


Parker, W. H., p. 1585, ii, The following additional hymns are in the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905.
1. Gaily come the hours of gladness. Summer. (1905.)
2. How sweet is the message which Jesus has sent. Christ's love to Children. (1892.)
3. I love to hear you tell. Boyhood of Jesus. (1901.)
4. I want to be a hero. Christian Courage. (1895.)
5. Just in the harbour sailing are we. Sailors. (1893.)
6. Tell me the stories of Jesus. Life of Christ. (1885.)
7. The world may beckon from every bide. Of Home. (1905.)
8. There are voices all around us. The Angels. (1881.)
9. Where the rushes bowed and quivered. God's Servants. (1902.)
10. Wilt thou "Show us the Father." God the Father. (1880.)
Mr. Parker's hymns were mostly first printed in the sheets used for Sunday School Anniversaries of the Chelsea Street Baptist Church, New Basford, Nottingham. The three hymns noted at p. 1585, ii., were written in March 1880. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Texts by William H. Parker (19)sort descendingAsInstances
Go, and gather and gather golden grainWilliam H. Parker (Author)2
Go tell the sweet story of him who was slainWilliam H. Parker (Author)2
Here we tread with hallowed feetWilliam H. Parker (Author)2
Holy Spirit, give us Each a holy mindWilliam H. Parker (Author)2
Holy Spirit, hear us, Help us while we singW. H. Parker (Author)55
Holy Spirit, hear us, On this sacred dayW. H. Parker (Author)1
Holy Spirit, hear us, On this Sabbath dayWilliam H. Parker (Author)10
I love to hear you tell how Jesus used toW. H. Parker (Author)4
Jesus, I so often need theeWilliam H. Parker (Author)2
Just over the river by faith I can seeWilliam H. Parker (Author)6
Little bird, I have heardWilliam H. Parker (Author)2
São de Jesus as históriasWilliam Henry Parker (Author (sts. 1-2))2
Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hearWilliam H. Parker (Author)129
There are diamonds and gold stored in caverns of earthWilliam H. Parker (Author)3
There's a call that's ringing clearWilliam H. Parker (Author)2
We are marching, marching onward to that beautifulWilliam H. Parker (Author)2
We are marching onward to that beautiful land aboveWilliam H. Parker (Author)3
We're now a happy pilgrim bandWilliam H. Parker (Author)3
While the tempest was raging on lake GalileeWilliam H. Parker (Author)4
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