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S. Dryden Phelps

S. Dryden Phelps
Short Name: S. Dryden Phelps
Full Name: Phelps, S. Dryden (Sylvanus Dryden), 1816-1895
Birth Year: 1816
Death Year: 1895

Phelps, Sylvanus Dryden, D.D., was born at Suffield, Connecticut, May 15, 1816, and educated at Brown University, where he graduated in 1844. In 1846 he became pastor of the first Baptist Church, New Haven. Dr. Phelps is the Editor of The Christian Secretary, Hartford. His publications include, Eloquence of Nature, and Other Poems, 1842; Sunlight and Hearthlight, 1856; the Poet's Song, 1867, &c. He is the author of the following hymns:—
1. Christ, Who came my soul to save. Holy Baptism.
2. Did Jesus weep for me? Lent.
3. Saviour, Thy dying love. Passiontide.
4. Sons of day, arise from slumber. Home Missions.
5. This rite our blest Redeemer gave. Holy Baptism.
Of these Nos. 1 and 4 appeared in the Baptist ed. of the Plymouth Collection, 1857; Nos. 2 and 5 in the Baptist Devotional Hymn Book, 1864; and No. 3 in Gospel Hymns, 1st series, and Laudes Domini, 1884. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Phelps, Sylvanus Dryden, p. 893, ii. Additional hymns in common use by Dr. Phelps include (1) "Father, from Thy throne above" (Temperance); (2) "When over our land hung oppression's dark pall" (Temperance), both written in 1841. To J. Aldrich's Sacred Lyre, 1858, he contributed (3) "Sweet is the hour of prayer" (Prayer); (4) "Sweet Sunday-school! I love the place" (Sunday Schools); and (5) "Come friends, and let our hearts awake" (Divine Worship). There are also (6) "Once I heard a sound at my heart's dark door" (Voice of God within), in Pure Gold, with a refrain by Dr. Lowry; (7) "While on life's stormy sea" (Trust in God), written in 1862; and (8) "Come, trembling soul, be not afraid" (Confidence), "written after visiting a sick man, who, feeling his need of Christ, found it difficult to believe." Concerning his popular hymn "Saviour! Thy dying love," Burrage says it was written in 1862, and published in the Watchman and Reflector, and then, with music by Dr. R. Lowry in Pure Gold. It has been translated into Swedish and other languages. Burrage gives a revised version of the text, recently made by the author. (Burrage's Baptist Hymn Writers, 1888, p. 384.)

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

Texts by S. Dryden Phelps (40)sort descendingAsInstances
救主受死大愛已賜給我 (Jiù zhǔ shòu sǐ dà ài yǐ cì gěi wǒ)Sylvanus D. Phelps (Author)2
Apo, gapu ta caniac nataycaS. D. Phelps, D. D. 1816-1895 (Author)2
As Jesus prayed upon the heightSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)4
Christ who came my soul to saveS. D. Phelps (Author)5
Come, day of gospel glorySylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Come friends and let our hearts awakeSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)5
Come, trembling soul, be not afraidRev. S. D. Phelps, D.D. (Author)13
Did Jesus weep for meS. D. Phelps (Author)2
Du, som af kärlek varmS. Dryden Phelps (Author)2
Du, som af kjærlighed Døde for mig!S. D. Phelps (Author)2
Du, som af kärlek dog, Jesus, för migSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Father! from thy throne aboveSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Father, thy boundless love thouSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Frelser, Din Kj'rlighedSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)1
From the cross of Calvary's mountainSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)4
God is for me, O how gloriousRev. Sylvanus Dryden Phelps, 1816- (Author)2
Holy Spirit from above, gift and pledge of Jesus ' loveS. D. Phelps , D. D. (Author)2
How sweet the scene, how blest the hourSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Jesu, aus Liebe komm'st du sterben fuer michSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Jesus, I would abideS. D. Phelps, D. D. (Author)2
Jesus loves me, came to save meS. D. Phelps, D.D. (Author)2
Kou aloha e IesuS. Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Mein Jesus, gabst du dennSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)5
Not far from the kingdom, So near to the gateS. D. Phelps, D. D. (Author)2
O Jesus, keep me near thy sideS. D. Phelps (Author)2
O Lord, in whom are all my springsRev. Sylvanus D. Phelps, 1816- (Author)3
Once I heard a sound at my heart's dark doorRev. S. D. Phielps, D. D. (Author)22
Planted in thy houseS. D. Phelps, D. D. (Author)2
Savior, Thy dying love Thou gavest meSylvanus D. Phelps, 1816-1895 (Author)498
See at last the signs portendingSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Sons of day, arise from slumbersS. D. Phelps (Author)11
Sweet is the house of prayerSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Sweet Sunday school, I love the placeSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)7
Teu santo amor, Jesus, veio me alcançarSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)2
This rite our blest Redeemer gaveSylvanus D. Phelps, 1816-1895 (Author)22
Tu vida, ¡oh Salvador!Sylvanus Dryden Phelps, 1816-1895 (Author)4
Walk with the God of lightS. D. Phelps, D. D. (Author)2
What shall I do with Jesus, the ChristS. D. Phelps, D. D. (Author)12
While on life's stormy sea my bark is drivenSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)6
Within the olive shadeSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)3

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