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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 (46)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Apo, gapu ta caniac nataycaS. Dryden Phelps (Author)Tagalog2
As Jesus prayed upon the heightSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)4
Christ who came my soul to saveS. D. Phelps (Author)English8
Come, day of gospel glorySylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)English4
Come friends and let our hearts awakeS. D. Phelps (Author)5
Come, trembling soul, be not afraidSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)14
Cristo, al morir, tu amorSylvanus D. Phelps (Author)Spanish1
Cristo, tu santo amorSylvanus D. Phelps, 1816-1895 (Author)Spanish2
Cristo, tu santo amor, diste a míS. Dryden Phelps (Author)Spanish2
Did Jesus weep for meS. D. Phelps (Author)2
Du, som af kärlek varmS. D. Phelps (Author)Swedish2
Du, som af kjærlighed Døde for mig!S. D. Phelps (Author)Norwegian2
Du, som af kärlek dog, Jesus, för migSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)Swedish3
Father! from Thy throne aboveS. Dryden Phelps (Author)English3
Father, thy boundless love thouS. D. Phelps (Author)4
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 gloriousS. Dryden Phelps (Author)2
Heiland, bis in den TodS. Dryden Phelps (Author)German2
Heiland, die KreuzeslastSylvanus D. Phelps (Author)German1
Holy Spirit from above, gift and pledge of Jesus ' loveS. Dryden Phelps (Author)2
How sweet the scene, how blest the hourS. Dryden Phelps (Author)English3
Jesu, aus Liebe komm'st du sterben für michSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)German3
Jesus, I would abideS. D. Phelps, D. D. (Author)English2
Jesus loves me, came to save meS. Dryden Phelps (Author)2
救主受死大愛已賜給我 (Jiù zhǔ shòu sǐ dà ài yǐ cì gěi wǒ)S. Dryden Phelps (Author)Chinese3
救主牺牲的爱已赐给我 (Jiù zhǔ xīshēng de ài yǐ cì gěi wǒ)S. Dryden Phelps (Author)Chinese2
Kou aloha e IesuS. Dryden Phelps (Author)Hawaiian3
Mein Jesus, gabst du dennSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)German5
Not far from the kingdom, So near to the gateS. Dryden Phelps (Author)2
O Jesus, keep me near thy sideS. D. Phelps (Author)2
O Lord, in whom are all my springsS. D. Phelps (Author)3
Once I heard a sound at my heart's dark doorS. Dryden Phelps (Author)English22
Planted in thy houseS. D. Phelps, D. D. (Author)2
Savior, Thy dying love Thou gavest meS. Dryden Phelps (Author)English526
See at last the signs portendingS. Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Sons of day, arise from slumbersSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)11
Sweet is the house of prayerS. Dryden Phelps (Author)3
Sweet Sunday school, I love the placeSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)7
Teu santo amor, Jesus, veio me alcançarS. Dryden Phelps (Author)Portuguese2
This rite our blest Redeemer gaveS. D. Phelps (Author)English21
Tu vida, ¡oh Salvador!Sylvanus Dryden Phelps (1816-1895) (Author)Spanish6
Walk with the God of lightS. Dryden Phelps (Author)English2
What shall I do with Jesus, the Christ who may be mine?S. Dryden Phelps (Author)English12
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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