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 (45)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
救主受死大愛已賜給我 (Jiù zhǔ shòu sǐ dà ài yǐ cì gěi wǒ)Sylvanus D. Phelps (Author)Chinese3
救主牺牲的爱已赐给我 (Jiù zhǔ xīshēng de ài yǐ cì gěi wǒ)Sylvanus D. Phelps (Author)Chinese2
Apo, gapu ta caniac nataycaS. D. Phelps, D. D. 1816-1895 (Author)Tagalog2
As Jesus prayed upon the heightS. Dryden Phelps (Author)4
Christ who came my soul to saveS. D. Phelps (Author)6
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 afraidSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)14
Cristo, tu santo amorSylvanus D. Phelps, 1816-1895 (Author)Spanish2
Cristo, tu santo amor, diste a míS. D. Phelps (Author)Spanish2
Did Jesus weep for meS. D. Phelps (Author)2
Du, som af kärlek varmS. Dryden 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)3
Father, thy boundless love thouS. D. Phelps (Author)4
Frelser, Din Kj'rlighedSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)1
From the cross of Calvary's mountainS. Dryden Phelps (Author)4
God is for me, O how gloriousS. Dryden Phelps (Author)2
Heiland, bis in den TodSylvanus D. Phelps (Author)German2
Heiland, die KreuzeslastSylvanus D. Phelps (Author)German1
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 für michSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)German3
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 IesuSylvanus D. Phelps, 1816-1895 (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. Dryden 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 doorSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)22
Planted in thy houseS. D. Phelps, D. D. (Author)2
Savior, Thy dying love Thou gavest meSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)English502
See at last the signs portendingS. 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 placeS. D. Phelps (Author)7
Teu santo amor, Jesus, veio me alcançarSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)Portuguese2
This rite our blest Redeemer gaveSylvanus Dryden Phelps (Author)21
Tu vida, ¡oh Salvador!Sylvanus Phelps (Author)Spanish4
Walk with the God of lightS. Dryden Phelps (Author)2
What shall I do with Jesus, the ChristRev. Sylvanus Dryden Phelps (1816— ) (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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