|Short Name:||Andrew Reed|
|Full Name:||Reed, Andrew, 1787-1862|
Reed, Andrew, D.D., son of Andrew Reed, was born in London on Nov. 27, 1787, and educated for the Congregational Ministry at Hackney College, London. He was first the pastor of the New Road Chapel, St. George's-in-the-East, and then of the Wycliffe Chapel, which was built through his exertions in 1830. His degree was conferred by Yule College, America. He died Feb. 25, 1862. As the founder of "The London Orphan Asylum," "The Asylum for Fatherless Children," “The Asylum for Idiots” "The Infant Orphan Asylum," and "The Hospital for Incurables," Dr. Reed is more fully known, and will be longer remembered than by his literary publications. His Hymn Book was the growth of years. The preparation began in 1817, when he published a Supplement to Watts, in which were a few originals. This was enlarged in 1825; and entirely superseded by his collection The Hymn Book, prepared from Dr. Watts's Psalms & Hymns and Other Authors, with some Originals, in 1842 (Preface). His hymns, mostly of a plain and practical character, numbering 21, were contributed to these various editions, and were republished with those of his wife in the Wycliffe Supplement, 1872. The best known are "Ah Jesus, let me hear Thy voice” and ”Spirit Divine, attend our prayer." All Dr. and Mrs. Reed's hymns are anonymous in The Hymn Book, 1842, but are given with their names in the Wyclife Supplement, 1872. His hymns now in common use include, in addition to those annotated under their respective first lines :—
1. Come, let us strike our harps afresh. Praise.
2. Come, my Redeemer, come. Desiring Christ's Presence.
3. Gentle Saviour, look on me. Christ's protection Desired.
4. Gracious Lord, as Thou hast taught us. Public Worship.
5. Hark, hark, the notes of joy. Missions.
6. Holy Ghost, with light divine (1817). Prayer to the Holy Spirit. Sometimes given as "Holy Ghost, Thou light divine;" and again as "Holy Spirit, Light divine."
7. Listen, sinner, mercy hails you. Invitation. Generally given as "Hear, O Sinner, mercy hails you."
8. Rich are the joys of solitude. Retirement. Some-times given as "How deep and tranquil is the joy."
9. There [comes] is an hour when I must part. Death anticipated.
10. Ye saints your music bring. Praise of the Cross.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Texts by Andrew Reed (41)||As||Instances|
|Ah Jesus let me hear thy voice||Andrew Reed (Author)||4|
|Behold what witnesses unseen||Reed (Author)||1|
|Blessed are thy people, Lord||Andrew Reed (Author)||2|
|Come, Holy Spirit, come, and deign to dwell||Andrew Reed (Author)||4|
|Come, let us strike our harps afresh||Reed (Author)||20|
|Come, my Redeemer, come, And deign to dwell||Andrew Reed (Author)||50|
|Dear Savior, attend to my prayer||Andrew Reed (Author)||5|
|Encourage my heart with thy smile||Andrew Reed (Author)||5|
|Gracious Lord, as thou hast taught us||Andrew Reed (Author)||4|
|Hark! hark! - the notes of joy||Andrew Reed (Author)||15|
|Hark! the sound of holy voices, Chanting o'er the crystal sea||Andrew Reed (Author)||1|
|Haste, O sinner to the Saviour||Andrew Reed, ab. 1787-1862 (Author)||2|
|Hear, O sinner! mercy hails you||Andrew Reed (Author)||100|
|Heil'ger Geist, du Licht von Gott||Andrew Reed (Author)||4|
|Holy Ghost, with light divine||Andrew Reed (Author)||616|
|Holy Spirit, Truth divine, Dawn upon this soul of mine||Andrew Reed, 1788-1862 (Author)||2|
|How dark is the pathway before me today||Andrew Reed (Author)||2|
|How deep and tranquil is the joy||Andrew Reed (Author)||7|
|I love the Lord, he guides my way||Reed (Author)||4|
|I would be thine, O take my heart||Andrew Reed (Author)||8|
|In the great harvest the toilers begin||Andrew Reed (Author)||3|
|In the hollow of thy hand||Andrew Reed (Author)||2|
|Listen, sinner, mercy hails you||Andrew Reed (Author)||20|
|O for a sweet, inspiring ray||Andrew Reed (Author)||1|
|O God of love, who dwelt on earth||Andrew Reed (Author)||2|
|O lend me the wings of a dove||Andrew Reed (Author)||5|
|O that I could forever dwell||Rev. Andrew Reed, 1787-1862 (Author)||10|
|O thou, my God, my Savior||Reed (Author)||2|
|O thou who art ever the same||Andrew Reed (Author)||2|
|Return to the Guide of thy youth||Andrew Reed (Author)||9|
|Savior, I come to Thee, on Thee I call||Andrew Reed (Author)||6|
|Sleep on, sleep on, our precious darling||Andrew Reed (Author)||2|
|Spirit divine, attend our prayers||Andrew Reed (Author)||297|
|Spirit divine, pour forth||Andrew Reed (Author)||2|
|The thoughts of my heart they are known||Andrew Reed (Author)||3|
|The waters of the mystic stream||Andrew Reed (Author)||2|
|There is an hour, when I must part||Reed (Author)||23|
|There's a beautiful city, beyond the dark tide||Andrew Reed (Author)||2|
|We are soldiers on life's road||Andrew Reed (Author)||4|
|While struggling alone on life's road||Andrew Reed (Author)||2|
|Ye saints, your music bring||Andrew Reed (Author)||43|