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O Thou through suffering perfect made

Author: Bp. W. W. How Meter: Appears in 19 hymnals First Line: O Thou thro' suffering perfect made Lyrics: 1 O Thou thro' suffering perfect made, On Whom the ... sickness, grief, and pain, No sufferer turns to Thee in vain ... Topics: Charities; Hospitals Used With Tune: [O Thou thro' suffering perfect made]

Here We Suffer Grief And Pain

Author: Thomas Bilby Appears in 67 hymnals Refrain First Line: Oh! that will be joyful! Lyrics: 1 Here we suffer grief and pain, Here we ... Used With Tune: [Here we suffer grief and pain] Text Sources: The Nursery Book, The Infant Teacher's Assistant , 1831-32

If thou but suffer God to guide

Author: Catherine Winkworth; Georg Neumark Appears in 172 hymnals First Line: If thou but suffer God to guide thee (Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten) Topics: Life in Christ Pilgrimage and Guidance Used With Tune: WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT LÄSST WALTEN


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Composer: Roy F. Kehl (1935-2011) Meter: D Appears in 175 hymnals Tune Sources: Melody from Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlities en Contradansen, c. 1710 Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 17651 21231 43232 Used With Text: Hail, thou once despisèd Jesus!


Composer: John Hatton, c. 1710-1793 Meter: Appears in 1,192 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 13456 71765 55565 Used With Text: Jesus Shall Reign


Composer: Colin Hand Meter: Appears in 234 hymnals Tune Sources: Traditional Irish melody Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 11216 56112 32222 Used With Text: Come, wounded Healer


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Who Will Suffer with the Savior?

Author: Daniel S. Warner Hymnal: Timeless Truths #1032 Meter: D Refrain First Line: Lord, we fellowship Thy passion Lyrics: 1 Who will suffer with the Savior? Take the ... , we fellowship Thy passion, Gladly suffer shame and loss; With Thy ... trod? [Refrain] 3 Who will suffer for the gospel, Follow Christ ... pure; Forward, brethren, work and suffer, Faithful to the end endure ... Scripture: Colossians 1:24 Tune Title: [Who will suffer with the Savior?]

The Son of Man Must Suffer

Author: Paul O. Davidson Hymnal: Singing the New Testament #52 (2008) First Line: "The Son of Man must suffer many things" Lyrics: Son of Man must suffer many things." So ... Topics: Suffering of Christ Scripture: Matthew 16:21 Languages: English Tune Title: [The Son of Man Must Suffer Many Things]
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Suffer the Children

Author: C. F. L. Hymnal: The Century Gospel Songs #17 (1901) First Line: Suffer the children, O beautiful words Refrain First Line: Suffer the children to come unto me Languages: English Tune Title: [Suffer the children, O beautiful words]


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William Walsham How

1823 - 1897 Person Name: Bp. W. W. How Author of "O Thou through suffering perfect made" in The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rector in Whittington, How wrote some sixty hymns, including many for chil­dren. His collected Poems and Hymns were published in 1886. Bert Polman =============== How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commentary on the Four Gospels; Plain Words , Four Series; Plain Words for Children; Pastor in Parochia; Lectures on Pastoral Work; Three All Saints Summers, and Other Poems , and numerous Sermons , &c. In 1854 was published Psalms and Hymns, Compiled by the Rev. Thomas Baker Morrell, M.A., . . . and the Rev. William Walsham How, M.A. This was republished in an enlarged form in 1864, and to it was added a Supplement in 1867. To this collection Bishop How contributed several hymns, and also to the S. P. C. K. Church Hymns , of which he was joint editor, in 1871. The Bishop's hymns in common use amount in all to nearly sixty. Combining pure rhythm with great directness and simplicity, Bishop How's compositions arrest attention more through a comprehensive grasp of the subject and the unexpected light thrown upon and warmth infused into facia and details usually shunned by the poet, than through glowing imagery and impassioned rhetoric. He has painted lovely images woven with tender thoughts, but these are few, and found in his least appreciated work. Those compositions which have laid the firmest hold upon the Church, are simple, unadorned, but enthusiastically practical hymns, the most popular of which, "O Jesu, Thou art standing"; "For all the Saints who from their labours rest," and "We give Thee but Thine own," have attained to a foremost rank. His adaptations from other writers as in the case from Bishop Ken, "Behold, the Master passeth by," are good, and his Children's hymns are useful and popular. Without any claims to rank as a poet, in the sense in which Cowper and Montgomery were poets, he has sung us songs which will probably outlive all his other literary works. The more important of Bishop How's hymns, including those already named, and "Lord, Thy children guide and keep"; "O Word of God Incarnate"; "This day at Thy creating word"; "Who is this so weak and helpless"; and others which have some special history or feature of interest, are annotated under their respective first lines. The following are also in common use:— i. From Psalms & Hymns, 1854. 1. Before Thine awful presence, Lord. Confirmation. 2. Jesus, Name of wondrous love [priceless worth]. Circumcision. The Name Jesus . 3. Lord Jesus, when we stand afar. Passiontide. 4. O blessing rich, for sons of men. Members of Christ. 5. 0 Lord of Hosts, the earth is Thine. In time of War. 6. O Lord, Who in Thy wondrous love. Advent. ii. From Psalms & Hymns, enlarged, 1864. 7. Lord, this day Thy children meet. Sunday School Anniversary. iii. From Supplement to the Psalms & Hymns, 1867. 8. Hope of hopes and joy of joys. Resurrection. 9. 0 daughters blest of Galilee. For Associations of Women. 10. O happy feet that tread. Public Worship. 11. With trembling awe the chosen three. Transfiguration. iv. From Parish Magazine, 1871, and Church Hymns, 1871. 12. O Jesu, crucified for man. Friday. 13. Yesterday, with worship blest. Monday. v. From the S. P. C. K. Church Hymns. 1871. 14. Bowed low in supplication. For the Parish. 15. Great Gabriel sped on wings of light. Annunciation, of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 16. O blest was he, whose earlier skill. St. Luke. 17. O God, enshrined in dazzling light. Omnipresence. Divine Worship . 18. O heavenly Fount of Light and Love. Witsuntide. 19. O Lord, it is a blessed thing. Weekdays. 20. 0 One with God the Father. Epiphany. 21. O Thou through suffering perfect made. Hospitals. 22. Rejoice, ye sons of men. Purification of the B. V. M. 23. Summer suns are glowing. Summer. 24. The year is swiftly waning. Autumn. 25. Thou art the Christ, O Lord. St. Peter. 26. To Thee our God we fly. National Hymn. 27. Upon the holy Mount they stood. Transfiguration and Church Guilds. 28. We praise Thy grace, 0 Saviour. St. Mark. vi. From the S. P. C. K. Children's Hymns, 1872. 29. Behold a little child. Jesus the Child's Example. 30. Come, praise your Lord and Saviour. Children's Praises. 31. It is a thing most wonderful. Sunday School Anniversary. 32. On wings of living light. Easter. Bishop How's hymns and sacred and secular pieces were collected and published as Poems and Hymns, 1886. The Hymns, 54 in all, are also published separately. He d. Aug. 10, 1897. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) =================== How, W. W., p. 540, i. He died Aug. 10, 1897. His Memoir, by F. D. How, was published in 1898. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

J. R. Baxter

1887 - 1960 Person Name: J. R. Baxter Jr. Author of "He Bore it All" in Soul Inspiring Songs Jesse Randall (Pap) Baxter, Jr. (1887-1960) Born: December 8, 1887, Lebanon, Alabama. Died: January 21, 1960. Baxter grew up in De­Kalb Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma. In 1926, he bought part of Vir­gil Stamps’ Gos­pel mu­sic firm, which be­came the Stamps-Bax­ter Mu­sic and Print­ing Com­pa­ny, one of the most suc­cess­ful Gos­pel mu­sic pub­lish­ers of the ear­ly 20th Century. Bax­ter ran the com­pa­ny’s Chat­ta­noo­ga, Ten­nes­see, of­fice un­til Stamps’ death in 1940, then moved to Dall­as, Tex­as, to run the main of­fice. Af­ter Bax­ter’s death, his wife, Clarice, ran the bus­i­ness un­til she died; it was then sold to Zon­der­van. Bax­ter was in­duct­ed in­to the South­ern Gos­pel Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion Hall of Fame in 1997. Lyrics-- After the Sun­rise Farther Along God Shall Wipe Away All Tears (© 1940) He Bore It All I Have Peace in My Soul I Hold His Hand (© 1929) I Love My Sav­ior, Too I Want to Help Some Wea­ry Pil­grim I’m Liv­ing in Ca­naan Now Living Grace Praise the Lamb of God Something Hap­pens Travel the Sun­lit Way Try Je­sus When He Blessed My Soul When We Meet to Part No More © Cyber Hymnal™ (

Ludwig van Beethoven

1770 - 1827 Person Name: Beethoven Composer of "[O Thou thro' suffering perfect made]" in The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 A giant in the history of music, Ludwig van Beethoven (b. Bonn, Germany, 1770; d. Vienna, Austria, 1827) progressed from early musical promise to worldwide, lasting fame. By the age of fourteen he was an accomplished viola and organ player, but he became famous primarily because of his compositions, including nine symphonies, eleven overtures, thirty piano sonatas, sixteen string quartets, the Mass in C, and the Missa Solemnis. He wrote no music for congregational use, but various arrangers adapted some of his musical themes as hymn tunes; the most famous of these is ODE TO JOY from the Ninth Symphony. Although it would appear that the great calamity of Beethoven's life was his loss of hearing, which turned to total deafness during the last decade of his life, he composed his greatest works during this period. Bert Polman


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Songs for Suffering Saints

Publication Date: 2004 Publisher: Eric Schumacher Publication Place: Keokuk, Iowa Editors: Eric Schumacher

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed.

Publication Date: 1853 Publisher: S. K. Whipple & Co. Publication Place: Boston, Mass. Editors: Augustus Charles Thompson; S. K. Whipple & Co.

Divine Hymns on the Sufferings of Christ

Publication Date: 1805 Publication Place: Greenwich, Mass. Editors: Solomon Howe


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