In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >
Almighty Father, bless the word. [After Sermon.] This hymn appeared anonymously in Dr. W. A. Muhlenberg's Church Poetry, Philadelphia, 1823. It was repeated in the American Prayer Book Collection, 1826, as No. 39, in 2 stanzas. It is found in several American collections, but is not in common use in Great Britain.
This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below.
According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…
LES COMMANDEMENS (French for "the commandments"), a rich and graceful tune in the Hypo-Ionian mode (major), was used in the Genevan Psalter (1547) for the Decalogue and for Psalm 140, and later in British psalters and in the Lutheran tradition. The first setting in the Psalter Hymnal derives from Cl…
Display Title: Almighty Father, Bless the WordFirst Line: Almighty Father, bless the wordTune Title: OLD HUNDREDTHMeter: LMDate: 1993Subject: Close of Service |Source: Trans. The Lutheran Hymnary, Decorah, 1913, alt.; Scandinavian hymn
Display Title: Almighty Father, Bless the WordFirst Line: Almighty Father, bless the WordTune Title: OLD HUNDREDTHAuthor: Thomas Ken, 1637-1711Meter: L MScripture: Mark 4:26-69; Matthew 13:8-9Date: 2006Subject: Close of Service |Source: Church Poetry Philadelphia, 1823, sts. 1-2, alt.
Display Title: Almighty Father, Bless the WordFirst Line: Almighty Father, bless the WordTune Title: OLD HUNDREDTHMeter: LMDate: 1982Subject: Close of Service |Source: tr. The Lutheran Hymnary, 1913; Author unknown, Scandinavian
Display Title: Almighty Father, Bless the WordFirst Line: Almighty Father, bless the WordTune Title: DUKE STREETAuthor: AnonymousMeter: LMSource: Church Poetry, by William A. Mühlenberg, 1823.; Scandinavian