Almighty Father, God of grace

Almighty Father, God of grace

Author: Thomas Cotterill
Published in 22 hymnals

Author: Thomas Cotterill

Thomas Cotterill (b. Cannock, Staffordshire, England, 1779; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1823) studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, England, and became an Anglican clergyman. A central figure in the dispute about the propriety of singing hymns, Cotterill published a popular collection of hymns (including many of his own as well as alterations of other hymns), Selection of Psalms and Hymns in 1810. But when he tried to introduce a later edition of this book in Sheffield in 1819, his congregation protested. Many believed strongly that the Church of England should maintain its tradition of exclusive psalm singing. In a church court the Archbishop of York and Cotterill reached a compromise: the later edition of Selection was withdrawn… Go to person page >

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First Line: Almighty Father, God of grace
Author: Thomas Cotterill
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Almighty Father, God of grace. T. Cotterill. [For Pardon.] A metrical rendering of the Confession from the Book of Common Prayer given in his Selection 1810, and continued in later editions. The ascription here to Cotterill is based on the authority of two marked copies of the 8th edition of the Selection 1819, in the Brooke and Julian Libraries. Original text in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory 1872, No. 451.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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Almighty Father, God of grace, p. 52, ii. This hymn was first published in the Uttoxeter Collection, 1805.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d21

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Church Poetry #121a

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Church Psalmody #H271

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Church Psalmody #271

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d19

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Devotional hymns #223

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #298

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #298

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #552

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #552

Hymns for Schools and Families #d15

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d9

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #83

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Hymns of Worship #440

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #271

Melodies of the Church #d21

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Psalms and Hymns #302

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d5

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The Lyrica #210

The Sacred Lyre #d13

Union Hymns #d9

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