Dayman, Edward Arthur, B.D., 3rd son of John Dayman, of Mambury, N. Devon, born at Padstow in Cornwall, 11th July, 1807, and educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon, and Exeter College Oxon. 1st Class in Lit. Hum. 1829, B.A. 1830, M.A. 1831, B.D. 1841. He was for some time Fellow and Tutor of his College, and Pro-Proctor, 1835. Taking Holy Orders in 1835, he became successively examiner for University Scholarship for Latin, 1838; in Lit. Hum., 1838-1839, and 1841-1842, Sen. Proctor of the University 1840, Rector of Shilling-Okeford or Shillingstone, Dorset, 1842; Rural Dean, 1849; Proctor in Convocation, 1852; and Hon. Canon of Bitton in Sarum Cathedral, 1862. His works include Modern Infidelity, 1861, and Essay on Inspiration, 1864.… Go to person page >
Almighty Father, heaven and earth. E. A. Dayman. [Offertory.] First published in the Sarum Hymnal, 1868, No. 292, and appointed as an "Offertory Hymn." Together with 2 stanzas as a "General Heading," and 2 stanzas as a "General Ending," it embodies two parts of 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and a doxology. In the Hymnary, 1872, No, 522, it assumed the form of a single hymn, embracing the "General Heading," "Part i.," the first stanza of the "General Ending," and the doxology, thus omitting one stanza of the latter, and the whole of pt. 2. Some slight alterations are also introduced therein.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)