Author of "Almighty Father, thou hast many a blessing" in Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship (1896) is listed as Mrs. Seth Saltmarsh, 1812-, in the index. On the page of the hymn the author is listed as Mrs. M.H. Saltmarsh, presumably her own initials.
--Tina Schneider, 10 June 2014. Go to person page >
Almighty Father, Thou hast many a blessing. [Renunciation.] Anonymous, in Longfellow and Johnson's American Book of Hymns, 1846, No. 217; and their Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 365, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines.