Backward looking o'er the past

Backward looking o'er the past

Author: John W. Chadwick
Tune: MERCY (Gottschalk)
Published in 6 hymnals

Author: John W. Chadwick

Chadwick, John White, was born at Marblehead, Mass., U.S., Oct. 19, 1840; graduated at the Cambridge Divinity School, July 19, 1864, and ordained minister of the Second Unitarian Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 21, 1864. A frequent contributor to the Christian Examiner; The Radical; Old and New; Harper's Magazine; and has published many poems in American periodicals. His hymn on Unity, "Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round," was written for the graduating class of the Divinity School, Cambridge, June 19, 1864. It is in Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884. It is a hymn of superior merit. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Backward looking o'er the past
Author: John W. Chadwick



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Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #121Page Scan
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #547
The Beacon Hymnal #d23
The Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of songs, services and responses for Jewish Sabbath schools, and homes 4th rev. ed. #59Page Scan
Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d21
Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d11
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