Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and ordained in the Church of England in 1839. Influenced by the teaching of John Henry Newman, Faber followed Newman into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 and served under Newman's supervision in the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Because he believed that Roman Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowpe, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself. One of his best known, "Faith of Our Fathers," originally had these words in its third stanza: "Faith of Our Fathers! Mary'… Go to person page >
Author: Cecilia M. Caddell
Caddell, Cecilia Mary. This writer has published:—
(1) Flower and Fruit; or, the Use of Tears, 1856: (2) Blind Agnese; or, the Little Spouse of the Blessed Sacrament, 1856; (3) The Martyr Maidens, a Tale in Historical Tales & Legends, 1858; (4) Nellie Netterville, 1867; (5) Summer Talks about Lourdes, 1874.
Her hymns include:—
1. Behold the lilies of the field. Providence. In The Dominican Hymn Book, 1881, and others.
2. It it finished! He hath seen [wept]. Good Friday. In the People's Hymnal, 1867, and others. From Lyra Messianica, 2nd edition, 1865.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >