Dear partner of our hopes and fears. [S. S. Anniversary.] Appeared in the American Sunday School Union Hymns, 1835, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. In later collections it is in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, as in the Methodist Free Church Sunday School Hymn Book, 1869.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)