Walter, Thomas U, author of "Desponding soul! O, cease thy woe" (Power of Faith), which appeared in the American Baptist Harp, 1849, and later collections, was b. in Philadelphia, Penn., Sep. 4, 1804, and d. there Oct. 30, 1887. He was an architect by profession.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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Display Title: Desponding Soul, O Cease Thy WoeFirst Line: Desponding soul, O cease thy woeTune Title: MERIBAHAuthor: Thomas U. WalterMeter: 88.68.86Source: The Baptist Harp (Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1849)