Carpenter, Joseph Edwardes, PH.D., journalist, compiler of popular songs and ballads, dramatic writer and author of songs and hymns, was born in London, Nov. 2, 1813, and died in London, May 6, 1885. For a short time he was on the staff of some local journals in Leamington. His works, original and compiled, number nearly 20. These include his Songs: Sacred and Devotional, 1866, and from this volume his hymns are taken. Dean Alford included his “Lord and Father of creation" (Holy Matrimony) in The Year of Praise, 1867.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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