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Excellence of Faith

Faith is the Christian's prop

Author: Anonymous
Published in 27 hymnals

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Faith is the Christian's prop
Title: Excellence of Faith
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 6.6.8.6.8.8
Source: Christian Watchman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Faith is the Christian's prop. [Faith.] This hymn appeared in the Evangelical Magazine Supplement, 1826, with the signature "F." It was repeated in the American Baptist Psalmist, 1843, No. 512, and other collections, including some in Great Britain. In the Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, and later collections, "Faith is the polar star" begins with stanza ii. of this hymn.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 27 of 27)
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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #895

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #322

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Church Choral-Book #491

Gospel Voices No.3 #d57

Gospel Voices Supplemented #d40

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #462

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a462

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #376

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #376

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #126

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Sacred Poetry #160

The Boston One-Line Psalmist #d43

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #170

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #792

The Christian Harmony #d84

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The Christian Melodist #228

The Church Hymn Book #d238

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The Gospel Psalmist #344

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #566

The Praise #d58

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The Psalmist #512

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The Psalmist #512

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The Psalmody #726

The Sanctus #d62

The Southern Psalmist #d192

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d199

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #240

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