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Father, gathered round the bier

Father, gathered round the bier

Author: Henry Stevenson Washburn
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Henry Stevenson Washburn

Washburn, Henry S., was born at Providence, Rhode Island, June 10, 1813; spent his boyhood at Kingston, Massachusetts, and was educated at Worcester and Brown University. Subsequently he was a manufacturer at Worcester and Boston. Since 1875 he has been the President of the Union Mutual Life Insurance Co. Mr. Washburn has held some prominent posts, and has been active in public matters. He has written various hymns and songs, the best known of which is:— Let every heart rejoice and sing . National Hymn. This "was written for a celebration in Faneuil Hall, Boston, July 4, 1842, and sung by the Sunday School Children of the city." It was set to music by Garcia, and often subsequently used at home and abroad. The author altered it for The… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, gathered round the bier
Author: Henry Stevenson Washburn

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #553

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #596

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #596

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The Psalmody #1129

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