Born: June 5, 1807, Leeds, England.
Died: March 25, 1889, Clifton, England.
Buried: Arno’s Vale Cemetery, Bristol, England.
Pseudonym: A Leeds Layman.
Rawson, George, was born June 5, 1807, at Leeds, in which town he practised for many years as a solicitor. In 1853 he assisted the Congregational ministers of Leeds in the compilation of Psalms, Hymns, and Passages of Scripture for Christian Worship, a volume commonly known as the Leeds Hymn-book. Mr. Rawson was a member of the Congregational body. In 1858 he also assisted Rev. Dr. Green and other Baptist ministers in the preparation of Psalms and Hymns for the use of the Baptist Denomination. A number of Mr. Rawson's own compositions first appeared in this and in the Leeds Hymn-boo… Go to person page >
Father of love and power. G. Rawson. [Evening.] First published in theLeeds Hymn Book, 1853, No. 761, in 3 stanzas of 7 lines, again in the Baptist Psalms and Hymns, 1858-1880, No. 917, and others; and in his Hymns, &c, 1876, No. 51. In a manuscript note to this hymn (in the editor's copy) in the last named work, the author, finding that he had unconsciously given three lines from Marriott's "Thou Whose Almighty Word," in stanza iii.,has substituted the following stanza:—
"Spirit of holiness,
Gentle transforming Grace,
Soothe Thou each weary breast,
Now let Thy peace possessed,
Calm us to perfect rest,—
Bless us to-night."
This, together with stanzas i. and ii. in his Hymns, &c, constitute the author's revised text. In Skinner's Daily Service Hymnal, 1864, No. 28, the text is considerably altered, a doxology is added, and the whole is attributed to "C.L.," i.e. Christian Lyrics, 1860.
Display Title: Father of Love and PowerFirst Line: Father of love and pow'rTune Title: KIRBY BEDONAuthor: George L. RawsonMeter: 6. 6. 4. 6. 6. 6. 4.Scripture: Psalm 128:5Date: 2017Subject: Public Worship | Closing of Service