Father of mercies, condescend. This is given at p. 667, i., as by John Lawson, on the authority of the Baptist New Selection, 1828; and at p. 770, i., to Thomas Morrell, on the authority of the Evangelical Magazine, Dec, 1818. Further enquiries lead us to believe the hymn was composed by Lawson.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Father of mercies, condescend . This hymn has been attributed to J. Lawson, p. 667, i., and to T. Morrell, p. 770, i. We find that the claim of authorship put forth for J. Lawson must be abandoned, p. 1563, ii.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)