Father of mercies, hear, On us look kindly down

Father of mercies, hear, On us look kindly down

Author: John Burton
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: John Burton

Burton, John, jun, a popular hymn-writer for children, was b. July 23, 1803, at Stratford in Essex, in which place he carried on business as a cooper for about 50 years. He died in 1877. Mr. Burton was a member of the Congregational body, and a Deacon of the Chapel where he attended, His contributions to hymnody began in 1822, when he sent his first production to the Evangelical Magazine. He continued to contribute to that and other periodicals for many years, his signature in the former being "Essex, J. B.," and in the Child's Companion, J. B. Essex." His publications are:— (1) One Hundred Original Hymns for the Young, 1850; (2) Hymns for Little Children, 1851; (3) The Child-Life of David; (4) The Book of Psalms in English Verse, 1871;… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of mercies, hear, On us look kindly down
Author: John Burton



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #344Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d133
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #494Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #339Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #2Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #525Page Scan
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #141Page Scan
New Union Hymns #431Page Scan
The Canadian Warbler #d35
The Golden Harp #d72
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