Doane, George Washington, D.D. Bishop Doane was born at Trenton, New Jersey, May 27, 1799, and graduated at Union College, Schenectady, New York. Ordained in 1821, he was Assistant Minister at Trinity Church, New York, till 1824. In 1824 he became a Professor at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; in 1828 Rector of Trinity Church, Boston; and, in 1832, Bishop of New Jersey. He founded St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, 1837, and Burlington College, Burlington, 1846. Died April 27, 1859. Bishop Doane's exceptional talents, learning, and force of character, made him one of the great prelates of his time. His warmth of heart secured devoted friends, who still cherish his memory with revering affection. He passed through many and severe troubles, whi… Go to person page >
Father of mercies, hear, Thy pardon, &c. By Bishop G. W. Doane, first published in his Songs by the Way, 1824, from whence it passed into Hall's Mitre, 1836; Cooke & Denton's Hymnal, 1853; the Sarum, 1868; New Mitre, 1875; Kennedy, 1863, No. 394, and others. (Original translation in Songs by the Way, ed. 1875.) This translation [of Audi, benigne Conditor] is sometimes attributed, as in Miller's Singers & Songs, p. 12, to Dr. Neale, in error.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)