Father of mercies, heavenly Friend

Father of mercies, heavenly Friend

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, M.D, LL.D., son of the Rev. Abiel Holmes, D.D. of Cambridge, U.S.A., was born at Cambridge, Aug. 29, 1809, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in 1829. After practising for some time in Boston, he was elected in 1847 to the chair of Anatomy, in Harvard. His writings in prose and verse are well known and widely circulated. They excel in humour and pathos. Although not strictly speaking a hymnwriter, a few of his hymns are in extensive use, and include:— 1. Father of mercies, heavenly Friend. Prayer during war. 2. Lord of all being, throned afar. God's Omnipresence. This is a hymn of great merit. It is dated 1848. 3. 0 Lord of hosts, Almighty King. Soldiers’ Hymn. Dated 1861. 4. 0 Love… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of mercies, heavenly Friend
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #d2

Hymn Book for the Army and Navy #d15

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Hymns of the Spirit #258

Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d43

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