Father of mercies, let our songs

Father of mercies, let our songs

Author: Thomas Cotterill
Published in 6 hymnals

Author: Thomas Cotterill

Thomas Cotterill (b. Cannock, Staffordshire, England, 1779; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1823) studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, England, and became an Anglican clergyman. A central figure in the dispute about the propriety of singing hymns, Cotterill published a popular collection of hymns (including many of his own as well as alterations of other hymns), Selection of Psalms and Hymns in 1810. But when he tried to introduce a later edition of this book in Sheffield in 1819, his congregation protested. Many believed strongly that the Church of England should maintain its tradition of exclusive psalm singing. In a church court the Archbishop of York and Cotterill reached a compromise: the later edition of Selection was withdrawn… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of mercies, let our songs
Author: Thomas Cotterill

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A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #139

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d80

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d81

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #525

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #2

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New Union Hymns #14

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