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Father of the human race

Father of the human race

Author: William Bengo Collyer
Published in 15 hymnals

Full Text

1 Father of the human race,
Sanction with thy heavenly grace
What on earth hath now been done,
That these twain be truly one.

2 One in sickness and in health,
One in poverty and wealth;
And as year rolls after year,
Each to other still more dear.

3 One in purpose, one in heart,
Till the mortal stroke shall part;
One in cheerful piety,
One for ever, Lord with thee.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #749

Author: William Bengo Collyer

William Bengo Collyer was born at Blackheath Hill, in 1782, and studied at Homerton College. Before completing his twentieth year he became pastor of a Congregational society at Peckham, continuing in that position through his life. He died in 1854. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1808. For many years he was one of the most popular Dissenting ministers in London. He published many hymns and some works on theology. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of the human race
Author: William Bengo Collyer


Father of the human race. W. B. Collyer. [Holy Matrimony.] First published in his Services Suited to the Solemnization of Matrimony, &c, 1837, No. 10, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, and thence unaltered into Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, No. 1846, and others in Great Britain and America. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #373Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #113Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #747Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #743Page Scan
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #46Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1299Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #467Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d124
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #883Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d170
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #800Page Scan
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #544Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #254Page Scan
The Vestry Hymn Book #d113
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #749TextPage Scan
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