Father of the human race

Father of the human race

Author: William Bengo Collyer
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative 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
Copyright: Public Domain


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)
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Church Choral-Book #373

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #747

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #743

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The Baptist Harp #46

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The Christian Hymn Book #1299

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The Christian hymnal #467

The Church Hymn Book #d124

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The Congregational Hymn Book #883

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d170

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #800

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The Psalms of Life #254

The Vestry Hymn Book #d113

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The Voice of Praise #749

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