God only is the creature's home

God only is the creature's home

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and ordained in the Church of England in 1839. Influenced by the teaching of John Henry Newman, Faber followed Newman into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 and served under Newman's supervision in the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Because he believed that Roman Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowpe, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself. One of his best known, "Faith of Our Fathers," originally had these words in its third stanza: "Faith of Our Fathers! Mary'… Go to person page >

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First Line: God only is the creature's home
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Harmonies #627

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Church Melodies #27

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #185

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d203

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #387

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The Gospel Psalmist #458

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The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #131

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