God speed the gospel, O Father, in pity

God speed the gospel, O Father, in pity

Author: Melancthon Woolsey Stryker
Tune: WESLEY (Mason)
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Melancthon Woolsey Stryker

Stryker, Melancthon Woolsey, D.D., son of the Rev. Isaac Pierson Stryker, was born at Vernon, New York, Jan. 7, 1851, and educated at Hamilton College (1872) and Auburn Theological Seminary (1876). In 1876 he entered the Presbyterian ministry as Pastor at Auburn, New York. In 1878 he removed to Ithaca, N. Y.; in 1883 to Holyoke, Massachusetts, and in 1885 to Chicago, Illinois. He received his degree of D.D. from Hamilton College in 1889. He has edited Christian Chorals, 1885 ; New Alleluia, 1880-86; and Church Song, 1889. He was also joint editor with H. P. Main of The Church Praise Book, 1882. He has also published Hymns and Verses, 1883, and Song of Miriam, and Other Hymns and Verses, 1888. To two of these works which have been design… Go to person page >

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First Line: God speed the gospel, O Father, in pity
Author: Melancthon Woolsey Stryker
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WESLEY (Mason)

Lowell Mason (b. Medfield, MA, 1792; d. Orange, NJ, 1872) composed WESLEY for Thomas Hastings's (PHH 538) "Hail to the Brightness of Zion's Glad Morning," and the two were published together in Spiritual Songs for Social Worship (1833). The tune name honors the founders of Methodism, John and Charle…

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Choral Song #d57

The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d135

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The Primitive Methodist Church Hymnal #477

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