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Great Are Your Mercies, Heavenly Father

Great are your mercies, heavenly Father

Author: Zhao Zichen (1931); Translator: Frank W. Price (1953)
Tune: SONG OF THE HOE
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Author: Zhao Zichen

See also Tzu-Chen Chao. Zhao Zichen (Chao Tzu-chen) 1888-1979, born in Deqing, Zhejiang (Chekiang), China in 1888. He had a solid classical Chinese education. Although he came from a Buddhist family, he attended a missionary middle school where he was introduced to the Christian faith and joined the church, although he was not baptized until 1908. Then he studied at Suzhou (Soochow) University, a missionary institution, graduating in 1911. A few years later, he went to the United States where, in the years 1914-17, he received M.A. and B.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1917, he returned to the Methodist Dongwu University in Suzhou and taught there for six years. In 1926 he moved to Yenching University in… Go to person page >

Translator: Frank W. Price

Frank W. Price was born in Kashing, China, February 25, 1895. His parents P. Frank (Philip Francis) Price and Esther Price were missionaries with the Presbyterian Church U.S.(Southern) near Shanghai. Dr. Price spent his early years in rural China surrounded by native culture and missionary work. Price returned to the United States to finish his education, and in 1915 he received a bachelors degree from Davidson College. From 1915 to 1917, Price was Principal of Hillcrest School, Nanking. He traveled with Chinese labourers to France in December 1918-19 with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Returning to the United States, Price earned a B.D. from Yale in 1922 and later a Ph.D. in 1938 also from Yale. Price married Essie Ott McClu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great are your mercies, heavenly Father
Title: Great Are Your Mercies, Heavenly Father
Author: Zhao Zichen (1931)
Translator: Frank W. Price (1953)
Meter: 9.9.6.5.7.3
Language: English
Copyright: © 1977 by the Chinese Christian Literature Council Ltd., Hong Kong. From Hymns of Universal Praise, revised edition.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Common Praise (1998) #566

Hymns from the Four Winds #7

Presbyterian Hymnal #352

Audio

Small Church Music #4832

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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