Hear Us Now, Our God and Father

Author (sts. 1,2): Harry N. Huxhold

(no biographical information available about Harry N. Huxhold .) Go to person page >

Author (st. 3): John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Tune

HYFRYDOL

One of the most loved Welsh tunes, HYFRYDOL was composed by Rowland Hugh Prichard (b. Graienyn, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales, 1811; d. Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, 1887) in 1830 when he was only nineteen. It was published with about forty of his other tunes in his children's hymnal Cyfaill y Cant…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Ambassador Hymnal #388

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #658

Christian Worship #603

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #188

Audio

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #585

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #448

Hymnal #626

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #747

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #539

Moravian Book of Worship #429

One in Faith #593

The Covenant Hymnal #703

Voices United #486

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