Hosmer, Frederick Lucian, B.A., was born at Framingham, Mass., in 1840, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated B.A. in 1869. Entering the Unitarian Ministry in 1872 he has held charges in Quincy, Ill., 1872-77; Cleveland, Ohio, 1878-92; St. Louis, 1894-99; and since 1899, at Berkeley, Cal. His Way of Life, 1877, was a compilation of Prayers and Responsive Services for Sunday Schools. Of Unity Hymns and Carols, 1880, he was joint editor with W. C. Gannett and J. V. Blake. His hymns were published jointly by him and W. C. Gannett (q.v.), as The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems (Boston: Little, Brown & Co.), 1st Series, 1885; 2nd Series, 1894. Of his 56 hymns in this work the following have come into common use, for the most part during… Go to person page >
SONG 67 was published as a setting for Psalm 1 in Edmund Prys's Welsh Llyfr y Psalmau (1621). Erik Routley (PHH 31) suggests that the tune should be ascribed to Prys.
Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) supplied a new bass line for the melody when it was published with a number of his own tunes in George With…
Display Title: I Cannot Think of Them as DeadFirst Line: I cannot think of them as deadTune Title: DISTANT BELOVEDAuthor: Frederick L. HosmerMeter: 86.866Date: 1995Subject: Life of Discipleship | Death and Eternal Life; God's Church | Life of Discipleship: Death and Eternal Life; Death | ; Eternal Life | ; Funerals and Memorial Services |
Display Title: We Cannot Think of Them as DeadFirst Line: We cannot think of them as deadTune Title: ST. FLAVIANAuthor: Frederick L. HosmerMeter: CMSource: First published in The Thought of God, first series, 1885