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I praise thee, Lord, for blessings sent

I praise thee, Lord, for blessings sent

Author: Samuel Johnson
Tune: FESTUS
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: Samuel Johnson

Johnson, Samuel, M.A, was born at Salem, Massachusetts, Oct. 10, 1822, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1842, and in Theology in 1846. In 1853 he formed a Free Church in Lynn, Massachusetts, and remained its pastor to 1870. Although never directly connected with any religious denomination, he was mainly associated in the public mind with the Unitarians. He was joint editor with S. Longfellow (q. v.) of A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion, Boston, 1846; the Supplement to the same, 1848; and Hymns of the Spirit, 1864. His contributions to these collections were less numerous than those by S. Longfellow, but not less meritorious. He died at North Andover, Massachusetts, Feb. 19, 1882. His hymns were thus contr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I praise thee, Lord, for blessings sent
Author: Samuel Johnson

Tune

FESTUS

FESTUS is an abridgement of a tune published in Johann A. Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704) as a setting for "O du Hüter Israel." The shortened tune was first published in the Bristol Tune Book (1863). The tune title presumably honors Festus, the Roman procurator of Judea (Ac…

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[I praise thee, Lord, for blessings sent]


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Christian Science Hymnal #2

Christian Science Hymnal #138

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Christian Science Hymnal #199

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Christian Science Hymnal #2a

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Christian Science Hymnal #2b

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Christian Science Hymnal #2c

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Christian Science Hymnal #2

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