Life of the world, I hail thee

Life of the world, I hail thee

Author: Ray Palmer
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Ray Palmer

Ray Palmer (b. Little Compton, RI, 1808; d. Newark, NJ, 1887) is often considered to be one of America's best nineteenth-century hymn writers. After completing grammar school he worked in a Boston dry goods store, but a religious awakening prodded him to study for the ministry. He attended Yale College (supporting himself by teaching) and was ordained in 1835. A pastor in Congregational churches in Bath, Maine (1835-1850), and Albany, New York (1850-1865), he also served as secretary of the American Congregational Union (1865-1878). Palmer was a popular preacher and author, writing original poetry as well as translating hymns. He published several volumes of poetry and hymns, including Sabbath Hymn Book (1858), Hymns and Sacred Pieces (1865… Go to person page >

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First Line: Life of the world, I hail thee
Author: Ray Palmer
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #371

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Laudes Domini #215

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Laudes Domini #400

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The New Laudes Domini #409

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