Lord [God] and Father, great and holy

Lord [God] and Father, great and holy

Author: Frederick W. Farrar
Published in 12 hymnals

Author: Frederick W. Farrar

Farrar, Frederic William, D.D., son of the Rev. Charles Penhorn Farrar, sometime a missionary in India, and late Rector of Sidcup, Kent. He was born at Bombay, Aug. 7th, 1831; and educated at King William's College, Isle of Man, and at King's College, London. In 1850 he obtained a classical exhibition, and in 1852 a scholarship at the University of London, whence, after taking the degree of B.A., he passed to Trinity College, Cambridge. There, in 1852, he took (with other prizes) the Chancellor's Prize in English verse, and graduated in first-class classical honours in 1854. In the same year he entered Holy Orders, and was subsequently for some time an assistant master at Harrow School. In 1871 he was appointed to the head mastership of Mar… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord [God] and Father, great and holy
Author: Frederick W. Farrar
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

God and Father, great and holy. F. W. Farrar. [God is Love.] Written in 1856, and included in the Savoy Hymnary (Chapel Royal), about 1869, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, from whence it has passed into various collections, including the Westminster Abbey Hymn Book, 1883, and others. In the American Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, it begins, “Lord and Father, great and holy."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Heart and Voice #d77

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Heart and Voice #52

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High School Hymnal #77

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #310

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Hymns of the Spirit #297

Jubilate Deo #71

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National Hymn and Tune Book #155

School and College Hymnal #d76

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School and College Hymnal #77

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Songs of the Christian Life #72

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The Westminster Abbey Hymn-Book #380

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