Thomas Cotterill (b. Cannock, Staffordshire, England, 1779; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1823) studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, England, and became an Anglican clergyman. A central figure in the dispute about the propriety of singing hymns, Cotterill published a popular collection of hymns (including many of his own as well as alterations of other hymns), Selection of Psalms and Hymns in 1810. But when he tried to introduce a later edition of this book in Sheffield in 1819, his congregation protested. Many believed strongly that the Church of England should maintain its tradition of exclusive psalm singing. In a church court the Archbishop of York and Cotterill reached a compromise: the later edition of Selection was withdrawn… Go to person page >
Lord, cause Thy face on us to shine. T. Cotterill. [For a Blessing on Ministers and People.] Contributed to the 8th edition of his Selection, 1819, No. 28, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and headed, "For God's blessing on His Ministers and People." Although not repeated in the 9th edition, 1820, it was included in other hymnbooks, and is still in common use. The hymn, "O King of Salem, Prince of Peace," in W. F. Stevenson's Hymns for Church and Home, 1873, and other collections, begins with stanza ii. of this hymn.
Display Title: Lord, Cause Thy Face On Us to ShineFirst Line: Lord, cause Thy face on us to shineTune Title: HEBRONAuthor: Thomas CotterillMeter: L. M.Scripture: Ephesians 4:3Date: 2017Subject: Conference |