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My Shepherd is the Lord on high

My Shepherd is the Lord on high

Author: John Quincy Adams
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: John Quincy Adams

Adams, John Quincy. (Braintree, Mass., July 11, 1767-February 21, 1848, Washington, D.C.). Most of Adams' verse, both religious and secular, was written after he had left the Presidency. In his later years he composed a metrical version of the Psalms, best described as a free rendering in fairly good verse of what he felt was the essential idea of each Psalm. When his minister, William P. Lunt, of the First Parish, (Unitarian), Quincy, Mass., undertook the preparation of his hymn book The Christian Psalter, Mrs. Adams put the manuscript of her husband's metrical Psalms into Lunt's hands, and the latter included 17 of them in his book, and five other hymns by his distinguished parishioner. The effect on Adams is recorded in a moving entr… Go to person page >

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First Line: My Shepherd is the Lord on high
Author: John Quincy Adams
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #648

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #648

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #50

The Christian Psalter #d355

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The Gospel Psalmist #512

The Modern Harp #d158

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Vestry Harmonies #82

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