Now are the days of humblest prayer

Now are the days of humblest prayer

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 14 hymnals

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now are the days of humblest prayer
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Refrain First Line: O, hearken when we cry


Now are the days of humblest prayer. F. W. Faber. [Lent.] Published in the 2nd edition of his Jesus and Mary, &c, 1852, in 8 stanzas of 7 lines; in his Oratory Hymns, 1854, in 5 stanzas, No. 12; and his Hymns, 1862, It is usually given in an abbreviated form, sometimes as in the Oratory Hymns as above, and again as in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, where stanzas iii., vi. and vii. are omitted. In the Hymnary, 1872, it begins, "Lord, in these days of humblest prayer."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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American Catholic Hymnal: an extensive collection of hymns, Latin chants, and sacred songs for church, school, and home, including Gregorian masses, vesper psalms, litanies... #20Page Scan
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Catholic Hymns, Gregorian Institute Hymnal, Organ Accompaniments to the 3rd and Augmented Edition #d44
Church Hymns with Tunes #110
English and Latin Hymns, or Harmonies to Part I of the Roman Hymnal: for the Use of Congregations, Schools, Colleges, and Choirs #131Page Scan
Manual of Hymns for Congregational Singing, Prayers and Pious Practices #d64
Roman Hymnal, Complete edition: a Complete Manual of English Hymns and Latin Chants. 25th ed. #d87
St. Basil 's Hymn Book. 31st ed. #d91
St. Basil's Hymn Book: Containing Daily Prayers, Prayers at Mass, Litanies #d105
St. Basil's Hymnal ... 10th ed. #d121
St. Basil's Hymnal. 3rd ed. #d101
St. Basil's Hymnal. Rev. ed. #d109
The Catholic Hymnal: containing hymns for congregational and home use, and the vesper psalms, the office of compline, the litanies, hymns at benediction, etc. #33Page Scan
The Sodalist's Hymnal: containing a collection of Catholic hymns set to oringinal and selected harmonized melodies, also The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, The Vesper Compline Office ... #22Page Scan