O blessing rich, for sons of men

O blessing rich, for sons of men

Author: William Walsham How
Tune: RICH
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: William Walsham How

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >

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First Line: O blessing rich, for sons of men
Author: William Walsham How
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d494

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #767

The Coronation Hymnal #d241

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The New Laudes Domini #896

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d610

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