Mercer, William, M.A., born at Barnard Castle, Durham, 1811, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A., 1835). In 1840 he was appointed Incumbent of St. George's, Sheffield. He died at Leavy Greave, Sheffield, Aug. 21, 1873. His principal work was:—-
The Church Psalter and Hymn Book, comprising The Psalter, or Psalms of David, together with the Canticles, Pointed for Chanting; Four Hundred Metrical Hymns and Six Responses to the Commandments; the whole united to appropriate Chants and Tunes, for the use of Congregations and Families, by the Rev. William Mercer, M.A. . .. Assisted by John Goss, Esq…., 1854; enlarged 1856; issued without music, 1857; quarto edition 1860; rearranged edition (Oxford edition) 1864; Appendix 1872.… Go to person page >
Display Title: O come, let us adore HimFirst Line: O come, all ye faithfulTune Title: ADESTE FIDELESAuthor: William Mercer, 1811-1873Meter: 6 6 11 5 6 11.Date: 1918Subject: God: His Attributes, Works and Word | The Lord Jesus Christ - His Advent and Nativity; The Church | The Sacraments - The Lord's SupperSource: Latin, 18th century.