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O God, my Father, and my King

O God, my Father, and my King

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 12 hymnals

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

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First Line: O God, my Father, and my King
Author: Simon Browne
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #359

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d303

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #384

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #384

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #376

Song-book of the School Room #d67

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The Altar, a Service Book for Sunday Schools (New and Enl. Ed.) #44

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The Choir #353a

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The Psalmody #737

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d265

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #19

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