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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

O paradise, O paradise, 'Tis weary

O paradise, O paradise, 'Tis weary

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and ordained in the Church of England in 1839. Influenced by the teaching of John Henry Newman, Faber followed Newman into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 and served under Newman's supervision in the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Because he believed that Roman Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowpe, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself. One of his best known, "Faith of Our Fathers," originally had these words in its third stanza: "Faith of Our Fathers! Mary'… Go to person page >

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First Line: O paradise, O paradise, 'Tis weary
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Refrain First Line: Fair Land, dear land

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Church Hymns with Tunes #473

Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #234

Hymns Ancient and Modern #324

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Songs of the Cross, for the Sabbath-school #79

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