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 >
O Paradise, O Paradise. F. W. Faber. [Heaven.] First published in his Hymns, 1862, in 7 stanzas of 8 lines, and entitled "Paradise." In 1868 it was included in the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern, with the omission of stanzas iii. and vii., and the addition of the stanza “Lord Jesus, King of Paradise," by the compilers. For some time after the hymn was included in Hymns Ancient & Modern it was very popular, Dr. Dykes's tune therein being the chief cause of its success. Latterly, however, its unreality, and, in its original form, its longing for sudden death, has caused it to be omitted from several of the best collections. The rewritten version, in three stanzas, in Morrell & How's enlarged edition of their Psalms & Hymns, 1864-67, No. 165, is a failure.
Display Title: O ParadiseFirst Line: O Paradise! O Paradise! Who doth not crave for rest?Tune Title: PARADISEAuthor: Frederick W. FaberMeter: 8. 6. 8. 6. Ref.Scripture: Luke 23:43Date: 2017Subject: Future Life and Heaven |
Display Title: O Paradise!First Line: O paradise! O paradiseTune Title: PARADISE (Dykes)Author: Frederick W. FaberMeter: 188.8.131.52Source: Hymns, 1862; last stanza by the compilers of Hymns Ancient and Modern