O thou, the first, the greatest friend

O thou, the first, the greatest friend

Author: Robert Burns
Published in 12 hymnals

Author: Robert Burns

Burns, Robert. This poet's life had little in common with hymnology, although some of his pieces, in common with a few of Byron's, have come into use in Great Britain and America. His life, from his birth in the parish of Alloway, near Ayr, Jan. 25, 1759, to his death, at Dumfries, July 21, 1796, was one of varying lights and shadows, and has been told elsewhere, frequently and eloquently. It remains for us only to name his sacred pieces, their origin, and their use. Those in common use are:— 1. O Thou great Being! What Thou art. Lent. Burns's account of this piece as entered in his Common¬place Book, under the date of "March, 1784," is:— "There was a certain period of my life that my spirit was broken by repeated losses and disaste… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou, the first, the greatest friend
Author: Robert Burns

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #P.XCaPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #278Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #278Page Scan
Church Poetry: being Portions of the Psalms in Verse and Hymns suited to the Festivals and Fasts, and Various Occasions of the Church #55Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #93Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d109
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #821Page Scan
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d206
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #821Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d425
The Sacred Lyre #d214
The University Hymn Book #d172
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