O turn to Jesus, mother, turn

O turn to Jesus, mother, turn

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 24 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 turn to Jesus, mother, turn
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 24 of 24)
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American Catholic Hymnal #120

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Catholic Church Hymnal with Music #139

Diocesan Hymnal #d116

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English and Latin Hymns, or Harmonies to Part I of the Roman Hymnal #182

Hosanna of the Little Ones #d35

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Hymns and Songs for Catholic Children #107

Laudate Hymnal and Choir Book #d81

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Lyra Catholica #402

Manual of Hymns for Congregational Singing, Prayers and Pious Practices #d80

Roman Hymnal, Complete edition #d118

School Recreations #d81

St. Basil 's Hymn Book. 31st ed. #d119

St. Basil's Hymnal ... 10th ed. #d150

St. Basil's Hymnal. Rev. ed. #d145

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Sunday School Hymn Book #41

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The Catholic Hymn Book #193b

The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book by the Christian Brothers. Rev. #d117

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The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book #115

The Choral Sodality Hand Book, Containing Hymns, Canticles and Litanies #d28

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The De La Salle Hymnal #85

The Little Catholic Hymn Book #d68

The Ordinary of the Mass and a Complete Manual of Hymns for Parochial Schools #d337

The St. Cecilia Hymnal. 4th ed. #d85

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The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book. Singers' ed., Melody ed. #115

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