Gill, Thomas Hornblower, was born at Bristol Road, Birmingham, Feb. 10th, 1819. His parents belonged to English Presbyterian families which, like many others, had become Unitarian in their doctrine. He was educated at King Edward's Grammar School under Dr. Jeune, afterwards Bishop of Peterborough. He left the school in 1838, and would have proceeded to the University of Oxford, but was prevented by his hereditary Unitarianism (long since given up), which forbade subscription to the Articles of the Church of England then necessary for entrance to the University. This constrained him to lead the life of an isolated student, in which he gave himself chiefly to historical and theological subjects. Hence his life has been singularly devoid of ou… Go to person page >
O! wherefore, Lord, doth Thy dear praise. T. H. Gill. [Praise perfected by Holiness.] Written in 1849, and first published in G. Dawson's Psalms & Hymns, 1853; and again in the author's Golden Chain, &c, 1869, No. 25, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Praise Perfected by Holiness." It is in common use in Great Britain and America. Although usually abbreviated, it is given in full in Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874, No. 20.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: O wherefore Lord doth thy dear praiseFirst Line: O wherefore Lord doth thy dear praiseTune Title: FISHERAuthor: Thomas H. GillDate: 1892Subject: Christian Experience | Graces of the Spirit