Sovereign of all the worlds above

Sovereign of all the worlds above

Author: Richard Furman
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: Richard Furman

Furman, Richard. (Esopus, New York, October 9, 1755--August 25, 1825, Charleston, South Carolina). Baptist. Rhode Island College, honorary A.M. 1792; honorary D.D. 1800; South Carolina College, honorary D.D. 1807. Pastorates at High Hills of Santee, South Carolina, 1774-1778; Charleston, S.C., 1778-1825. President of the first Baptist triennial convention, 1814-1820. One of his finest hymns, "Sovereign of all the worlds above" was published (with two others) in his America's Deliverance and Duty (Charleston, 1802), and was subsequently included in several hymnals. The original fourth stanza was apparently inspired by William Billings' famous "Chester." See Harvey R. Cook, A Biography of Richard Furman (Greenville, S.C.: Baptist Courier, 191… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sovereign of all the worlds above
Author: Richard Furman

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #485

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #386

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d498

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The Baptist Psalmody #1102

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #838

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #838

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d206

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #636

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d389

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