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Sun of our life, thy quickening ray

Sun of our life, thy quickening ray

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Tune: RIVAULX (Dykes)
Published in 9 hymnals

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, M.D, LL.D., son of the Rev. Abiel Holmes, D.D. of Cambridge, U.S.A., was born at Cambridge, Aug. 29, 1809, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in 1829. After practising for some time in Boston, he was elected in 1847 to the chair of Anatomy, in Harvard. His writings in prose and verse are well known and widely circulated. They excel in humour and pathos. Although not strictly speaking a hymnwriter, a few of his hymns are in extensive use, and include:— 1. Father of mercies, heavenly Friend. Prayer during war. 2. Lord of all being, throned afar. God's Omnipresence. This is a hymn of great merit. It is dated 1848. 3. 0 Lord of hosts, Almighty King. Soldiers’ Hymn. Dated 1861. 4. 0 Love… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sun of our life, thy quickening ray
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Christian Science Hymnal #8

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Christian Science Hymnal #201

Christian Science Hymnal #319

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Christian Science Hymnal #8a

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Christian Science Hymnal #8b

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Christian Science Hymnal #8c

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Christian Science Hymnal #8

Selected Hymns #d82

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #124

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