The Gift of the Spirit

The Father, kind, above, sent forth in tender love

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [The Father kind above]
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Father, kind, above, sent forth in tender love
Title: The Gift of the Spirit
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Refrain First Line: The gift of the Spirit
Copyright: Public Domain



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