The God that to the fathers

Author: Minot Judson Savage

Savage, Minot Judson, D.D., was born at Norridgewock, Maine, June 10, 1841, and educated at Bangor Seminary, where he graduated in 1864. From 1867 to 1873 he was a Congregational Minister, and then he joined the Unitarians, and has now (1900) a charge in Boston. He has published several works, including Poems, Boston, 1882. He also edited, with H. M. Dow, Sacred Songs for Public Worship, Boston, 1883, to which he contributed 46 original hymns. In hymnals other than this, of his hymns the following are in common use:— 1. Dost thou hear the bugle sounding. Consecration to Duty. 2. Father, we would not dare to change Thy purpose, &C. Prayer. 3. 0 God Whose law is in the sky.… Go to person page >

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First Line: The God that to the fathers
Author: Minot Judson Savage
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed the tune in 1835 for use at a missions festival at Blackburn, Lancashire, England. For that festival, which celebrated the three-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in England, the tune was set to Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) “From Greenland's Icy Mountains.”…

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #124

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a124

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Hymns for the Living Age #372

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Hymns of the Living Church #332

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d292

The American Hymnal #d559

The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d352

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The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #376

The Assembly Praise Book #d92

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The Beacon Hymnal #147

The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d246

The Institute Hymnal #d163

The Plymouth Hymnal #d499

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The School Hymnal #168

Union Hymnal for Jewish Worship #d168

Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. #234

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