William Bengo Collyer was born at Blackheath Hill, in 1782, and studied at Homerton College. Before completing his twentieth year he became pastor of a Congregational society at Peckham, continuing in that position through his life. He died in 1854. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1808. For many years he was one of the most popular Dissenting ministers in London. He published many hymns and some works on theology.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >
United prayers ascend to Thee. W. B. Collyer. [Family Worship.] This hymn is given in his Collection, 1812, No. 975, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, to be used after the Administration of Holy Baptism, in private, for the welfare of the Family; the hymn, also by Collyer, given for use “Before the Administration," being "Saviour, Father, Brother, Friend."
John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)