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We pray no more, made lowly wise

Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer

Hosmer, Frederick Lucian, B.A., was born at Framingham, Mass., in 1840, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated B.A. in 1869. Entering the Unitarian Ministry in 1872 he has held charges in Quincy, Ill., 1872-77; Cleveland, Ohio, 1878-92; St. Louis, 1894-99; and since 1899, at Berkeley, Cal. His Way of Life, 1877, was a compilation of Prayers and Responsive Services for Sunday Schools. Of Unity Hymns and Carols, 1880, he was joint editor with W. C. Gannett and J. V. Blake. His hymns were published jointly by him and W. C. Gannett (q.v.), as The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems (Boston: Little, Brown & Co.), 1st Series, 1885; 2nd Series, 1894. Of his 56 hymns in this work the following have come into common use, for the most part during… Go to person page >

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First Line: We pray no more, made lowly wise
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer



Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist me in Leben" ("For Me to Live Is Jesus") in Vulpius's Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) based his Cantata 95 on this tune and provided tw…

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Instances (1 - 22 of 22)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Worship and Praise #d468
Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #35Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Colleges #110Page Scan
Hymns for the Celebration of Life #d267
Hymns of Hope and Courage #d83
Hymns of the Christian Life #d463
Hymns of the Christian Life #d458
Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #274
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d338
Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #58Page Scan
Services for Congregational Worship #342Page Scan
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #392Page Scan
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #422Page Scan
The Beacon Song and Service book #38
The Harvard University Hymn Book #d273
The Harvard University Hymn Book #d274
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d500
The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d371
The Pilgrim Hymnal #51Page Scan
Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d315
Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d186
University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d262