What thou wilt, O Father, give

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

Whittier, John Greenleaf, the American Quaker poet, was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, Dec. 17, 1807. He began life as a farm-boy and shoemaker, and subsequently became a successful journalist, editor and poet. In 1828 he became editor of the American Manufacturer (Boston), in 1830 of the New England Review, and an 1836 (on becoming Secretary to the American Anti-Slavery Society) of the Pennsylvania Freeman. He was also for some time, beginning with 1847, the corresponding editor of the National Era. In 1840 he removed to Amesbury, Massachusetts, where most of his later works have been written. At the present time [1890] he lives alternately at Amesbury and Boston. His first poetical piece was printed in the Newburyport Free Press in 182… Go to person page >

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First Line: What thou wilt, O Father, give
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Refrain First Line: Grateful, so the work be thine



HENDON was composed by Henri A. Cesar Malan (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1787; d. Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, 1864) and included in a series of his own hymn texts and tunes that he began to publish in France in 1823, and which ultimately became his great hymnal Chants de Sion (1841). HENDON is thought to…

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Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #278
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Services for Congregational Worship #333Page Scan
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The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d375
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The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #370Page Scan
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Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d479
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