When courage fails, and faith burns low

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: When courage fails, and faith burns low
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer

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CREDITON (Clark)


ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)

ST. MAGNUS first appeared in Henry Playford's Divine Companion (1707 ed.) as an anonymous tune with soprano and bass parts. The tune was later credited to Jeremiah Clark (b. London, England, c. 1670; d. London, 1707), who was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of James II in…

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WINCHESTER OLD

WINCHESTER OLD is a famous common-meter psalm tune, presumably arranged by George Kirbye (b. Suffolk, England, c. 1560; d. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 1634) from a melody in Christopher Tye's Acts of the Apostles and published in T. Este's The Whole Book of Psalmes (1592) set to Psalm 84. Ki…

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Christian Worship and Praise #d476

Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. #d485

Christian Worship: a hymnal #356

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Hymns for Schools and Colleges #184

Hymns for the Celebration of Life #d276

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #238

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d350

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #267

The Beacon Song and Service book #123

The Church Hymnal #d476

The Hymnal for Young People #d280

The New Hymnal of Praise #d387

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #312

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The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #409

The Student Hymnary #d392

Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d322

We Sing of Life #d100

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