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

Tune

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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Instances

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Christian Song #d379
Christian Worship and Praise #d476
Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. #d485
Christian Worship: a hymnal #356
Hymns for Schools and Colleges #184Page Scan
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
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #267Page Scan
The Beacon Song and Service book #123
The Church Hymnal #d476
The Hymnal for Young People #d280
The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #191
The New Hymnal of Praise #d387
The Pilgrim Hymnal #312Page Scan
The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #409Page Scan
The Student Hymnary #d392
Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d322
We Sing of Life #d100



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