When o'er the billow heaving deep

When o'er the billow heaving deep

Author: John Quincy Adams
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: John Quincy Adams

Adams, John Quincy. (Braintree, Mass., July 11, 1767-February 21, 1848, Washington, D.C.). Most of Adams' verse, both religious and secular, was written after he had left the Presidency. In his later years he composed a metrical version of the Psalms, best described as a free rendering in fairly good verse of what he felt was the essential idea of each Psalm. When his minister, William P. Lunt, of the First Parish, (Unitarian), Quincy, Mass., undertook the preparation of his hymn book The Christian Psalter, Mrs. Adams put the manuscript of her husband's metrical Psalms into Lunt's hands, and the latter included 17 of them in his book, and five other hymns by his distinguished parishioner. The effect on Adams is recorded in a moving entr… Go to person page >

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First Line: When o'er the billow heaving deep
Author: John Quincy Adams
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Christian Psalter #d641

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The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #170

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