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Why dost thou beat so quick, my heart

Why dost thou beat so quick, my heart

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and ordained in the Church of England in 1839. Influenced by the teaching of John Henry Newman, Faber followed Newman into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 and served under Newman's supervision in the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Because he believed that Roman Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowpe, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself. One of his best known, "Faith of Our Fathers," originally had these words in its third stanza: "Faith of Our Fathers! Mary'… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why dost thou beat so quick, my heart
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Copyright: Public Domain


Why dost thou beat so quick, my heart. F. W. Faber. [Prayer.] Published in his Jesus and Mary, &c, 1849, in 12 stanzas of 4 lines and headed, "Sweetness in Prayer." It was also given in his Hymns, 1862. In Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873, the cento, "Thy home is with the humble, Lord," is composed of stanzas viii., ix., and xii. Sometimes it is given as “Thy home is with the humble soul."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Hymns of the Ages #d172

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Lyra Catholica #454

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