The ascension

Why is thy face so lit with smiles

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 7 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 is thy face so lit with smiles
Title: The ascension
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Hymns of the Ages #d174

Jubilee Hymns. Book II #d29

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Lyra Catholica #357

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Plymouth Collection #a254

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #254

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The Catholic Hymn Book #207

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The Gospel Psalmist #207

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