In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >
Father of faithful Abraham, hear,
Our earnest suit for Abraham's seed!
Justly they claim the softest prayer
From us, adopted in their stead:
Who mercy through their fall obtain,
And Christ by their rejection gain.