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Harry Emerson Fosdick   1 comment

Above:  Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) was the founding minister of the Riverside Church, New York, New York, and one of the most prominent liberal Protestant ministers in the United States during the twentieth century.  He, according to many fundamentalists, a rank heretic, has remained in death what he was to them in life:  a figure of scorn and controversy, even a bête noir.  Fosdick was also an advocate for peace and for African-American civil rights in the country.

Fosdick’s four hymns have never ceased to relevant.


God of Grace and God of Glory:

O God, in Restless Living:

O God, Who to a Loyal Home:

The Prince of Peace His Banner Spreads:


Posted October 4, 2018 by neatnik2009 in Sources F

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Henry Elias Fries   1 comment

Fries Photograph 1917

Above:  Henry Elias Fries, 1917

Image Source = The Winston-Salem Journal, October 9, 1917, page 5

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Henry Elias Fries (1857-1949) was an industrialist and civic leader in Salem then Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a layman of the Moravian Church.


Come Now, O Lord:

Come, Join the Throng on This Glad Day:


Posted December 6, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources F

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Harry Webb Farrington   1 comment


Above:  The Signature of Harry Webb Farrington

Image Source = Ghpierson

Harry Webb Farrington (1879-1930) was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church (extant 1784-1939).


O God, Creator, in Whose Hand:

Strong, Righteous Man of Galilee:

Dear Lord, Who Sought at Dawn of Day:


Posted July 27, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources F

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William Henry Furness   Leave a comment


Above:  First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Image Source = Library of Congress

William Henry Furness (1802-1896) was the pastor the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1825 to 1875.  He was an advocate for social justice, for he favored the abolition of slavery, opposed racism and antisemitism, and raised funds for African-American schools in the South after the Civil War.

I have found some of his hymns in my collection of hymnals, but one can read more texts here.


Feeble, Hopeless, How Shall I:

In the Morning I Will Raise:


Posted July 24, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources F

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Frederick William Foster   2 comments


Above:  Logo of the Moravian Church

Image Scanned from the Cover of My Copy of the Moravian Youth Hymnal (1961)

Frederick William Foster (1760-1835), a British Moravian bishop from 1814, edited the hymnal of 1801, its supplement (1808), and the revised hymnal of 1826.  He was also the father-in-law of Peter LaTrobe (1795-1863).


Christian Hearts, in Love United:

O, Exalt and Praise the Lord:

The Springs of Salvation from Christ the Rock Bursting:

God Reveals His Presence:

Jesus, My Highest Treasure:

On Thy Ransomed Congregation:

Thou, Whose Human Life Did For Us Happiness Obtain:


Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord:


Since We, Though Unworthy:


In Mercy, Lord, This Grace Bestow:


Posted August 1, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Sources F

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Sarah Borthwick Findlater   Leave a comment


Above:  Sarah Borthwick Findlater’s Listing in the Index of Authors, Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Sarah Borthwick Findlater (1823-1907) translated many German hymns into English.


O Happy Home, Where Thou Art Loved:

Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers:


Posted November 22, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Sources F

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Johann Franck   1 comment

Luther Rose

Above:  Luther Rose

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Johann Franck (1618-1677) was a German poet and hymn writer.


Deck Thyself, With Joy and Gladness:

Jesus, All My Gladness:

In His Temple Now Behold Him:

Jesus, Priceless Treasure:


Posted October 15, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Sources F

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