Thou who dost my life prolong

Thou who dost my life prolong

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: John Fawcett

Fawcett, John, D.D., was born Jan. 6, 1739 or 1740, at Lidget Green, near Bradford, Yorks. Converted at the age of sixteen under the ministry of G. Whitefield, he at first joined the Methodists, but three years later united with the Baptist Church at Bradford. Having begun to preach he was, in 1765, ordained Baptist minister at Wainsgate, near Hebden Bridge, Yorks. In 1772 he was invited to London, to succeed the celebrated Dr. J. Gill, as pastor of Carter's Lane; the invitation had been formally accepted, the farewell sermon at Wainsgate had been preached and the wagons loaded with his goods for removal, when the love and tears of his attached people prevailed and he decided to remain. In 1777 a new chapel was built for him at Hebden Bridg… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou who dost my life prolong
Author: John Fawcett

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Thou Who dost my life prolong. J. Fawcett. [Morning.] Published in his Hymns, &c, 1782, No. 51, in 14 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "A Morning Hymn." In a few American hymnbooks, including Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872, it is abbreviated to 5 stanzas .

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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