John G. Adams

John G. Adams
Short Name: John G. Adams
Full Name: Adams, John G. (Greenleaf), 1810-1887
Birth Year: 1810
Death Year: 1887

Adams, John Greenleaf. Co-editor with Dr. E. H. Chapin of the Universalist Hymns for Christian Devotion, 1846; and, alone, of the Gospel Psalmist, 1861. He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1810. The collections named contain in each case 16 hymns by him. They are not, however, received outside his sect. The best are:—
1. Heaven is here, its hymns of gladness. [Peace.] Contributed to the Hymns for Christian Devotion, 1846, No. 419, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines.
2. God's angels! not only on high do they sing. [Ministry of Angels.] No. 830 in his Gospel Psalmist, 1861, and No. 240 in Longfellow and Johnson's Hymns of the Spirit, Boston, 1864. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

John Greenleaf Adams (1810–1897) was co-editor with Dr. E.H. Chapin of the Universalist Hymns for Christian Devotion and alone for the Gospel Psalmist, 1861. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he married twice, including Mary Hall Barrett Adams; and had two sons and one daughter. He was ordained in 1833 in Rumney, New Hampshire. Although rarely used outside his denomination, best known of his hymns are * Heaven is here, its hymns of gladness * God's angels; not only on high do they sing

Texts by John G. Adams (26)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Bless, o bless, almighty FatherJ. G. Adams (Author)4
Brighter shines the gospel wayJohn G. Adams (Author)3
Childhood, bring thy free oblationJ. G. Adams (Author)2
Creation's sovereign LordJ. G. Adams (Author)5
Death moves with victor's treadJ. G. Adams (Author)4
Father, let thy benediction Rest upon us in this hourJohn G. Adams (Author)2
For homes of freedom in our landJohn G. Adams (Author)2
God of our fathers, at this holy hourJ. G. Adams (Author)2
God of our fathers, from whose hand Came all our lights and blessings downJ. G. Adams (Author)3
God of the poor, whose listening earJ. G. Adams (Author)4
God's angels, not only on high do they singJ. G. Adams (Author)4
Heaven is here, where hymns of gladnessJ. G. Adams (Author)English42
Herald of the Lord's salvationJ. G. Adam (Author)3
Holy Father, from aboveJohn G. Adams (Author)2
How blest, amid all blessingJ. G. Adams (Author)3
Let there be light, So spake at firstJohn G. Adams (Author)2
Loud raise the notes of joyJ. G. Adams (Author)6
Mid homes and shrines forsakenJ. G. Adams (Author)3
On this fair spot where nature paysJohn G. Adams (Author)4
Our Father, ever liviingJohn G. Adams (Author)4
Raise the adoring songJ. G. Adams (Author)3
Servants of our Master lowlyJ. G. Adams (Author)2
Sound the full chorus, let praises ascendJ. G. Adams (Author)3
Sovereign of worlds above! From thy blest throne of loveJ. G. Adams (Author)3
The temperance cause foreverJohn G. Adams (Author)3
Thou God of years and seasons, allJohn G. Adams (Author)4

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