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Description: Music: Duke Street, attributed to John Hatton, 1793. Words: Leonard Bacon, 1833.

According to Hymnary.org, “Leonard Bacon, D.D., was born in Detroit (where his father was a missionary to the Indians), February 19, 1802, and educated at Yale college and at Andover. In 1825 he was ordained Pastor of the Centre Church, New Haven, and retained that charge until 1866, when he was appointed Professor of Theology in Yale Divinity School.”

“O God, Beneath They Guiding Hand is a favorite American Anniversary hymn. It is abbreviated and altered from his hymn, ‘The Sabbath morn is as bright and calm,’ which he wrote for the Bicentenary of New Haven, 1833. In this revised form it was first published and appointed ‘For the twenty-second of December.’”
Key: D Major
Category: Religious