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Daniel C. Roberts

Daniel C. Roberts
Short Name: Daniel C. Roberts
Full Name: Roberts, Daniel C. (Daniel Crane), 1841-1907
Birth Year: 1841
Death Year: 1907

Daniel C. Roberts (b. Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY, 1841; d. Concord, NH, 1907) Educated at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, served in the union army during the Civil War. He was ordained in the Episcopal Church as a priest in 1866 and ministered to several congregations in Vermont and Massachusetts. In 1878 he began a ministry at St. Paul Church in Concord, New Hampshire, that lasted for twenty-three years. Serving for many years president of the New Hampshire State Historical Society, Roberts once wrote, "I remain a country parson, known only within my small world," but his hymn "God of Our Fathers" brought him widespread recognition.

Bert Polman
Roberts, Daniel C., D.D., of the Prot. Episcopal Church in America, b. at Bridge Hampton, L.I., Nov. 5, 1841, and graduated at Gambler College, 1857. After serving for a time as a private in the Civil War, he was ordained in 1866. He is at present (1905) Rector of Concord, N.H. His hymn, "God of our fathers, Whose almighty hand " (National Hymn), was written in 1876 for the "Centennial" Fourth of July celebration at Brandon, Vermont. In 1892 it was included in the Protestant Episcopal Hymnal, and again in Sursum Corda, 1898. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.]

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

Texts by Daniel C. Roberts (11)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
സർവ്വ ശക്തൻ പിതാക്കൾ തൻ ദൈവം (Sarvva śaktan pitākkaḷ tan daivaṁ)Daniel C. Roberts (Author)Malayalam2
A ti, Señor, omnipotente DiosDaniel C. Roberts (Author)Spanish3
Com braço forte, Deus de nossos paisDaniel C. Roberts (Author)Portuguese2
Deus dos antigos, cuja forte mãoDaniel Crane Roberts (Author)Portuguese2
God of our fathers, Whose almighty handDaniel C. Roberts, 1841-1907 (Author)English400
Heralds of Christ, who bear the King's commandDaniel C. Roberts (Author (B))English1
Nabileg a Dios dagiti ammaDaniel C. Roberts (Author)Tagalog2
O Jehova omnipotente DiosDaniel C. Roberts (Author)Spanish9
O lowly, sacred stableDaniel C. Roberts, 1841-1907 (Author)English1
Señor Jehová, omnipotente DiosDaniel Roberts (Author)Spanish7
Soul of my Savior, sanctify my breastDaniel Crane Roberts, 1841-1907 (Author (vs. 3))English2

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