|Short Name:||Franklin L. Sheppard|
|Full Name:||Sheppard, Franklin L., 1852-1930|
Franklin L. Sheppard (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1852; d. Germantown, PA, 1930) arranged the tune for Babcock's text and published it in the Presbyterian church school hymnal Alleluia (1915), edited by Sheppard (Babcock and Sheppard were friends).
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Sheppard entered the family foundry business in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1875. He was organist at Zion Episcopal Church and later was an elder and music director of the Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. President of the Presbyterian Board of Publications, Sheppard also served on the committee that prepared the Presbyterian Hymnal of 1911. In the history of hymnody he is remembered primarily for arranging the tune TERRA BEATA for “This Is My Father's World.”
|Texts by Franklin L. Sheppard (2)||As||Authority Languages||Instances|
|Christ thy Lord is waiting now||S. F. L. (Author)||English||3|
|This is my Father's world And to my listening ears||Franklin L. Sheppard (Author)||English||1|