1841 - 1918 Person Name: M. J. S. Author of "O God, whose law is in the sky" in Sacred Songs For Public Worship Savage, Minot Judson, D.D., was born at Norridgewock, Maine, June 10, 1841, and educated at Bangor Seminary, where he graduated in 1864. From 1867 to 1873 he was a Congregational Minister, and then he joined the Unitarians, and has now (1900) a charge in Boston. He has published several works, including Poems, Boston, 1882. He also edited, with H. M. Dow, Sacred Songs for Public Worship, Boston, 1883, to which he contributed 46 original hymns. In hymnals other than this, of his hymns the following are in common use:—
1. Dost thou hear the bugle sounding. Consecration to Duty.
2. Father, we would not dare to change Thy purpose, &C. Prayer.
3. 0 God Whose law is in the sky. Consecration to Duty.
4. 0 star of truth down shining. Truth.
5. The God that to the fathers revealed His holy will. God unchangeable.
6. The very blossoms of our life. Holy Baptism.
7. What purpose burns within our hearts. Joining in Church Fellowship.
8. God of the glorious summer hours. New Year This is in D. Agate's Sunday S. Hymn Book, 1881, No. 371, and dated 1875. From the Sunny Side, N.Y.. 1875,p. 119.
Some of these hymns are given in Hunter's Hymns of Faith and Life, Glasgow, 1889, and recent American hymnals.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Minot J. Savage