Father of the human race. W. B. Collyer. [Holy Matrimony.] First published in his Services Suited to the Solemnization of Matrimony, &c, 1837, No. 10, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, and thence unaltered into Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, No. 1846, and others in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)