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Notable Family Members
Notable Phelps Anson Green Phelps, Merchant and philanthropist Austin Phelps, Congregational clergyman, theologian and author Charles Edward Phelps, Congressman, Judge, Author Delos Porter Phelps, Lawyer and U.S. Assistant Treasurer Edward John Phelps, Lawyer, educator Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward Dr. Francis Phelps, Representative and Senator George M. Phelps, Master telegraph instrument maker and inventor Dr. Guy Rowland Phelps, Founder, Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance John Phelps, Clerk of the Court at the trial of King Charles I Judge James Phelps, Judge and Congressman Judge John Jay Phelps Judge, merchant, and entrepreneur. Judge John Phelps, Constitutional Convention Signatory from Connecticut John Wolcott Phelps, Brigadier General, United States Volunteers Mary Ann Phelps Rich, Latter-day Saints Pioneer Mary Phelps Jacob, Inventor of the Brassiere Noah Phelps, A Patriot of 1776 and Revolutionary War Spy Oliver Phelps Merchant, Revolutionary War veteran, Representative, Senator land promoter Rev. Philip Phelps First President, Western Theological Seminary Richard Phelps, Bell-founder for Churches Throughout England John Smith Phelps Lawyer, Repesentative, Governor Samuel Shethar Phelps, Jurist, Congressman, and Senator Stephen Sumner Phelps, Illinois Pioneer and Origin of the Hawk Eye State Name Thomas Stowell Phelps, Rear Admiral and Civil War Veteran William Walter Phelps, Congressman, Ambassador, and Judge William Wines Phelps, Judge, Latter-day Saint, Publisher and Writer William Lyon Phelps, American educator, author and critic

The Hymns of W. W. Phelps

William W. Phelps wrote the following hymns found in the original hymn book of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

  • Adam-ondi-Ahman - #49 (MP3 49K)
  • Come, All Ye Saints of Zion - #38 (MP3 49K)
  • Come, All Ye Saints Who Dwell on Earth - #65 (MP3 49K)
  • Come, Let Us Sing an Evening Hymn - #167 (MP3 49K)
  • Gently Raise the Sacred Strain - #146 (MP3 49K)
  • Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion - #48 (MP3 49K)
  • If You Could Hie to Kolob - #284 (MP3 49K)
  • Now Let Us Rejoice - #3 (MP3 49K)
  • Now We'll Sing with One Accord - #25 (MP3 49K) (Lyrics)
  • O God, the Eternal Father - #175 (MP3 49K) (Lyrics)
  • Praise to the Man - #27 (MP3 49K) (Lyrics)
  • Redeemer of Israel - #6 (MP3 49K) (Lyrics)
  • The Spirit of God - #2 (MP3 49K) (Lyrics)
  • We're Not Ashamed to Own Our Lord - #57 (MP3 NNK) (Lyrics)

 

Some of the lryrics are below.

The Spirit of God, #2 - William W. Phelps.   Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.

  1. The Spirit of God like a fire is burning, The latter-day glory begins to come forth;
    The visions and blessings of old are returning, And angels are coming to visit the earth.
    We'll sing and we'll shout with the armies of heaven, Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
    Let glory to them in the highest be given, Henceforth and forever, Amen and amen!
  2. The Lord is extending the Saints' understanding, Restoring their judges and all as at first.
    The knowledge and power of God are expanding; The veil o'er the earth is beginning to burst.
    We'll sing and we'll shout with the armies of heaven, Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
    Let glory to them in the highest be given, Henceforth and forever, Amen and amen!
  3. We'll call in our solemn assemblies in spirit, To spread forth the kingdom of heaven abroad,
    That we through our faith may begin to inherit The visions and blessings and glories of God.
    We'll sing and we'll shout with the armies of heaven, Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
    Let glory to them in the highest be given, Henceforth and forever, Amen and amen!
  4. How blessed the day when the lamb and the lion Shall lie down together without any ire,
    And Ephraim be crowned with his blessings in Zion, As Jesus descends with his chariot of fire!
    We'll sing and we'll shout with the armies of heaven, Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
    Let glory to them in the highest be given, Henceforth and forever, Amen and amen!

Redeemer of Israel #6 - William W. Phelps, adapted from Joseph Swain.  Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.

  1. Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight, On whom for a blessing we call,
    Our shadow by day And our pillar by night, Our King, our Deliv'rer, our all!
  2. We know he is coming To gather  his sheep And lead them to Zion in love,
    For why in the valley Of death should they weep Or in the lone wilderness rove?
  3. How long we have wandered As strangers in sin, And cried in the desert for thee!
    Our foes have rejoiced When our sorrows they've seen, But Israel will shortly be free.
  4. As children of Zion, Good tidings for us.  The tokens already appear.
    Fear not, and be just, For the kingdom is ours. The hour of redemption is near.
  5. Restore, my dear Savior, The light of thy face; Thy soul-cheering comfort impart;
    And let the sweet longing For thy holy place Bring hope to my desolate heart
  6. He looks! and ten thousands Of angels rejoice, And myriads wait for his word;
    He speaks! and eternity, Filled with his voice, Re-echoes the praise of the Lord.

Now We'll Sing with One Accord, 25 - William W. Phelps.  Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.

  1. Now we'll sing with one accord, For a prophet of the Lord,
    Bringing forth his precious word, Cheers the Saints as anciently.
    When the world in darkness lay, Lo! he sought the better way,
    And he heard the Savior say, "Go and prune my vineyard, son!"
  2. And an angel surely then, For a blessing unto men,
    Brought the priesthood back again In its ancient purity.
    Even Joseph he inspired; Yea, his heart he truly fired
    With the light that he desired For the work of righteousness.
  3. And the Book of Mormon true, With its cov'nant ever new,
    For the Gentile and the Jew, He translated sacredly.
    God's commandments to mankind, For believing Saints designed,
    And to bless the seeking mind, Came to him from Jesus Christ.
  4. Precious are the years to come, While the righteous gather home
    For the great millennium, When they'll rest in blessedness.
    Prudent in this world of woes, They will triumph o'er their foes,
    While the realm of Zion grows Purer for eternity.

Praise to the Man, 27 - William W. Phelps

  1. Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!  Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.
    Blessed to open the last dispensation, Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.
    Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven! Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
    Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren; Death cannot conquer the hero again.
  2. Praise to his mem'ry, he died as a martyr; Honored and blest be his ever great name!
    Long shall his blood, which was shed by assassins, Plead unto heav'n while the earth lauds his fame.
    Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!  Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
    Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren; Death cannot conquer the hero again.
  3. Great is his glory and endless his priesthood.  Ever and ever the keys he will hold.
    Faithful and true, he will enter his kingdom, Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.
    Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven! Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
    Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren; Death cannot conquer the hero again.
  4. Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven; Earth must atone for the blood of that man.
    Wake up the world for the conflict of justice. Millions shall know "Brother Joseph" again.
    Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven! Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
    Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren; Death cannot conquer the hero again.

We're Not Ashamed to Own Our Lord, 57 - William W. Phelps. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.

  1. We're not ashamed to own our Lord And worship him on earth.
    We love to learn his holy word And know what souls are worth.
  2. When Jesus comes in burning flame To recompense the just,
    The world will know the only name In which the Saints can trust.
  3. When he comes down from heav'n to earth With all his holy band,
    Before creation's second birth, We hope with him to stand.
  4. He then will give us a new name, With robes of righteousness,
    And, in the New Jerusalem, Eternal happiness.

O God, the Eternal Father, 175 - William W. Phelps.  Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.

  1. O God, th' Eternal Father, who dwells amid the sky,
    In Jesus' name we ask thee To bless and sanctify,
    If we are pure before thee, This bread and cup of wine,
    That we may all remember That offering divine--
  2. That sacred, holy off'ring, By man least understood,
    To have our sins remitted And take his flesh and blood,
    That we may ever witness The suff'ring of thy Son,
    And always have his Spirit To make our hearts as one.
  3. When Jesus, the Anointed, Descended from above
    And gave himself a ransom To win our souls with love--
    With no apparent beauty, That man should him desire--
    He was the promised Savior, To purify with fire.
  4. How infinite that wisdom, The plan of holiness,
    That made salvation perfect And veiled the Lord in flesh,
    To walk upon his footstool And be like man, almost,
    In his exalted station, And die, or all was lost.