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Palmer, Ray

Palmer, Ray, 1808–87, American Congregational clergyman and hymn writer, b. Little Compton, R.I., grad. Yale, 1830. He held pastorates in Bath, Maine (1835–50), and Albany, N.Y. (1850–66). He is remembered chiefly for the hymn My Faith Looks up to Thee (1830), a worldwide favorite, for which Lowell Mason wrote the tune Olivet.

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