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10 Famous Writers and Composers in the Hymnbook

1. Joseph Addison

Author of “The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare” (no. 109)

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Addison was an 18th-century author, poet, and playwright whose writings were likely the inspiration for famous remarks such as Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death!" and Nathan Hale's "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country." He penned the lyrics to "The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare" in 1712.