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How Kind Is God to Us? - Elias Keach

How Kind Is God to Us? - Elias Keach
Elias Keach, born 1667, was the only son of Benjamin Keach, imminent Baptist preacher, and hymn-writer of England. Elias traveled to Philadelphia in 1686 when he was nineteen years old. He was at this time an ungodly young man and, for sport, deceived those he met by portraying himself as a minister of the gospel. Almost immediately, he was asked to preach, and when mostly through his sermon, stopped suddenly.

My Times of Sorrow and of Joy - Benjamin Beddome

My Times of Sorrow and of Joy - Benjamin Beddome
     Benjamin Beddome was born at Henley, Chatwickshire, on January 23rd, 1717. In 1724 when Beddome was quite young, his father became co-pastor o...

Battle Song - Frederic Denison

Battle Song - Frederic Denison
Frederic Denison was born in Stonington, Connecticut, on September 28th, 1819. Educated at Bacon Academy in Colchester and later the Connecticut L...

I'll Stand By Until the Morning - Major Daniel Whittle

I'll Stand By Until the Morning - Major Daniel Whittle
Daniel Webster Whittle was born on November 22nd, 1840, in Chicopee Falls, MA. He was named for the statesman his father greatly admired – Daniel Webster. Before the Civil War, he and his three brothers moved west to Chicago, where Whittle worked as a cashier at the Wells Fargo Bank. It was here that he committed his life to Christ. One night he was the night watchman. At midnight he says:

The Breach Repaired - Benjamin Keach

The Breach Repaired - Benjamin Keach
This week's Melody Moment is a continuation of last week's post. Click here to read if you missed it!The Repair A faithful student of the Word, Ba...

The Breach in Worship -Benjamin Keach

The Breach in Worship -Benjamin Keach

     Benjamin Keach was born in Stokehaman, England, February 29th, 1640. He called upon Christ Jesus for salvation when he was fifteen and followed the Lord in believer’s baptism.

My Country, 'Tis of Thee - Samuel F. Smith

My Country, 'Tis of Thee - Samuel F. Smith
Samuel Francis Smith, D.D. was born in Boston, MA, in 1808. He was educated at Harvard University and was a classmate of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Af...

When We All Get to Heaven - Eliza Hewitt

When We All Get to Heaven - Eliza Hewitt
Eliza Jane Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 28th, 1851. She graduated high school as valedictorian and became a teac...

Who Laughs at Sin - Joseph Stennett

Who Laughs at Sin - Joseph Stennett
Hymn writer Joseph Stennett was born in 1663 in England. Son of a Baptist preacher, brother to another Baptist preacher, and father and grandfathe...

Frances Ridley Havergal

Frances Ridley Havergal
Frances Ridley Havergal was born at Astley, Worcestershire, England, on December 14th, 1836. Daughter of hymn writer W. H. Havergal, and youngest of six children, Frances was a bright, sunny-tempered person with a spiritually minded heart.

Grace Greater Than Our Sin - Julia Johnston

Grace Greater Than Our Sin - Julia Johnston
     Julia Harriette Johnston was an American hymn writer born on January 21st, 1849, in Salineville, Ohio. Her parents were a Presbyterian preache...

Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary- John Moore

Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary- John Moore
John M. Moore was a British Baptist minister, author, and composer born in the parish and burgh of barony of Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, on September 1, 1925. His parents were a humble Scottish couple. Character and the fear of the Lord were instilled in him by his sweet Christian mother. His sixteenth year marked even more significant growth and maturing in his life. He began working as an engineering draftsman apprentice, came to know the Lord has his personal Saviour and promptly joined the local Baptist Church.