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Christ Liveth in Me - Daniel W. Whittle

Christ Liveth in Me - Daniel W. Whittle
This hymn of testimony was written in 1891 by Daniel Webster Whittle. He was born in 1840 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, and was named for the ...

What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Joseph Scriven

What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Joseph Scriven
Joseph Medlicott Scriven was born Sept. 10th, 1819, at Ballymoney Lodge, Banbridge in County Down, Ireland. His father, Captain John Scriven, desired Joseph to train for a career in the military, but the Lord led differently, and he studied at Trinity College in Dublin. Here heard the gospel and was converted to full faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Thomas O. Chisholm

Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Thomas O. Chisholm
  It may seem as if most hymns are written as the result of some dramatic experience, but that is not always the case. Some are simply an expressio...

More Love to Thee - Elizabeth Prentiss

More Love to Thee - Elizabeth Prentiss
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss was born in Portland, Maine, on October 26th, 1818, and died in Dorset, Vermont, on August 13th, 1878. Elizabeth was a prominent author, with her writings including the semi-autobiographical book “Stepping Heavenward” and the beloved consecration hymn, “More Love to Thee.”

Hark, Ten Thousand Harps and Voices - Thomas Kelly

Hark, Ten Thousand Harps and Voices - Thomas Kelly
This hymn was written in 1806 by Thomas Kelly. He was born in Kellyville, Ireland, on July 13, 1769, and was educated at the University of Dublin ...

Come to Jesus - John H. Stockton

Come to Jesus - John H. Stockton
John Hart Stockton, author of “Come to Jesus,” was a Methodist pastor, evangelist, hymn writer, and composer. Stockton came to faith in Christ at a Methodist camp meeting in Paulsboro, N.J., in 1832. He spent the remainder of his life in ministry, first as a pastor, then as an itinerate, and ended his days of service in sacred song...

Ye Servants of God - Charles Wesley

Ye Servants of God - Charles Wesley
The stirring words of this hymn reveal the strong character and zealous spirit of the Wesleys. Charles, considered by many to be the greatest hymn...

Stand by Me - Charles Tindley

Stand by Me - Charles Tindley
Charles Tindley was an uneducated African American man turned prominent preacher, hymn writer, and pastor. Born in 1851 in Berlin, Maryland, young Charles narrowly escaped following his father’s footsteps as a slave. He was hired out by various families, some of them cruel, to help provide for his family’s financial needs...

Precious Lord, Take My Hand - Thomas A Dorsey

Precious Lord, Take My Hand - Thomas A Dorsey
  Many of our hymns and gospel songs are born out of adversity and tragedy. Such is the case with “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” Thomas A. Dorsey g...

Hour by Hour - Annie Sherwood Hawks

Hour by Hour - Annie Sherwood Hawks
Annie Sherwood Hawks, authoress of “I Need Thee Every Hour” and numerous other popular hymns, was born May 28th, 1835, in Hoosick, New York. Thoug...

Shall We Gather at the River - Robert Lowry

Shall We Gather at the River - Robert Lowry
Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 12, 1826. He was converted at the age of seventeen, and from that moment began labori...

Abide With Me - Henry F. Lyte

Abide With Me - Henry F. Lyte
Henry Francis Lyte was born June 1st, 1793 in Scotland. A graduate of Trinity College in Dublin, Lyte was a multitalented man. He was scholar, poe...