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'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Lyricist Louisa M. R. Stead was born in 1850 in Dover, England and immigrated to the United States as a young adult, living in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...

In the Hour of Trial

In the Hour of Trial
Lyricist James Montgomery was born November 4th, 1771 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs historical record recoun...

How Can I Keep from Singing?

How Can I Keep from Singing?
Robert Lowry wrote both words and music to the hymn “How Can I Keep From Singing.” Lowry was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 12th, 182...

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Come, Ye Disconsolate
 Lyricist Thomas Moore was an Irish Catholic, born in Dublin in 1779. Moore was a close friend to fellow poet Lord Byron and was known as the ‘Voic...

Send the Light

Send the Light
    Charles Hutchinson Gabriel was born August 18, 1856 in Wilton Iowa. His father led singing schools in their family home, which led to Charles ...

Join in Exultation

Join in Exultation
“Join in Exultation” is a spiritual song joyfully detailing how believers will rejoice in our eternal King when he comes to set up His millennial ...

Let the Lower Lights Be Burning

Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
   Born in 1838, Philip P. Bliss faithfully served God from the time of his conversion at age 12 until he was called from this life in December of ...