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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.

God Most High, In Might Excelling - Dawson Burns

God Most High, In Might Excelling - Dawson Burns
Dawson Burns, was born January 22nd, 1828 at Southwark. His life was evidence of the impact of his father, Jabez Burns who was a Baptist preacher for forty one years, a writer, and a temperance advocate. When Burns was 12, he took the temperance pledge, and addressed the young people of his father’s congregation on the subject.  Also at age 12 he wrote ‘A Plea for Youths’ Temperance Societies,’ held a public discussion, and contributed articles to several journals.

O Glorious God - John Mulford

O Glorious God - John Mulford
John Brantly Mulford was born in Philadelphia on September 2, 1851. At twelve years old, he had the unique experience of being baptized by his grandfather, who was the founder of Tenth Baptist Church, and pastor for nearly thirty years. Mulford graduated from seminary in 1876 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, and quickly joined the ministry after commencement.

Children of the Heavenly King - John Cennick

Children of the Heavenly King - John Cennick
   John Cennick was “one of the most laborious and successful promoters of the ‘Great Revival’ of the Eighteenth Century.” Born in Reading, Berksh...

O! What Mysterious Grace Is This? - Thomas Nichols

O! What Mysterious Grace Is This? - Thomas Nichols
 Singing is a vital part of the worship of God. We, as believers must take care that we exercise this “fruit of our lips giving praise to his name...

Bringing in the Sheaves - Knowles Shaw

Bringing in the Sheaves - Knowles Shaw
Knowles Shaw was known throughout his life as being someone who was devoted to the Lord. He led around 1,400 people to the Lord in his lifetime. A...

Come Unto Me, Saith God's Own Son - George Gruenwald

Come Unto Me, Saith God's Own Son - George Gruenwald

 

George Gruenwald, a shoemaker, minister, and author of the hymn, “Come Unto Me, Saith God’s Own Son,” died a tragic death in 1530, after being captured for speaking the Word of God at Kufstein. He was condemned to death and burned for what he believed. He was a true martyr for the faith, following Matthew 6:19-21 with his life: