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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...

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...