Maltbie D. Babcock

Maltbie D. Babcock
Short Name: Maltbie D. Babcock
Full Name: Babcock, Maltbie D. (Maltbie Davenport), 1858-1901
Birth Year: 1858
Death Year: 1901

Maltbie D. Babcock (b. Syracuse, NY, 1858; d. Naples, Italy, 1901) graduated from Syracuse University, New York, and Auburn Theological Seminary (now associated with Union Theological Seminary in New York) and became a Presbyterian minister. He served the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. In Baltimore he was especially popular with students from Johns Hopkins University, but he ministered to people from all walks of life. Babcock wrote hymn texts and devotional, poems, some of which were published in The School Hymnal (1899).

Bert Polman
Babcock, Maltbie Davenport, D.D., was born at Syracuse, N.Y., Aug. 3, 1858. Graduating from Syracuse University, he was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry and was pastor of churches in Lockport, N.Y., Baltimore, and N.Y. City. He died at Naples, Italy, May 18th, 1901. He was richly gifted, and his short career was memorable for the extraordinary influence of his personality and his preaching. Extracts from his sermons and poems were published in 1901 as Thoughts for Every Day Living; and his Biography by Dr. C. E. Robinson in 1904. He contributed to the Presbyterian School Hymnal, 1899, the following hymns:—
1. Gaily the bells are ringing. Faster.
2. O blessed Saviour, Lord of love. Unto Me.
3. Shining Sun, shining sun. Child's Hymn.
The tunes to these hymns were of his own composing. In The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, there is:—
4. Rest in the Lord, my soul. Trust and Peace and in the American Methodist Hymnal, 1905:—
5. Be strong: we are not here to play. Activity in God's Service.
Nos. 4 and 5 are from Thoughts for Every Day Living, 1901; but undated. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Maltbie Davenport Babcock (August 3, 1858 – May 18, 1901) was a noted American clergyman and writer of the 19th century. He authored the familiar hymn, This is My Father's World, among others.

Texts by Maltbie D. Babcock (23)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Back of the loaf the snowy flourMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)6
El mundo entero es Del Padre celestialMaltbie D. Babcock, 1858-1901 (Author)Spanish5
El mundo es de DiosMaltbie D. Babcock (1 y 2 estrs.)Spanish2
El mundo es de mi DiosMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)Spanish3
For all the blessings from thy handMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)1
Gaily the bells are ringingMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
God of the dew, In gentlest ministryMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
God's boundless loveM. D. Babcock (Author)4
Jesus lived and died for youMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)1
Little bird, little bird Singing in the treeM. D. Babcock (Author)7
Lord, let me make this ruleMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
No distant Lord have IMaltbie Babcock (Author)6
O blessed Savior, Lord of loveRev. Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)4
O mundo é teu, SenhorMaltbie Davenport Babcock (Author)Portuguese2
Rest in the Lord, my soulMaltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901) (Author)8
Shining sun, shining sunRev. Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
This is my Father's world And to my listening earsMaltbie D. Babcock, 1858-1901 (Author)English283
This is my Father's world, The birds their carols raiseMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
This is my Father's world, Upon its Wondrous birthMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
We are not here to play, to dream, to driftMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English53
We thank thee, dear Father, for care through the nightMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
When the great sun sinks to his restMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)8
這是天父世界,我們側耳要聽,(Zhè shì tiān fù shìjiè, wǒmen cè'ěr yào tīng,)Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)Chinese4

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