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F. D. Barnes

Short Name: F. D. Barnes
Full Name: Barnes, F. D. (Franklin D.)1837-1916
Birth Year: 1837
Death Year: 1916

Barnes, Franklin D. (Barre, Vermont, 1837--June 5, 1916, Worcester, Massachusetts). When 12, his family moved to Colbrook, Mass. There, in addition to a public school education, he became proficient on the violin. In 1858, he settled in Worcester, Mass. After visiting several different churches, he was baptized in a stream at Lincoln Square in January, 1859, through the ice, after which he walked a half mile with the minister before they could change out of their wet clothing.

For more than forty years, he served the Advent Christian Church in Worcester as deacon and song-leader. He was superintendent of their Sunday School from 1875 to 1900. In addition to his musical talent, he was also a successful artist. He composed 70 or more hymns.

--Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives.

Also available in the DNAH Archives: Blanchard, I.M. (1912, May 29). Honoring a Veteran. The World's Crisis.


Texts by F. D. Barnes (16)sort descendingAsInstances
All hail, our glorious coming KingF. D. B. (Author)2
Come back to Jesus, O thou who once loved himF. D. B. (Author)2
Come unto me, O sinner, heavy ladenFranklin D. Barnes (Author)3
Forward be our watchword, Onward in his nameF. D. Barnes (Author)3
Jesus is the only Savior, Saving man from Adam's fallFranklin D. Barnes (Author)2
My country! 'Tis of thee, Land of the pure and freeF. D. Barnes (Author)2
On the Rock of ages foundedF. D. B. (Author)4
Straight is the gate and narrow the way That leads unto life eternalFranklin D. Barnes (Author)3
Suffer the children to come unto me, I hear the Redeemer sayF. D. Barnes (Author)2
The Bible our guideF. D. B. (Author)6
The Master is calling, O come, let us goF. D. B. (Author)2
The morning breaks, the saints come forthFranklin D. Barnes (Author)2
There's a land of pure delight, will you goFranklin D. Barnes (Author)3
Welcome the Sabbath dayF. D. Barnes (Author)2
Wonderful Savior, in him I am trustingF. D. B. (Author)4
Wonderful words of life from the SaviorFranklin D. Barnes (Author)3
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