|Short Name:||Joseph S. Cook|
|Full Name:||Cook, Joseph S. (Joseph Simpson), 1859-1933|
Birth: December 4, 1859, Durham County, England
Death: May 27, 1933, Toronto, Canada
Joseph Simpson Cook, born in England in 1859, wrote the lyrics of "Gentle Mary Laid Her Child." He was educated at Wesleyan College and McGill University in Montreal Canada. Though he began his career as a Methodist minister, he later transferred to the United Church of Canada.
Cook, Joseph Simpson. (Durham County, England, December 4, 1859--May 27, 1933, Toronto, Canada). Methodist. Wesleyan Theological College (Montreal) certificate, 1885; B.D., 1893; Illinois Wesleyan University, M.A., 1892; S.T.D., 1903. Pastorates in Ontario at Bayfield (1881-1882); Bluevale (1885-1887); Hensall (1888-1890); Ripley (1891-1893); Granton (1894-1896); Walkerville (1896-1898); Wallaceburg (1899-1902); Clinton (1903-1904); Ridgetown (1905-1908); Toronto (1909-1913, 1919-1925); Meaford (1914-1916); and Gravenhurst (1917-1918). He contributed articles and verse to many church-connected magazines. His best-known hymn, "Gentle Mary laid her child Lowly in a manger" won a 1919 contest of the Methodist weekly Christian Guardian.
|Texts by Joseph S. Cook (5)||As||Instances|
|Bright is the glory, glad is the heart||Joseph Simpson Cook (Author)||2|
|Choose I must, and soon must choose||Joseph Cook (Author)||4|
|Gentle Mary laid her child||Joseph Simpson Cook (Author)||42|
|Smile for the Savior||Joseph Simpson Cook (Author)||2|
|Tierna María a su bebé||James Simpson Cook, 1859-1933 (Author)||2|