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William Thomas Dale

William Thomas Dale
Short Name: William Thomas Dale
Full Name: Dale, William Thomas, 1845-1924
Birth Year: 1845
Death Year: 1924

The Rev. William Thomas Dale, D.D., died September 21 at his home in Nashville, Tenn., being nearly 80 years old at the time of his death. He was born, Feb. 20, 1845, near Elk River, Alabama, eight miles west of Fayetteville, Tenn., and was dedicated to God in infancy in the holy ordinance of baptism.

Dr. Dale was a great and good man. The foundation of his greatness was laid in his childhood, back in his father's home, around the family altar. He often said. "I owe much to the influence of early religious training in my father's home. My father held family prayers morning and night." He learned that old, familiar prayer of childhood around his mother's knee:

"Now I lay me down to sleep;
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take."

In the spring of 1861 he professed faith in Christ, and united with the Associated Reformed Presbytery Church. This was about the time when the Civil War broke out, but in the providence of God, he escaped the dangers and hardships incident to army life, and was spared to engage in a nobler warfare under the leadership of the Prince of Peace.

At the age of about 20, he began to compare doctrinal standards, and after much serious and candid investigation, he and his wife united with the Pisgah congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Dale placed himself under the care of the Tennessee Presbytery at Athens, Ala., April 23, 1870, as a candidate for the gospel ministry, and two years later was licensed to preach at Madison, Madison County, Alabama.

In the same year, 1872, or perhaps the first of the year 1873, this eminent divine entered Cumberland University at a great sacrifice from a material point of view, having given up his secular business and sold his home to prepare himself for the work of the ministry. He was graduated from said school on June 8, 1876, and received the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. After graduation, he immediately entered upon pastoral work, and continued in active service for God and the Church until the last few years of his life. (All of his work has been done in Tennessee, with the exception of about two and a half years spent as pastor of the church in Dalton, Ga.)

He was ordained to the full work of the ministry by the Nashville Presbytery at Franklin, Tenn., on April 16, 1877, and was loyal to every enterprise of his Church, and supported them in every way possible. Much of his time was devoted in writing and publishing song books, and other books, gospel tracts, etc., and these remain to testify for his Lord, and he has gone to be with him in the haven of rest.


Texts by William Thomas Dale (106)sort descendingAsInstances
A door was once opened to sinners lostWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
A Pharisee came to the Savior by nightWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Amid the fury of the blastWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Are you marching on to gloryWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)4
Ask, for the Father is ready to hearWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)6
Behold the Lamb of God, that takes our sins awayWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Christians, up! our Lord is callingWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Cling close to the Rock, when the tempest is nearWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)11
Closer to thee, O blessed RedeemerWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Don't you hear the harps of gloryWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Faith of our fathers, dear the namesWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Far from home in this strange landWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Far from my home in this strange landWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)6
Full oft I've heard this gentle whisperWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)5
Go forth, ye heralds of the crossRev. W. T. Dale (Author)3
Go wash at that fountain of cleansingWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)5
God has our strength and refuge provedWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Gone, but not lostWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Gone from our vision To that land so brightWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Great God, lift up thy handWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Hark, I hear a voice that's callingWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Hark, I hear the noise of battleWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Hark, 'tis a song of the angels I hearWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Hark, 'tis the songRev. W. T. Dale (Author)2
Have you heard what Jesus said to meWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)9
High raise your headsWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Hosanna to the Son of David, the Hebrew childrenWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)9
How long we've been waiting and watching for theeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)6
How pleasant is the sight When children all agreeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
I am a little orphan boyWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)1
I am a little pilgrimWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)1
I am a pilgrim strangerWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)4
I am going to heaven, my homeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)4
I am just from Jesus, who has cleansed my soulW. T. Dale (Author)19
I am nearing the port, I will soon be at homeW. T. Dale (Author)15
I am on my journey homeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)13
I am sweeping through the gatesWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)13
I am the Rose of Sharon (Dale)William Thomas Dale (Author)5
I have been to Jesus who has cleansedWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)16
I have heard the sweet story of Jesus tonightWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)5
I have started for the kingdom, I am on myWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)14
I'm a pilgrim here below, TravelingRev. N. T. Dale (Author)5
I'm alone in the worldWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
In my Father's house on highRev. W. T. Dale (Author)2
In the high and holy mountainsWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Jehovah is my constant guideRev. W. T. Dale (Author)1
Jesus wept, he wept for meRev. W. T. Dale (Author)4
Just waiting the summons to welcome me homeRev. W. T. Dale (Author)12
Let all created mortals singW. T. Dale (Author)1
Lord, bless me, and make me a blessingWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Lord, bless our temperance bandWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Lord, make room for a little childWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
My soul is filled with gloryW. T. Dale (Author)1
Now the song of triumph I will singWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
O father, dear father, come homeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
O God, our fathers' God, to theeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
O Lamb of God, I come to theeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)7
O Lord in my closet nowRev. W. T. Dale (Author)2
O Lord, we love thy SabbathsWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
O my brother, have you been to Beulah land?William Thomas Dale (Author)3
O where is now my brother dearWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
On God I called with heart resignedWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
On the way from Jerusalem, Down the Jericho roadWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)5
One hundred years ago, in the old log houseWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
One sweetly solemn thoughtRev. W. T. Dale (Arranger)1
Over Jordan we shall meetRev. W. T. Dale (Author)46
Resist not the SpiritWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)33
See the Savior as he goesWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)5
Shall I be condemned foreverWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)5
Sweet haven of rest, the homeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)4
Sweet land of rest beyondWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Tarry with us, blessed JesusRev. W. T. Dale (Author)13
The Baptist by the Jordan stoodWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
The homeward path I slowly takeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)4
The Lord's my Shepherd (Dale)William Thomas Dale (Author)2
The peals of midnight bellsWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
The time has come when we must partWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
There is a fountain opened wide (Cowper)Rev. W. T. Dale (Author)1
There is a healing, cleansing tideWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
There is a land of grand delightRev. W. T. Dale (Author)1
There is joy among the angels who surround the throne aboveWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
There shall be showers of blessing, fallingWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)8
There'll be light in the valley when Jesus comesWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)4
There's a great judgement day that is comingWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)28
There's a home far away in that beautiful landWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)5
There's rest beyond the tideWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
They need no sun in the new JerusalemWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Thousands lie in sin and sorrowWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
To mark the sufferings of the babeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Up to the hills I'll lift mine eyesWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
We come today with brightest flowersWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
We have met today on the old campgroundWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)1
We have often met togetherWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
We must have the same religionWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)3
Weeping may last for a nightWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)7
We'll wait till Jesus comesWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)4
We'll work till Jesus comesWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
What a shout will riseWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
When bow'd with afflictions and woes here belowRev. W. T. Dale (Author)15
When persecutions rage aroundWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
When that awful day shall comeWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)8
When the dark night of this life shall be overRev. W. T. Dale (Author)2
Where Babel's current flowsWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)2
Who will carry me over the riverWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)6
Whosoever will, O come, come todayWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)4
Write, blessed are the dead, who die in ChristianWilliam Thomas Dale (Author)4
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