William R. Featherston

Short Name: William R. Featherston
Full Name: Featherston, William R, 1846-1873
Birth Year: 1846
Death Year: 1873

William Ralph Featherston(e) Canada 1846-1873. Born at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church there. He became a Christian at age 16 while in Toronto, and is thought to have written his famous hymn about the same time. He sent the poem to his aunt, Ms. E. Featherston Wilson, in Los Angeles, CA, and she gave it to a publisher. Adoniram. J Gordon, an evangelist, founder of Gordon College & Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, found the hymn in a 1870 London hymnal and was impressed with the words, but did not like the tune, so he composed the melody that has been used with the hymn ever since. Featherstone is thought to have married Julie R MacAlister in 1869 and that they had a son, John, in 1870. Featherstone died in Montreal at age 26.

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Texts by William R. Featherston (8)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
أفادي أنت لنفسي النصيبWilliam R. Featherstone (Author)Arabic1
我耶穌,我愛你,知道你屬我 (Wǒ yēsū, wǒ ài nǐ, zhīdào nǐ shǔ wǒ)William R. Featherstone (Author)Chinese2
Jesus, sempre te amoWilliam R. Featherstone (Author)Portuguese2
Mein Jesus, dich lieb' ich, ich weiss du bist meinWilliam R. Featherstone (Alterer)German1
Mein Jesus, ich lieb' dich, ich weiss du bist meinWilliam R. Featherston (Author)German1
My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mineWilliam Ralf Featherstone (Author)English602
¡Oh Cristo! tu ayuda quisiera tenerWilliam R. Featherston (Author)Spanish2
Oh, Cristo, yo te amo, que mío eres, séWilliam R. Featherstone (Author)Spanish4

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