S. Y. Harmer

Short Name: S. Y. Harmer
Full Name: Harmer, S. Y. (Samuel Young) 1809-1884
Birth Year: 1809
Death Year: 1884

Harmer, Samuel Young, son of Samuel Harmer, a member of the Society of Friends, was born at Germantown, Pennsylvania, Dec. 9, 1809. In 1827 he joined the American Methodist Episcopalian Church, and was engaged for several years as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent. In 1842 he became a local preacher of that body, and, in 1847, was admitted into the ministry. He has held appointments in Philadelphia and Iowa. His well-known hymn "In the Christian's home in glory" (Heaven) was written in 1856 for a camp-meeting collection which the Rev. John Gladding was then compiling. It has been slightly altered, and set to music by the Rev. W. McDonald of Boston, Massachusetts. (For these details we are indebted to Dr. Hatfield's Poets of the Church N. Y., 1884.)

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, 1907

Texts by S. Y. Harmer (11)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
في المواطن البهية عبر وادي الدموعSamuel Y. Harmer (Author)Arabic1
Ever precious, ever dear, make thy graceSamuel Young Harmer (Author)1
I de Kristnes hjem berovenSamuel Young Harmer (Author)2
In des Christen heimatlandenSamuel Young Harmer (Author)German8
In the Christian's home in glorySamuel Young Harmer (Author)English322
In the days of his fleshRev. S. Y. Harmer (Author)4
O come to the fountain of cleansing with meS. Y. Barmer (Author)English4
There is a calm and peaceful riverSamuel Young Harmer (Author)2
There is rest for the wearySamuel Young Harmer (Author)4
Waters from the smitten rockRev. S. Y. Harmer (Author)9
Welcome, day of sweetSamuel Young Harmer (Author)1
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