James E. Hawes

Short Name: James E. Hawes
Full Name: Hawes, James E., 1862-1933
Birth Year: 1862
Death Year: 1933

James Edward Hawes was born in Vermillion County, IL, near Danville, on Aug. 18, 1862. While growing up, he was nicknamed “the preacher” because of his exceptional moral life. Evidently he became a well-known song leader among churches of Christ and Christian Churches in the latter part of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century, as well as a preacher. Hawes formed an evangelistic team about 1885, after the example of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey, with Jacob V. Updike (1850-1907). They met with great success before disbanding to become located ministers. According to The Christian Evangelist of Dec. 16, 1901, Hawes was located as minister with the Church of Christ in Greenwich, OH. Also, Hawes edited a hymnbook entitled The Gospel Invitation: Book of Songs and Hymns which was published in 1892 by Fillmore Brothers of Cincinnati, OH. He composed a 1900 tune for the hymn “Have You Not a Word for Jesus?” written in 1871 by Frances R. Havergal. While travelling to Columbus, OH, he died after being hit by a train near Upper Sandusky, in Wyandot County, OH, on Aug. 23, 1933, at the age of 71, and was buried at Ada in Hardin County, OH, where he had served as minister with the Church of Christ for over twenty years.


Texts by James E. Hawes (15)sort iconAsInstances
A holy guest from heaven's gateJames E. Hawes (Author)3
Alone in darkness and in sinJames E. Hawes (Author)2
Brother of mine, in the battle of lifeJames E. Hawes (Author)2
Come over and help us, O list to the cryJames E. Hawes (Author)2
Come sing the sweet story of JesusJ. E. Hawed (Author)2
Hark, the Master's voice now callethJames E. Hawes (Author)2
How sweet are the memories of childhoodJames E. Hawes (Author)2
In the palace of my king, by and byJames E. Hawes (Author)4
Jesus, Lover of my soul, While the billows near me rollJames E. Hawes (Author)2
Judea's plains were dark and stillJames E. Hawes (Author)2
News of salvation from sin we should bringJames E. Hawes (Author)2
Our Father in heaven, we thank theeJames E. Hawes (Author)2
The angels of glory a mission have hadJames E. Hawes (Author)2
The Savior of men from heaven cameJames E. Hawes (Author)2
When Israel dwelt in Egypt landJames E. Hawes (Author)2