William Hunter

William Hunter
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Short Name: William Hunter
Full Name: Hunter, William, 1811-1877
Birth Year: 1811
Death Year: 1877

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :—
1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1845, into the Methodist Scholar's Hymn Book, London, 1870, &c.
2. Joyfully, joyfully onward I [we] move. Pressing towards Heaven. This hymn is usually dated 1843. It was given in his Minstrel of Zion, 1845, and Select Melodies, 1851, and his Songs of Devotion, 1859. It has attained to great popularity. Two forms of the hymn are current, the original, where the second stanza begins "Friends fondly cherished, have passed on before"; and the altered form, where it reads: “Teachers and Scholars have passed on before." Both texts are given in W. F. Stevenson's Hymns for Church & Home, 1873, Nos. 79, 80, c.
3. The [My] heavenly home is bright and fair. Pressing towards Heaven. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1845, into the Cottage Melodies, New York, 1859, and later collections.
4. The Great Physician now is near. Christ the Physician. From his Songs of Devotion, 1859
5. Who shall forbid our grateful[chastened]woe? This hymn, written in 1843, was published in his Minstrel of Zion, 1845, and in his Songs of Devotion, 1859. [ Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Texts by William Hunter (185)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
فارحا فارحا أمضي إلى المسكن المستنير بالحملWilliam Hunter (Author)Arabic1
يا نفس قد وافى يسوعWilliam Hunter (Author)Arabic1
A home in heaven, what a joyful thoughtWilliam Hunter (Author)34
A pilgrim and a stranger hereWilliam Hunter (Author)4
A stranger and a pilgrim hereWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Accept our thanks for all your loveW. H. (Author)1
Ah never was sorrow like mineWilliam Hunter (Author)3
Ah tell me not of gold or treasureWilliam Hunter (Author)7
Aloft, aloft, the spirit plumes her wingsW. H. (Author)1
An old soldier I standWilliam Hunter (Author)5
And may I still get thereWilliam Hunter (Author)21
As a soldier I stand with my sword in my handWilliam Hunter (Author)4
Auf des Lebens wilden Fluten treibt von Ort zu OrtWilliam Hunter (Author)German3
Awake, my faith, and bring to viewWilliam Hunter (Author)5
Away from his home and the friends of his youthWilliam Hunter (Author)English36
Az áldott orvos közelegWilliam Hunter (Author)Hungarian1
Beautiful forms in mellow lightWilliam Hunter (Author)6
Blissful hours, when first I knew himWilliam Hunter (Author)5
Broad is the road that leads to deathWilliam Hunter (Author)English1
Cease, fond nature, cease this clingingWilliam Hunter (Author)3
Christian sailors, strike the chorusWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Come, children, let your voices riseWilliam Hunter (Author)5
Come, come, come, Come for the Father waitsWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Come, ghastly death, and lay me lowWilliam Hunter (Author)3
Come, tell of your vesselWilliam Hunter (Author)5
Dark was that day in natureWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Death has no sting for those whoWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Del mundo ya me separéWilliam Hunter (Author)Spanish2
Den store läkaren är härWm. Hunter (Author)3
Den store L'ge er nu n'rWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Der große Arzt ist jetzt uns nahWm. Hunter (Author)German2
Droben in des Himmels FernenWilliam Hunter (Author)German1
Ein himmlisch Heim, welche grosse FreudWilliam Hunter (Author)German2
Father in heaven, how great the graceWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Father in heaven, the morning raysW. H. (Author)1
Firmly, brethren, firmly standWilliam Hunter (Author)20
Fly up, my soul, and view the plainsW. H. (Author)1
Freudenvoll, freudenvoll walle ich fortWilliam Hunter (Author)German1
From this terrene and mortal shoreWm. Hunter, D.D. (Author)3
Give me but some humble spotWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Go, bring me [them], said the dying fairWilliam Hunter (Author)9
God be praised in every landWm. Hunter, D. D. (Author)3
God of our fathers, whose right handWilliam Hunter (Author)6
God of the forests, fields, and floodsWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Gone, gone from earth's wearisome trialsW. H. (Author)1
Hail, happy day, when Christ, the SonWilliam Hunter (Author)4
Hail, happy morn, I gladly riseWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Hail, hidden mystery of graceW. H. (Author)1
Hail the day that brought our freedomW. H. (Author)6
Happy are our days belowWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Happy the day, divinely sweetWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Happy the spirit released from its clayWilliam Hunter (Author)6
Haste, haste, the clouds ariseWilliam Hunter (Author)3
How blest the man well-doingW. H. (Author)1
How blest the place where Jesus isWilliam Hunter (Author)7
How brightly beams the day of graceW. H. (Author)3
How happy are the favored fewWilliam Hunter (Author)6
I am dwelling on the mountain, Where the golden sunlight gleamsWilliam Hunter (Author)English19
I am fading away to the land of the blestWilliam Hunter (Author)12
I left my heavenly FatherWilliam Hunter (Author)4
I seek a place which is out of sightWilliam Hunter (Author)12
If some kind wealthy friend should waitWilliam Hunter (Author)2
I'll meet thee at the hour of prayerWilliam Hunter (Author)3
Im Himmel ist mein Heim so schoenWilliam Hunter (Author)2
I'm traveling to another sphereW. H. (Author)1
In error's ways you vainly roamWilliam Hunter (Author)4
In seasons of grief to my God I'll repairWilliam Hunter (Author)English59
In that bright world of joy aboveWilliam Hunter (Author)3
In the Christian's home in gloryWilliam Hunter (Author)English16
In this glad employWilliam Hunter (Author)5
Jerusalem, built grandly highW. H. (Author)1
Jerusalem, thy mansions fairWilliam Hunter (Author)6
Joyfully, Joyfully, onward I move, Bound to the land of bright spirits aboveWilliam Hunter (Author)227
La tierna voz del SalvadorWm. Hunter (Author)Spanish8
Let others choose the place of mirthWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Llenos de gozo que Cristo nos daRev. G. Hunter (Author)Spanish4
L'ngfelsfuld ile nu Tankerne hjemWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Look not on the wine become redWm. Hunter, D.D. (Author)5
Lord, thou hast with thee on highW. H. (Author)1
Love, love, love, Love for the fallen weakW. H. (Author)1
Many souls on life's dark oceanWilliam Hunter (Author)11
Ma'xeeno'eestomanehėWilliam Hunter (Author)Cheyenne2
Mit Himmelhjem er skjoen og kj'rWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Mourn, my harp, the soon departedWilliam Hunter (Author)3
My heavenly home is bright and fair, At the sounding of the trumpet I'll be thereWilliam Hunter (Author)2
My heavenly home is bright and fair, I have a home in gloryWilliam Hunter (Author)1
My heavenly home is bright and fair, I long to be thereWilliam Hunter (Author)11
My heavenly home is bright and fair, Nor pain nor death can enter thereWilliam Hunter (Author)English471
My heavenly home is bright and fair We'll be gathered homeWilliam Hunter (Author)34
My heavenly home is bright and fair, When the general roll is called, I’ll be thereWilliam Hunter (Author)2
My hope hath found a resting placeWilliam Hunter (Author)2
My Lord, my Life, at last to theeWilliam Hunter (Author)8
My mansion in the skyW. H. (Author)1
My name is now in heaven recordedW. H. (Author)1
My soul is happy in its choiceWilliam Hunter (Author)3
No, I cannot, cannot yetWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Now sendest thou thine autumn, LordW. H. (Author)2
O blessed Lord, be near usWilliam Hunter (Author)2
O give me the flowers that never decayWilliam Hunter (Author)3
O give me the riches that never decayWilliam Hunter (Author)3
O had I the wings of a dove, I would flyWilliam Hunter (Author)5
O happy the day he was bornWilliam Hunter (Author)5
O how can I forgetWilliam Hunter (Author)2
O how shall I praise my adorable SaviorWilliam Hunter (Author)2
O Jesus, immaculate LambWilliam Hunter (Author)4
O no, I never can forgetWilliam Hunter (Author)2
O praise the Lord, he dwells on highWilliam Hunter (Author)2
O who would remain in this prison of clayWilliam Hunter (Author)5
O yes, I'll join the union bandWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Of all the bright ensignsWm. Hunter, D.D. (Author)2
O how can I forget the hourW. H. (Author)6
O meet me at the throne of graceW. H. (Author)4
O, praise the Lord, his name extol, The God of skill and mightW. H. (Author)1
O sing to me of heaven When I am called to dieRev. Wm. Hunter (Author)1
Our Father, God, and KingWilliam Hunter (Author)4
Our gracious Savior and our LordWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Our heavenly Father, Let thy nameW. H. (Author)2
Our kindred dear to heaven have [are] goneWilliam Hunter (Author)10
Pilgrim and stranger, where dost thou strayWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Pray brethren pray, the prayer of faithWilliam Hunter (Author)4
Proclaim ye rasomed ones proclaimW. H. (Author)1
Religion is a glorious treasureW. H. (Alterer)1
Review the palsied sinner's caseWilliam Hunter (Author)8
Rise, sinner, rise, The Master calleth for theeWilliam Hunter (Author)3
Safe, safe within the arkWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Saints exult adieu to tearsWilliam Hunter (Author)7
Saints of God what glories meet yeWilliam Hunter (Author)3
Sinners, the city where you dwellW. H. (Author)7
Soon shall we see the glorious morningWilliam Hunter (Author)12
Soon we shall see, shall see the glorious morningWilliam Hunter (Author)7
Tearfully lay her down to restRev. W. Hunter, D.D. (Author)3
The child, the child, the king old prophet saidWilliam Hunter (Author)3
The grave is void, the grave is voidW. H. (Author)1
The great Physician now is hereWilliam H. Hunter (Author)English918
The heavenly home is bright and fairWilliam Hunter (Author)10
The hosts of God, the unseen hostsW. H. (Author)1
The light of truth is breakingWilliam Hunter (Author)23
The music of his steps was soughtWilliam Hunter (Author)3
The shades of night are goneWilliam Hunter (Author)3
The Shepherd of soulsRev. Wm. Hunter (Author)3
The stars the stars those lamps of lightW. H. (Author)1
The vernal flowers their beauties spreadWilliam Hunter (Author)7
There are moments when music's soft numbers enchantWilliam Hunter (Author)2
There comes a day, a fearful dayW. H. (Author)9
There is a God, awestruck, I feelW. H. (Author)2
There is a land, surpassing fairWilliam Hunter (Author)2
There is no name so sweet on earthRev. William Hunter (Author (refrain))English1
There is a place where my hopes are stayedWilliam Hunter (Author)64
There is a place where the angels dwellRev. W. Hunter (Author)5
There is a river deep and darkWilliam Hunter, D.D. (Author)1
There is a spot to me more dear Than native vale or mountainWilliam Hunter (Author)English75
This earth has [hath] many a pleasant sweetWilliam Hunter (Author)6
This may be thy latest callWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Though flowers of hope so early fadeWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Though poor my condiction, and low my degreeWilliam Hunter (Author)3
Though to a distant regionWilliam Hunter (Author)5
To Jordan's banks our hosts are comeWilliam Hunter (Author)4
To the promised home in gloryWilliam Hunter (Author)21
'Twas in the days of vernal primeWilliam Hunter (Author)3
Up, the voice from heaven is soundingWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Vor sjælelæge nu er nærWm. Hunter (Author)2
Wake, Christian soldiers, wakeWilliam Hunter (Author)3
We are joyously voyagingWilliam Hunter (Author)31
We are one in sinful natureW. H. (Author)1
We're bound for the land of pure delightWilliam Hunter (Author)2
We're bound for the land of the pure and the holyWilliam Hunter (Author)76
We're marching to the promised land, A land all fair and brightWilliam Hunter (Author)English38
What a wonder of mercy is thisWilliam Hunter (Author)2
When day first dawned upon my soulWilliam Hunter (Author)2
When I set out for heavenWilliam Hunter (Author)7
When Jacob, the pilgrim, was wearied by dayW. H. (Adapter)1
When, O Creator, when thy mightW. H. (Author)1
When the holy fire descendedWilliam Hunter (Author)1
Where Babel's drooping willows stoodWilliam Hunter (Author)5
While in this hostile regionWilliam Hunter (Author)3
While wandering to and froWilliam Hunter (Author)19
Who shall forbid our grateful [chastened] woeWilliam Hunter (Author)9
Who would mourn, and pine, and languishWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Why wanderest thou so far from homeWilliam Hunter (Author)6
Why, weepest thou and sighestWilliam Hunter (Author)2
With faces turned for Zion's hillWilliam Hunter (Author)2
Woe, woe to the sinner who lives in his sinWilliam Hunter (Author)10
Ye erring souls that wildly roamWilliam Hunter (Author)8
You may sing of the beauties of the mountains and daleWilliam Hunter (Author)English41
至大醫生現今可近 (Zhì dà yīshēng xiànjīn kě jìn)William Hunter (Author)Chinese2

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