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Archibald Kenyon

Short Name: Archibald Kenyon
Full Name: Kenyon, Archibald, 1813-1890
Birth Year: 1813
Death Year: 1890

Kenyon, Archibald, was born at Athol, Warren County, New York, July 31, 1813, and entered the Baptist ministry in 1838. He has written a large number of hymns, several of which are found in the Royal Diadem, Pure Gold, Our Glad Hosanna, Glad Refrain, and other American Sunday Schools and Mission hymn-books. "Jesus, hear me when I pray" (Divine Help desired) in Our Glad Hosanna, 1882, is a good example of his work.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Kenyon, Archibald. (Athol, New York, July 31, 1813--?). Baptist. Primarily self-educated but attended Woodworth Academy and the Academy at East Bennington (New York). Ordained in 1836, his pastorates included: Adamsville, Lakeville, Vernon, and Clinton, N.Y.; Cleveland, Ohio; Providence, Rhode Island; Chicago, Peoria, East Lynn, Illinois; Iowa City, Iowa; Union and Thompsonville, Wisconsin. Associated with the Free Mission Movement; he edited the Free Mission Visitor.

Author of a number of hymns, some of which were set to music by Robert Lowry. One of these which appeared in Our Glad Hosanna (1882) begins:

Jesus, hear me when I pray,
Keep and help me all the day;
Save from fear and care and sin,
Make me pure and strong within.

--Paul R. Powell, DNAH Archives

Texts by Archibald Kenyon (16)sort descendingAsInstances
A song, a song of joyRev. Archibald Kenyon (Author)3
All hail the friends of truthArchibald Kenyon (Author)3
Bright glory beams are shining clearRev. A. Kenyon (Author)3
Children hasten we awayArchibald Kenyon (Author)2
Come, let us be marchingArchibald Kenyon (Author)2
Glad and joyous let us beArchibald Kenyon (Author)2
Go, work while you mayArchibald Kenyon (Author)3
I'm poor, and blind, and wretchedArchibald Kenyon (Author)8
Jesus, hear me when I pray, Keep and help meArchibald Kenyon (Author)4
Jesus, keep me near thee everRev. A. Kenyon (Author)3
My trust is in Jesus aloneRev. A. Kenyon (Author)4
O, far, far away, in the quiet low valleyArchibald Kenyon (Author)2
O list to the notes of the song as it floatsArchibald Kenyon (Author)3
O the peace that in Jesus I findRev. A. Kenyon (Author)6
O upward I'm bound, where JesusArchibald Kenyon (Author)2
Sweetly and lowly, the trustful and holyArchibald Kenyon (Author)2
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