William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick
Short Name: William J. Kirkpatrick
Full Name: Kirkpatrick, William J. (William James), 1838-1921
Birth Year: 1838
Death Year: 1921

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia.

Bert Polman

Wikipedia Biography

William James Kirkpatrick (February 27, 1838 – September 20, 1921) was born in the Parish of Errigal, Keerogue, County Tyrone, Ireland to a schoolteacher and musician, Thomas Kirkpatrick and his wife, Elizabeth Storey. The family immigrated to Philadelphia on August 5, 1840, living first in Duncannon, Pennsylvania. William did not accompany his parents on the initial immigration as he was too young and they wished to be settled before bringing him to America. They did, however, give birth to a daughter on the ship in transit. William was exposed to and given formal training in music at a very young age. In 1854, he moved to Philadelphia to study music and carpentry. It was here that he studied vocal music under Professor T. Bishop. Kirkpatrick was a versatile musician playing the cello, fi

Texts by William J. Kirkpatrick (52)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
ضيعت يا ربي الهناWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)Arabic1
إسمع لداع يهيب بكاWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)Arabic1
請聽!耶穌腳步聲 (Qǐng tīng! Yēsū jiǎobù shēng)William J. Kirkpatrick (Author)Chinese2
我正流蕩遠離天父 (Wǒ zhèng liúdàng yuǎnlí tiān fù)William J. Kirkpatrick (Author)Chinese2
Away in a manger, no crib for a bedWilliam James Kirkpatrick (Author)English3
Beautiful day, lovely thy lightW. J. K. (Author)15
Come, come to the Savior (Kirkpatrick)William J. Kirkpatrick (Author)2
Coming home, coming homeWm. J. Kirkpatrick (Author)English1
Eternamente nos puede salvarWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)Spanish2
Fr'lsad fullkomligt, min Herres jag arWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)3
Gar weit verirrt war ich von GottWm. J. Kirkpatrick (Author)German1
Go preach to every creatureWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)2
Hallelujah, praise Jehovah, From the heavens praise His nameW. J. K. (Arranger)English3
Hear the footsteps of JesusW. J. K. (Author)47
Help me, help me, precious SaviorWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)1
I am looking, Lord, to theeWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)5
I bring to Thee, my Savior, My weak and wandering heartWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)4
I have found a precious Friend, on whose wordW. J. K. (Author)13
I have labored for thee, O sinWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)6
I hope to meet you all in gloryW. J. Kirkpartick (Author)English1
I'll sing of Jesus' wondrous love, and whatW. J. K. (Author)4
I've wandered far away from GodW. J. K. (Author)English213
Jesus, my Savior, is all things to me, O whatWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)29
Jesus, Savior, great exampleW. J. K. (Author)26
Just as Thou wilt, Lord, thisWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)2
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so (Kirkpatrick)W. J. K. (Author)2
Like a lost sheep on the mountain astrayW. J. Kilpatrick (Author)3
My Father's voice was callingWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)2
Nuestra vida acabaráWilliam J. Kirkpatrick, s. 19 (Author)Spanish3
O for a soul, aglow with loveW. J. K. (Author)15
O, hør Frelserens fodtrinWm. J. Kirkpatrick (Author)Norwegian2
I left it all with Jesus, long agoW. J. K. (Adapter)English2
O Jesus, Thou Shepherd divine!Wm. J. Kirkpatrick (Author (attributed to))English1
O'er squander'd wealth and wasted yearsWm. J. Kirkpatrick (Author)1
Praise the Lord, sing hallelujah, From the heavens praise God's nameWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Adapter)English, Spanish2
Que mi vida entera estéW.J.K. (coro)Spanish4
Redeemed, how I love to proclaim itWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)English1
Saved to the uttermost: I am the Lord'sW. J. K. (Author)English122
Savior, who in love divineKirkpatrick (Author)5
Sweetly I'm resting in JesusW. J. K. (Author)3
Take my life and let it beWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)English11
The comforter is here todayW. J. K. (Author)3
There stands upon the landing placeWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)1
There's a firm sheltering rock, and a strong fortress towerW. J. Kirkpatrick (Author)11
There's a land, beautiful land, just beyondW. J. K. (Author)2
To the cross of Christ, my SaviorW. J. K. (Author)22
Vom Heiland irrte ich so weitWm. J. Kirkpatrick (Author)German2
Weary pilgrim on life's pathwayW. J. K. (Author)23
Weary with walking aloneWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)English1
What are the words that we must sayWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)6
Who, who is he, who, who is he that overcomethWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (Author)14
耶穌,我救主,祂是我一切 (Yēsū, wǒ jiù zhǔ, tā shì wǒ yīqiè)William J. Kirkpatrick (Author)Chinese2

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