W. McDonald

Short Name: W. McDonald
Full Name: McDonald, W. (William), 1820-1901
Birth Year: 1820
Death Year: 1901

McDonald, Rev. William. (Belmont, Maine, March 1, 1820--September 11, 1901, Monrovia, California). Becoming a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839 he was admitted to the Maine Conference in 1843, being transferred to that of Wisconsin in 1855 and of New England in 1859. For a number of years he was editor of the Advocate of Christian Holiness. In addition to being a writer of biographies and religious books, he compiled, or assisted in compiling, a number of song books of the gospel song type, among them being the Western Minstrel (1840), Wesleyan Minstrel (1853), Beulah Songs (1870), Tribute of Praise (1874). This last book was that which had been compiled by McDonald and L.F. Snow, and re-edited by Eben Tourjée, appeared in 1882 as the official hymnal of the Methodist Protestant Church. From 1870 he spent many years in evangelistic work before his retirement to Monrovia.

Sources: Metcalf, Frank J., American Writers and Compilers of Sacred Music; Tillett, Wilbur F., Our Hymns and Their Authors; Nutter and Tillett, Hymns and Hymn Writers of the Church; McCutchan, Robert G., Our Hymnody; Benson, L.F., The English Hymn.

--Robert G. McCutchan, DNAH Archives


Texts by W. McDonald (18)sort descendingAsInstances
我今來就主十架,既軟弱而又貧、瞎 (Wǒ jīn lái jiù zhǔ shí jià, jì ruǎnruò ér yòu pín, xiā)William McDonald (Author)2
Ah many years my burdened heartRev. W. McDonald (Author)7
Gracious Spirit, Love divine! Let thy light within me shineWIlliam McDonald (Author)1
Herr, ich nahe mich zu dirWIlliam McDonald (Author)6
I am coming to Jesus for rest, Rest such as the purified knowWilliam McDonald (Author)56
I am coming to the cross; I am poor, and weak, and blindWilliam McDonald, 1820-1901 (Author)639
I am trusting in the crossWIlliam McDonald (Author)2
I saw a wayworn travelerWIlliam McDonald (Author)3
Jesus, Lord, I come to theeRev. Wm. MaDonald (Author)7
Jesus, O thou Prince of gloryRev. W. McDonald (Author)3
Jesus, thine all victorious loveWIlliam McDonald (Author)1
Rest for my soul I've found at lastRev. W. McDonald (Author)2
Sieh', ich komme, Herr, zum KreuzWIlliam McDonald (Author)3
Sinner, go, will you go, To the high lands of heaven?W. McDonald (Author)5
Some happy day I'll soar awayWIlliam McDonald (Author)2
The cross, the cross, the bloodstained crossWIlliam McDonald (Author)62
There is a day that's drawing nighWIlliam McDonald (Author)2
Through a dark world of woeWilliam McDonald (Author)1

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