Aimee Semple McPherson

Short Name: Aimee Semple McPherson
Full Name: McPherson, Aimee Semple, 1890-1944
Birth Year: 1890
Death Year: 1944

McPherson, Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy Semple. (Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, October 9, 1890--September 26, 1944, Oakland, California). Foursquare. With no formal education beyond high school this remarkable and controversial woman founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel denomination. Pentacostalist missionary to China, 1917; itinerant Pentacostalist preacher in U.S. 1918-1923; pastor of Angelus Temple (Foursquare), Los Angeles, Calif. 1923-1944. Author of books on the Foursquare Church and composer of five oratorios. Evangelistic zeal is evident in her many published hymns. Full length biographical studies:

Thomas, Lately. (1970). Storming heaven : the lives and turmoils of Minnie Kennedy and Aimee Semple McPherson. New York: William Morrow & Co.

McPherson, Aimee Semple. (1973). The Story of My Life. Waco, Tex.: Word Books.

--Terry W. York, DNAH Archives

Letter to the editor from daughter Roberta Semple Salter describes the drive from New York to Los Angeles in 1918. (Smithsonian, November 1980). DNAH Archives

Texts by Aimee Semple McPherson (69)sort descendingAsInstances
All o'er the earth men are sighingAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Arise, ye sons of men, ariseAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Cast ye your crowns at the blest Savior's feetAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Christ led the way to CalvaryA. S. M. (Author)3
Christ the light of the agesAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Close to its sunset hourAimee Semple McPherson (Author)5
Come, now, ye weary and halt and blindAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Crowns are made in cruciblesAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Death shall be swallow'd in victoryAimee Semple McPherson (Author)2
Forth to the battle, we marchAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Forward march, O foursquare hostAimee Semple McPherson (Author)5
Foursquare we stand for the living wordAimee Semple McPherson (Author)5
From the crossroads of life there leadsAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Have you found a friend in Christ the KingAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Hold the foursquare fortress firm 'tis the testing dayAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Holy and righteous Father humbly we come to theeAimee Semple McPherson (Author)4
I claim the promiseAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
I have found a charmed circleAimee Semple McPherson (Author)4
I plead thy blood, O ChristAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
I'm sailing o'er the sea of lifeAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
In a quiet dusky cornerAimee Semple McPherson (Author)4
It was on the day of PentecostAimee Semple McPherson (Author)5
It's raining, it's rainingAimee Semple McPherson (Author)2
I've found the key to ParadiseAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Life's first years pass awayAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Lord Jesus, thy name is sweet in my earsAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Lost was my soul on sin's mountainAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Merciful and gracious, Long suff'ringA. S. M. (Author)2
Not all the efforts of our handsAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
O, cross of Christ, and can it beAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
O is there no balm in Gilead (McPherson)Aimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
O man, thou'st time for pleasureAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
O mighty God upon us pourAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
O precious Babe of BethlehemAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
O that it might be no moreAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
On Carmel's mount Elijah kneeledAimee Semple McPherson (Author)2
On, on, up the foursquare wayAimee Semple McPherson (Author)4
On the mountain of GodAimee Semple McPherson (Author)2
Once came the little childrenAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Once I knew a little boyAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Pass the joyful news alongAimee Semple McPherson (Author)2
Pitchers, Pitchers, Here bring your empty pitchersA. S. M. (Author)2
See yonder sun how fast he runA. S. M. (Author)2
Sing winds a lullabyAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
So far as the east is from the westAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Some folks believe that when men once trustAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
Speak thou, O Lord, thy servant will obeyAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
The blood of my Savior, by faith I now seeAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
The fetters of Satan are breakingAimee Semple McPherson (Author)1
The Lord planted a garden deep within my heartAimee Semple McPherson (Author)4
The world is filled with sorrow. Its heart is filled with painAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
There came to this earth, in the dear, long agoAimee Semple McPherson (Author)3
There's a bright flag waving in the skyA. S. M. (Author)4
Thirstest thou, O Son of GodA. S. M. (Author)4
Though stars from their heavenly orbits may strayA. S. M. (Author)4
'Tis falling on the housetopsA. S. M. (Author)4
To thy tents, to thy tents, O Isr'lA. S. M. (Author)3
We will go with our young and with our oldA. S. M. (Author)2
When God looked on the ancient worldAimee Semple McPherson (Author)2
When I go home to heavenA. S. M. (Author)3
When I read the story in Acts 2 and 4Aimee Semple McPherson (Author)2
When Naaman the leper came of oldA. S. M. (Author)3
When on the green banks of old Jordan's streamA. S. M. (Author)3
When our God thunders the hills and mountainsA. S. M. (Author)3
When the weary and the lameA. S. M. (Author)3
While walking in the lowlandsA. S. M. (Author)4
Who's that lying in the manger lowA. S. M. (Author)3
Why are they whipping my JesusA. S. M. (Author)4
With the scarlet thread of redemptionA. S. M. (Author)2

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