Jeremiah Eames Rankin

Jeremiah Eames Rankin
Short Name: Jeremiah Eames Rankin
Full Name: Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, 1828-1904
Birth Year: 1828
Death Year: 1904

Pseudonym: R. E. Jeremy.

Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, D.D., was born at Thornton, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1828, and educated at Middleburg College, Vermont, and at Andover. For two years he resided at Potsdam, U.S. Subsequently he held pastoral charges as a Congregational Minister at New York, St. Albans, Charlestown, Washington ( District of Columbia), &c. In 1878 he edited the Gospel Temperance Hymnal, and later the Gospel Bells. His hymns appeared in these collections, and in D. E. Jones's Songs of the New Life, 1869. His best known hymn is "Labouring and heavy laden" (Seeking Christ). This was "written [in 1855] for a sister who was an inquirer," was first printed in the Boston Recorder, and then included in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book, 1857. Another of his hymns is "Rest, rest, rest, brother rest." He died in 1904. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Rankin, J. 33., p. 951, ii. Dr. Rankin, b. in N. H. (not New Haven), and received his D.D. 1869, LL.D. 1889 from his Alma Mater. He was President for several years of Howard University, Washington, D.C. His publications included several volumes of Sermons, German-English Lyrics, Sacred and Secular, 1897; 2nd ed. 1898, &c. In addition to his hymns noted on p. 951, ii., he has written and published mainly in sheet form many others, the most important and best-known being:—
1. God be with you till we meet again. [Benediction.] Dr. Rankin's account of this hymn, supplied to us, in common with Mr. Brownlie, for his Hymns and H. Writers of The Church Hymnary, 1899, is: "It was written as a Christian good-bye, and first sung in the First Congregational Church, of which I was minister for fifteen years. We had Gospel meetings on Sunday nights, and our music was intentionally of the popular kind. I wrote the first stanza, and sent it to two gentlemen for music. The music which seemed to me to best suit the words was written by T. G. Tomer, teacher of public schools in New Jersey, at one time on the staff of General 0. 0. Howard. After receiving the music (which was revised by Dr. J. W. Bischoff, the organist of my church), I wrote the other stanzas." The hymn became at once popular, and has been translated into several languages. In America it is in numerous collections; and in Great Britain, in The Church Hymnary, 1898, Horder's Worship Song, 1905, The Methodist Hymn Book, 1904, and others. It was left undated by Dr. Rankin, but I.D. Sankey gives it as 1882.
2. Beautiful the little hands. [Little ones for Jesus.] Given without date in Gloria Deo, New York, 1900.
Dr. Rankin's translations include versions of German, French, Latin, and Welsh hymns. His contributions to the periodical press have been numerous.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Jeremiah Eames Rankin (January 2, 1828 - November 28, 1904) was an abolitionist, champion of the temperance movement, minister of Washington D.C.'s First Congregational Church, and correspondent with Frederick Douglass. In 1890 he was appointed sixth president of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Howard University's Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel was built during Jeremiah Rankin's tenure as president (1890-1903) and named after his brother. Rankin is best known as author of the hymns "God Be with You 'Til we Meet Again" and "Tell It to Jesus." In 1903 Rankin published a fictional journal of Esther Burr (Jonathan Edwards's daughter and mother of the third vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr).

Texts by Jeremiah Eames Rankin (225)sort descendingAsInstances
A few more days, and then nightJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
Abide with me, within the westRev. J. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)2
All hail to the heroes who're wearing the blueJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
All round the earth, what weary hearts are achingJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)6
America, so proud and freeJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)7
Are there those around my doorJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Are you weary, are you heavy hearted?Jeremiah E. Rankin, 1828-1904 (Author)260
Are you working for the MasterJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)1
As fade the stars at morn awayJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)6
As I am, O Jesus, take me, wearyJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
Ask others to come to JesusJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
At the golden gate of prayer I waitJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)12
Be with thee, Jesus, where thou artJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Beautiful the little handsJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Behold, how sweet, with beauteous feetJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)4
Behold one standing at the doorJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Beneath thy shadow hidingJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
Bist du traurig, Ist dein Herxz voll leidenJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
Bist du traurig, ist dein Herz betruebetJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)1
Blow, bugler, blow up one note moreJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Can you point a lost soul to the SaviorJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
Careful be for nothingJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Child of my love, lean hardJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Christian sister o'er the seaJ. E. Rankin (Author)3
Come in, come in, thou waiting OneJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Come join in the praises of JesusRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)4
Come, O come to the mercy seat, Thou who art so unblestJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
Come Thou, O traveler blestJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
Come to me, come to me, come to meJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
Dear Father, take my handJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Deus vos guarde pelo seu poderJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Dios os guarde en su divino amorJ. E. Rankin (Author)2
Dios os guarde en su santo amorJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Dios os guarde siempre en santo amorJeremiah Eames Rankin, 1828-1904 (Author)3
Dios te guarde hasta volverte a verJeremiah Eames Rankin, 1828-1904 (Author)2
Drifting away from Jesus the [thy] LordRev. J. E. Rankin (Author)7
Enga anie ka homba anao Jeso!J. C. Rankin (Author)2
Er du træt og syg og tung om hjerte?J. E. Rankin (Author)2
Faint not, fear not, God is near theeJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
Far, far, in heathen lands, DarkJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Far up the heights of gloryJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Father, Father, take my handJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
Feet upon the Rock of AgesJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
Fierce the tempest is beatingJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)4
Fling it out, the royal bannerRev. J. E. Rankin (Author)6
For God and home and native land our mottoJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
Friend thou of the friendlessJ. E. R. (Author)2
Friends of the tempted, Christ is callingJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
Friends we have beyond the riverJ. E. R. (Author)8
From these Pisgah heights returningRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D., LL.D. (Author)3
Go tell it to Jesus, my brotherJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
God be the nation's guideJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
God be with you till we meet again;Jeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)954
God bless the little badge of blueJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
God bless the men, the pledge who've signedJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
God in love is over allJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
Gospel songs on Sabbath evenJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Gott mit euch, bis wir uns wiedersehenJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)19
Gott sei mit euch bis auf's WiedersehnJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Gott sei mit euch bis zum WiedersehnJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Gud, vær med os, til vi mødes næstJ. E. Rankin (Author)2
Gud, var med oss, tills vi möts igenJ. E. Rankin (Author)2
Hallelujah, Christ is mine; He who diedJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Hark, the Macedonian cryJ. E. Rankin (Author)3
Hark to the notes which come from gloryJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Have you builded on the sure foundationJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Have you told it all to JesusJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
He knows his own JehovahJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
He may come for meJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
He that keepeth Isr'lRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D., LL.D. (Author)2
Hear his voice, the voiceJ. S. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
Hear the gospel proclamation, sounding outRev. J. E. Rankin (Author)2
Hear ye not the children callingJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
Heaven is to me no foreign strandJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)6
Herren med dig, tills vi moetas faJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Home, home, it's O to be homeJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
I am not ashamed of JesusJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)3
I am sitting at thy boardJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)5
I cannot do without thee, Jesus my blessed LordJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
I cannot here content meJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
I do not ask for the pride of earthJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)21
I have found a place for my weary headJ. E. Rankin (Author)3
I know not the glory, on me that shall breakJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
I love the sweet water that runs in the rillsJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)7
I need the prayers of those I love, I need the sweet, sweet feelingJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)14
I sat alone with life's memoriesJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)25
I stood by the gate called BeautifulJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
I want thy heart, I waiting standJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)4
I will not let thee go, Thou guest divineJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
If thou art a friend of JesusR... (Author)4
In life's twilight hours, I often hearRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
In me, O Lord abideJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
In the glory of the FatherJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
In the mansions of our fatherRev. J. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)2
In this world of sin and ruinJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)9
In yon heaven all is fairRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
Isten velunk viszontlatasraJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
I've seen the good ShepherdJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)6
Jesus, Captain, station meJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
Jesus, Friend of all the sweetestJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
Jesus, gentle Savior, Bless thy lamb todayJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Jesus is our truest FriendJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Jesus, Jesus, Lamb of GodJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
Jesus lives, lives againJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)3
Jesus, teach me to love theeJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Just as Thou art, by man deniedJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
Ke Akua pu a hui hou kakouJeremiah E. Rankin, 1828-1904 (Author)3
Keep your colors flyingRev. J. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)19
Laboring and heavy laden With my sinsRankin (Author)15
Leading souls to Jesus who are sad and lostJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)7
Leave it with God, yes, make full surrenderJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
Let us make a friend of JesusJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Lift your eyes, the fields are waitingJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)5
Listen, listen, he is thereJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)9
Live for today before tomorrowJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Lo the lilies how they growJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)6
Lo they come with songs of joyJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Look away to the cross leave thy burdens allJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Look no more withinJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Lord, let me fly to theeJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
Machen Wolken dir den Himmel trübeJ. E. Rankin (Author)1
May a little tender lambJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)3
May I but touch his garment's hemJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
My Jesus died for me, Such loveJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
My Jesus will provideRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
My Lord and my Savior, my Brother and FriendJ. E. Rankin (Author)3
My supper is spread and invited each guestJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Never break the SabbathRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
Night comes downJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Nothing Lord have I to bring for my misbehaviorJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
O beautiful, beautiful realm of the WestJ. E. Rankin (Author)5
O Ethiopia, land of nightJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
O God of nature, come and grace our harvestJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
O had I wings like a dove, I would fly, Far to yon haven of restJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
O land of all earth's lands, the bestJ. E. Rankin (Author)19
O prodigal brother, why still delayRev. J. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)5
O prodigal, don't stay away, The Father is waitingJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)31
O that city of goldJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Obey my voice, and drink no wineJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)6
O I think of the mansionsJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
On Easter morn, when holy chimes are ringingRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)4
Out and out for JesusJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)2
Out of my darkness, into thy light, Out of my weaknessRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)3
Out of Zion may God bless theeJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
Pass the Gospel torch alongJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Pillowed his head that night on a stoneJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)2
Praise the Lord, praise the LordJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
Children come with joyful measureJ. R. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
Quiet is the hour of evenJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)3
'r du tryckt och troett af lifvets striderJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Reapers, O reapers, the harvest is whiteJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)7
Remember how short is timeJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
Rest, rest, rest, brother, restJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
Rise up, ye Christian men, uniteJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Saa moerkt det 'r och jag 'r laangt fraanJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
See ye not the hostile legionsJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
Shall I sing a song of my kingJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
She stole behind, no word she spokeJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Shepherd of one fold is heJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
Sitting at the feet of Jesus, there is restJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Sleep here in peaceJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Sleep sweet withinJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
So tender, so preciousJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)58
Speak one single word for JesusJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Stood the mother weeping, sighingD. J. E. Rankin (Author)3
Strange to me, that I should shareJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)4
Sweet Sabbath day, Sweet Sabbath dayJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)9
Sweet, sweet, sweet the swell, the swell of Sabbath bellRev. J. E. Rankin (Author)5
Take a stand for JesusJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)8
Take the Savior with theeJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
Tell me more, still more of JesusJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)5
Tell me of Jesus, a sinner doomed to dieJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Tenderer art thou to meRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
The day is done, Night's welcomeJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
The door is shut, they knock in vainJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)6
The door of God's mercy is open todayJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)1
The night is dark, and I am far from landJ. E. Rankin (Author)3
The vows of God are on youJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)5
The waters are troubled the angel is hereJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)12
The way is dark the way is longJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
There is a land far awayJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
There is a refuge now, I knowJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)5
There is peace only in his nameJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)10
There's a better time acomingJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)10
There's a land far away, In the kingdom of dayJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)7
There's a place where we may laborJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)6
There's new rapture in heaven againJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
There's One will save youJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
There's rapture in heaven againJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
There's triumph now in the air, boysJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
They shall homeward come with songs of joyJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
They stood alone, our pilgrim siresJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)2
This lost, lost world for JesusRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)5
Thou art walking, O my SaviorJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)5
Thou land of my childhoodJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Though we're glad to laugh and playJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)4
Through the cleansing blood of the dying LambJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
'Tis the Savior's tender wordJ. E. Rankin (Author)3
To the house of his father the prodigal cameJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)3
Toiling all nightJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Up, up, my heart all nature'sJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)3
Wake up, my heart, all natureJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)4
Walking on the ribbedJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Watchman, is the night abatingJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
We will not faint or falter nowJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
Weary and heavy laden with my sinsJ. E. Rankin (Author)2
Weary and worn with life's burdensJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
We've chartered for gloryJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
What a friend, what a friendJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
What if the Master should come tonight (Rankin)J. E. Rankin (Author)4
What's the passwordJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
When I walk through the valley of deathJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)5
When we lose our dear ones hereJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)6
While the white robed angels meetJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)2
Who Jesus is, I cannot tellRev. J. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)2
Who'll take the ranks for JesusJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
Whosoever, O word divineJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)8
Why art thou sad, O troubled soulRev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)5
Why go around with troubled soulRev. J. E. Rankin (Author)12
Will the white robed angels meet usJ. E. Rankin, D.D. (Author)6
Will they meet us, cheer, and greet usRev. J. E. Rankin (Author)16
With conquering tread he left the deadJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)4
With men of God I'd league meRev. J. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)5
Wonderful name, he had, ere, his birthJeremiah Eames Rankin (Author)3
You think the house of prayer so sweetJ. E. Rankin, D. D. (Author)5

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