Dear Hymnary friend,

We don't often ask for money. Just twice a year. This is one of those times. Please, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep going?

Last month, according to Google Analytics, our Hymnary website had roughly 1 million sessions from approximately 750,000 users. What a blessing! But it is expensive to serve all of these people -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people like you who love hymns. And we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one critical source.

So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 , or you can click the Donate button below.

On behalf of the entire team,
Harry Plantinga

Menzies Rayner

Short Name: Menzies Rayner
Full Name: Rayner, Menzies, 1770-1850
Birth Year: 1770
Death Year: 1850

Rayner, Rev. Menzies. (South Hampstead, New York, November 23, 1770--November 22, 1850, New York, N.Y.). He entered the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal Church and served as rector of parishes in Elizabethtown, New Jersey and in Huntington and New Hartford, Connecticut. In middle life he transferred his membership to the Universalist denomination and held pastorates in Hartford, Conn.; Portland, Maine; and Schenectady, N.Y. While in Hartford he edited a periodical called The Inquirer, and in Portland another called The Christian Pilot. His hymn beginning "Hail, Source of light, of life and love" is included in Church Harmonies: New and Old, 1895.

--Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives

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