Eben E. Rexford

Eben E. Rexford
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Short Name: Eben E. Rexford
Full Name: Rexford, Eben E. (Eben Eugene), 1848-1916
Birth Year: 1848
Death Year: 1916

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton.

See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co.

--Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.
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Rexford, Eben Eugene , an American writer, born July 16, 1848, is the author of Nos. 199, 246, 263, 353, in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos), 1878, No. 5, and 456 in the Methodist Sunday School Hymnbook, 1879.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Rexford, E. E. , p. 1587, ii. Additional hymns by this author in common use include:—
1. He saw the wheat fields waiting. Harvest of the World.
2. O where are the reapers. Missions.
3. Rouse up to work that waits for us. Duty.
4. We are sailing o'er an ocean. Life's Vicissitudes.

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

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Wikipedia Biography

Eben Eugene Rexford (16 July 1848 - 18 October 1916) was an American writer and poet, and author of lyrics to popular and gospel songs. Born in Johnsburg, New York, he moved with his family to Ellington, Wisconsin in 1855. His first poems were published in the New York Ledger when Rexford was 14. Among the many songs he wrote, Rexford is best remembered for the lyrics to Silver Threads Among the Gold which were set to music by Hart Pease Danks. This song was one of the first items to be recorded mechanically. Another poem which has had continuing popularity is “The Ride of Paul Venarez,” which is considered to be a “cowboy poem,” even though the author was from Wisconsin. It has been turned into a song, “Billy Venero,” and has a colorful history.

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A storm is raging upon the deepEben E. Rexford (Author)6
Again the Sabbath God has blestEben E. Rexford (Author)6
Again we meet, this happy dayE. E. Rexford (Author)4
All along the way, my GatherEben E. Rexford (Author)2
All the way rejoicing should the christian goEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Although so poor I cannot claimEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Another soldier fallenEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Are you building your house on the sand, brother?E. E. Rexford (Author)9
Are you ever worn and wearyEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Art thou weary with transgression?E. E. Rexford (Author)4
Art tired and weary, pilgrimEben E. Rexford (Author)2
As we journey along though the valley of lifeEben E. Rexford (Author)2
At Christmas time the worldEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Away to the woods, away, to the temple God has madeEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Be brave, little soldiersEben E. Rexford (Author)5
Be thou our guide when dangers shall beset usE. E. Rexford (Author)2
Behold that bloodstained banner of the kingEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Behold the bridegroom comes 'twas saidEben E. Rexford (Author)6
Behold the children gatheringEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Behold, the prodigal comes homeEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Beyond the sea, the jasper seaEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Brightly beams our Father's mercyEben E. Rexford (Author)1
By and by, beyond the riverEben E. Rexford (Author)3
By and by, O soft and lowEben E. Rexford (Author)3
By and by, the thought is sweetEben E. Rexford (Author)3
By and by, we shall know JesusEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Calling, calling, ever callingEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Christ is a shepherd and we are his sheepEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Christian reapers, liftEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Closer, Savior, to thy sideEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Come out, sings the larkEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Crown him, crown him with glory the King of kingsEben E. Rexford (Author)42
Crown him who died on CalvaryEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Dark is the night and the clouds gather o'er usEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Darling, I am growing oldEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Dear Lord, I need thee all the timeEben Eugen Rexford (Author)1
Dein ist der Tag, der neu beginntEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Do you hear the summons the Master makes today?Eben E. Rexford (Author)2
Do you know a heart that hungersEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Each Christian light a beacon isEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Einst kommt die Zeit, so spricht das HerzEben H. Rexford (Author)2
Faith casts its anchor in Jesus' loveEben E. Rexford (Author)8
Fall in line, fall in lineEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Far and wide in ringing soundEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Far and wide over land and waveEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Father, in need I come to thee, and this shall be my earnest pleaEben E. Rexford (Author)20
Father, the tempest is ragingEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Father, the way before meEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Gather up the sunbeams all along life's wayEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Give me a faith that turns to theeEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Gleaning in time of harvestEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Go tell the story of Jesus, That all the world may hearEben E. Rexford (Author)4
God leadeth me! The tho't is sweet!Eben E. Rexford (Author)2
God sent to the wayward a messageEben E. Rexford (Author)2
God's word is full of promisesE. E. Rexford (Author)7
Going home, going home, to the Eden hillsE. E. Rexford (Author)5
Going home, yes, going home, O the words are strangely sweetEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Great is the harvest and fewEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Had I wings of the morning to fly awayE. E. Rexford (Author)2
Hark! a call for reapersEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Hark! hear the call that is sent through the landE. E. Rexford (Author)2
Hark, I hear the Savior sayingEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Hark, the bells of heavenEben E. Rexford (Author)1
Hark, the tramping of an armyEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Hark, the voice of many nationsEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Harvester, harvester, gather thy sheavesEben E. Rexford (Author)18
Has the staff you leaned on failed youEben E. Rexford (Author)7
He reigns in majesty supremeEben E. Rexford (Author)2
He saw the wheat fields waitingEben E. Rexford (Author)7
Hear the trumpet calling, callingEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Heaven is the Christian's fatherlandEben E. Rexford (Author)8
Here in thy house, O God, we meetEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Here many a friendship fails usEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Here's a hand to the boy who has courageEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Ho, comrades, heavenward faringEben E. Rexford (Author)2
How many times, discouragedEben E. Rexford (Author)17
Hur ofta här försagdaEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Hur ofta under f'rdenEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I am happy, O so happyEben E. Rexford (Author)1
I ask not earthly treasureEben E. Rexford (Author)3
I at last have entered into the peaceEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I cannot see the way beforeEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I do not understand God's loveEben E. Rexford (Author)3
I have been in city churchesEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I have had a glorious visionEben E. Rexford (Author)15
I hear a song, a song so sweetEben E. Rexford (Author)38
I hear a sound of singingEben E. Rexford (Author)3
I hear the angels cryEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I love to think of JesusEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I love to think of the beautiful landEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I may be poor and friendlessEben E. Rexford (Author)4
I often wonder, as I readEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I often wonder what will beEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I read each tender promiseEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I read the dear old promiseEben E. Rexford (Author)3
I think God gives the childrenEben E. Rexford (Author)54
I trust it all to God who knowsEben E. Rexford (Author)4
I was in utter bondageEben E. Rexford (Author)3
I wonder if Jesus remembersEben E. Rexford (Author)2
I would sing of Jesus' loveEben E. Rexford (Author)2
If clouds blot out the sunshineE. E. Rexford (Author)5
If hearts, grown faint and wearyEben E. Rexford (Author)6
If the heart is full of sunshineEben E. Rexford (Author)2
If the path that you must treadEben E. Rexford (Author)3
If things don't go to suit youEben E. Rexford (Author)2
If we grow weary in the wayE. E. Rexford (Author)2
If we knew about the trialsE. E. Rexford (Author)3
If you find a heart that's hungE. E. Rexford (Author)2
If you know the mighty meaningEben E. Rexford (Author)2
In a moment when ye know notEben E. Rexford (Author)3
In dreams I hear a song so sweetEben E. Rexford (Author)6
In dreams I see the heavenly landEben E. Rexford (Author)5
In every time of troubleEben E. Rexford (Author)2
In spring the farmer sows his seedEben E. Rexford (Author)2
In the night when storm and tempestEben E. Rexford (Author)4
In the pathways we are treadingE. E. Rexford (Author)2
In the strength of God go forth to winEben E. Rexford (Author)4
In the times of bitter troubleEben Eugene Rexford (Author)6
In time of trouble and griefEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Into the light of God's glorious loveEben E. Rexford (Author)5
It will be a happy day when we hear the call of GodEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Jesus has come to redeemEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Jesus, Lover of my soul, sorrow's lipsEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Jesus loves me, blessed thoughtEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Jesus loves me, even meEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Jesus loves us, Jesus loves usEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Jesus loves us, sing it gladlyEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Jesus, who loves the childrenEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Joy, joy, joy, joy, Jesus has come to reignEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Keep striving, the winners are thoseEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Keep up the fight, the battle must be wonEben E. Rexford (Author)6
Knock, knock, knockEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Knowing our weaknessEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Lend a helping hand, my brotherEben E. Rexford (Author)5
Let every voice for gladness singEben E. Rexford (Author)5
Let me be something for JesusEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Let me do something for JesusEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Let us come before the Lord today with singingE. E. Rexford (Author)2
Let us scatter sunshine all along life's way (Rexford)Eben E. Rexford (Author)3
Let us sing as we journey alongEben E. Rexford (Author)5
Let your light shine out (Rexford)Eben E. Rexford (Author)2
Let's all be birds, said MinnieEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Let's dare and do for the pureEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Life's work is before us and this work demandsEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Lift up your hearts in exultationEben E. Rexford (Author)5
List, to the bells in the steeples (Rexford)Eben E. Rexford (Author)3
Listen heart, be still, I prayEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Listen, O children, the LordEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Little hands be busyEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Lives are fields wherein we sowEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Lo a conquering army marching gainst the foeEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Lo! all ready for the gathering God's great harvest standsEben Rexford (Author)21
Lo, I see a hill and upward climbs One, weak and faintEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Lo! the banner of the King Floating o'er the field todayEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Lo the harvest is white and the cryEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Long had he wandered farEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Lord of the lowlyEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Lord, we pray thee, giveEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Make me a worker for Jesus, steadfast and earnest and trueE. E. Rexford (Author)25
Make thy dwelling in my heart, Christ who diedEben E. Rexford (Author)3
March on, march on, the battle is at handEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Marching, marching forth to meetEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Marching on to the landEben E. Rexford (Author)2
My boy, when they ask you to drinkEben E. Rexford (Author)3
My Father, this I ask of TheeEben E. Rexford (Author)20
My heart cries out when wearyEben E. Rexford (Author)2
My name is April, I have comeEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Neehovėstsė Tsenano'sene'tȧheoo'ėstsė JesusE. E. Rexford (Author)1
No day has had a dawningEben E. Rexford (Author)2
No night in heaven, but cloudlessEben E. Rexford (Author)2
No time for restng till work is doneEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Nothing, nothing but the blood of JesusEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O blessed Jesus, in my sorrow callingEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O Christ our Master, we would sowEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O Christ, who died for sinnersEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O could I sing a song to touchEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O do some good deed every dayEben E. Rexford (Author)11
O friends, as journeying onwardEben E. Rexford (Author)4
O go and tell Jesus, my brotherEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O great, O awful judgment dayEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O haste, the night is nearingEben E. Rexford (Author)3
O heil'ger tag von gott geweihtEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O hvor er de hoestfolk som tro vil herEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O it's grand to be a soldierEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O Jesus, I love theeEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O let us be endeavorers to do the Master's willEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O love of Christ that faileth notE. E. Rexford (Author)3
O my brother, danger lurketh In the wine cups wilesEben E. Rexford (Author)9
O my Father, rough and steepEben E. Rexford (Author)5
O ring, glad bells, ring loudEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O Savior, come and walk with meEben E. Rexford (Author)3
O sing a song for May dayEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O sing, fellow soldiersEben E. Rexford (Author)4
O sing on earth, for up in heavenEben E. Rexford (Author)3
O sinner, delay notEben E. Rexford (Author)3
O speak kind words to one and allEben E. Rexford (Author)3
O speak kind words, where'er you beEben E. Rexford (Author)5
O the cross of Christ, behold itEben E. Rexford (Author)4
O the golden sunset ferryEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O Thou our King, enthroned in realms on highEben E. Rexford (Author)4
O thought so sweet with comfortEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O to win a soul for Jesus (Rexford)Eben E. Rexford (Author)2
O what a King, Behold he standsEben E. Rexford (Author)3
O where are you going, my brotherEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O why have you wandered so far from the right way? (Rexford)Eben E. Rexford (Author)9
O wo sind die Schnitter im ErntefeldEben E. Rexford (Author)4
O wondrous thought Christ died for meEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Of all God's tender promisesEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Of all the Bible storiesEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Oft schwebt, wenn stilles SehnenEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O are there any words more sweet than theseEben E. Rexford (Author)2
O city of the angelsE. E. Rexford (Author)2
O weary with transgressionE. E. Rexford (Author)2
O where are the reapers that garner inEben E. Rexford (Author)94
O whither are you goingEben E. Rexford (Author)2
On Judea's starlit plainEben E. Rexford (Author)3
On leaves of stone our God made knownEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Once I was lost, and in darkness wanderedEben E. Rexford (Author)2
One of Christ's burden bearersEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Only a little way fartherE. E. Rexford (Author)3
Onward toward heavenEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Open the door of your heart today (Rexford)Eben E. Rexford (Author)2
Our praise to thee, O FatherEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Outward bound, to the landE. E. Rexford (Author)2
Over, over and over the callEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Over the river, oh, what is there?Eben E. Rexford (Author)18
Over the river the hills of the blestEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Over there what rest is waitingEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Praise the Lord for all his loving kindnessEben E. Rexford (Author)6
Pray brother pray discouraged never growEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Rally round the banner of our Savior KingEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Reich' die Helferhand, mein BruderEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Rejoice, for the wanderers are comingE. E. Rexford (Author)6
Rise up to labor, ye who sitEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Roads steep and stony our feet find to treadEben E. Rexford (Author)5
Rouse up to work that waits for usEben E. Rexford (Author)8
Savior, bless meEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Say, little soldiers, who fight for the trueEben E. Rexford (Author)4
See, the hill is clad in snowEben E. Rexford (Author)2
See the light, sailors, the port is not farEben E. Rexford (Author)8
Set a glad song ringingEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Shall we sing in heaven's bright courtsEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Sing it, the love of the SaviorE. E. Rexford (Author)2
Soldier of Christ, art thou famished and wearyEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Some day earth's faithful onesEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Some day, we say, and turn our eyesEben E. Rexford (Author (attributed to))1
Some earthly friendships fail usEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Something for Jesus, O, what shall it beEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Something's going to happenEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Sometime, God knoweth whenEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Sometimes a vision comes to meRev. E. Rexford (Author)3
Sometimes I hear strange musicEben E. Rexford (Author)8
Sometimes the mists of doubt and sinEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Soul, is the conflict deepeningEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Soul of the Christian, be happyEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Sow the good seed of the spiritEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Sow the good seed of the spirit God will send the rainEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Speak a little word for JesusEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Speed away, speed away to the isles of the seaEben E. Rexford (Author)5
Speed the day, happy day, when our land shall be freeEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Stand up for Christ, my brotherEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Sweet little pansy, The winter is nearEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Swifter than a weaver's shuttleEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Tenderly, lovingly, calleth todayEben E. Rexford (Author)2
The bells are ringing clear and sweetEben E. Rexford (Author)2
The cross of Christ foreverEben E. Rexford (Author)2
The day had been dark and drearyEben E. Rexford (Author)3
The enemy is rallying fastEben E. Rexford (Author)4
The land is stirred by a great commotionEben E. Rexford (Author)2
The Master has need of brave heartsE. E. Rexford (Author)3
The soul from the kingdomEben E. Rexford (Author)2
The tide of Jesus' mighty loveEben E. Rexford (Author)2
The twilight's fairy fingersEben E. Rexford (Author)3
The way that leads us heavenwardEben E. Rexford (Author)7
The world is stirred by the pomp of warEben E. Rexford (Author)2
There are hills beyond the valley where the river glideth byE. E. Rexford (Author)8
There are times when a word just a friendly wordEben E. Rexford (Author)3
There are times when we grow wearyEben E. Rexford (Author)2
There is a narrow way that leadsEben E. Rexford (Author)3
There is a song I love to sing, About the Eden HillsE. E. Rexford (Author)3
There is gladness up in heavenEben E. Rexford (Author)2
There is no friend like Jesus, so loving, kind and trueEben E. Rexford (Author)4
There is only one way of salvationE. E. Rexford (Author)9
There's a beautiful land o'er the ocean of timeEben E. Rexford (Author)3
There's a better day approachingEben E. Rexford (Author)2
There's a mighty warfare wagingEben E. Rexford (Author)2
There's a question we must settleEben E. Rexford (Author)6
There's a river that runsEben E. Rexford (Author)3
There's a song I love to sing when my heart is sadEben E. Rexford (Author)4
There's a story old of a ChristEben E. Rexford (Author)2
There's never a day so dreary that it has no hint of sunEben E. Rexford (Author)3
They brought their gifts to JesusEben E. Rexford (Author)14
They tell of a Christ who on CalvaryEben E. Rexford (Author)2
They tell us of a happy landEben E. Rexford (Author)2
This Easter morning let us raiseEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Though faith to move mountainsEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Though sorrows come aboutEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Though the road is rough and the hills are steepEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Through the dark and silent forestsEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Through the green pasturesEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Through the mists of night is shiningEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Throw open wide the windowsE. E. Rexford (Author)6
'Tis a sweet and wonderful storyE. E. Rexford (Author)2
To and fro our hands are swingingEben E. Rexford (Author)2
To weary hearts the promises of GodEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Traveling on in the path that the Savior trodEben E. Rexford (Author)5
'Twill not be long before the night is overEben E. Rexford (Author)4
Vi ofte her betagesEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Waiteth the golden harvestEben E. Rexford (Author)7
Watched by the eye that never sleepsEben E. Rexford (Author)2
We are a band of workers for JesusEben E. Rexford (Author)4
We are loyal Christian soldiersEben E. Rexford (Author)2
We are sailing o'er an ocean To a far and foreign shoreEben E. Rexford (Author)12
We are soldiers in an armyE. E. Rexford (Author)1
We are soldiers in the army (Rexford)Eben E. Rexford (Author)2
We are soldiers in the army that is bound at last to winEben E. Rexford (Author)2
We are workers for the MasterEben E. Rexford (Author)2
We come with blossomEben E. Rexford (Author)2
We read in the dear old chaptersEben E. Rexford (Author)2
We shall not weep in heavenE. E. Rexford (Author)3
Weary pilgrim, go to JesusEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Welcome, happy voicesEben E. Rexford (Author)2
What shall be the tribute that today we bringEben E. Rexford (Author)2
What word in all God's promisesEben E. Rexford (Author)3
When a wandering one comes backEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When I am bowed with griefEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When I am worn and wearyEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When I get home to Father's landEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When I read the dear old storyEben E. Rexford (Author)15
When I was wandering far in the paths of sinEben E. Rexford (Author)4
When our earthly life is endedEben E. Rexford (Author)1
When tempests rise aboutEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When the battle trumpet calls forthEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When the Bridegroom comethEben E. Rexford (Author)3
When the day is stormyE. E. Rexford (Author)2
When the friends we have trustedEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When the ills of life beset meEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When the path I am treading is rough and steepEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When the path of life has led meEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When the way is rough and steepEben E. Rexford (Author)5
When trials come as come they willEben E. Rexford (Author)2
When up in heaven the angels singEben E. Rexford (Author)4
When we get over the riverE. E. Rexford (Alterer)3
When we grow weary and the way looks darkE. E. Rexford (Author)6
While life's summer days go byE. E. Rexford (Author)3
Who knows what dangers mayEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Willie brought his little BibleEben. E. Rexford (Author)3
Wonderful, wonderful Jesus bore Calvary's cross for meEben E. Rexford (Author)12
Work on work on no time for restingEben E. Rexford (Author)3
Would you be saved, then why not comeE. E. Rexford (Author)5
Would you like a home in heavenEben E. Rexford (Author)2
Ye who wander of sin grown wearyE. E. Rexford (Author)36
You think I am poorEben E. Rexford (Author)2

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