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William M. Runyan

William M. Runyan
Short Name: William M. Runyan
Full Name: Runyan, William M. (William Marion), 1870-1957
Birth Year: 1870
Death Year: 1957

Showing early musical promise, William Marion Runyan (b. Marion, NY, 1870; d. Pittsburg, KS, 1957) was a substitute church organist by the age of twelve. He became a Methodist minister in 1891 and served several churches in Kansas but turned to evangelism in 1903; he worked for the Central Methodist Conference for the next twenty years. Following that service, Runyan became pastor at the Federated Church at John Brown University, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Editor of Christian Workers Magazine, he also served the Moody Bible Institute and was an editor for Hope Publishing Company until his retirement in 1948. Runyan wrote a number of hymn texts, gospel songs, and hymn tunes.

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Texts by William M. Runyan (123)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A closer walk with JesusWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Afar over the harvest field we roamWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
After the toil and the burdenWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
All that my soul in its sin can needWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English9
All will be over, every grief and sorrowW. M. R. (Author)English2
As a shepherd good and trueWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English4
As night that flees from the morning sunWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
At Calvary's cross where the cleansing tideWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Be loyal, O, be loyalW. M. R. (Author)English2
Before the march of Christ the MightyWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
Bend Thou all graciously, Father aboveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Called by the grace that Thy love doth extendWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Can we know that Jesus saves usWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English13
Christ is from the grave ascendedW. M. R. (Author)English2
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, With all Thy quickening powersW. M. R. (Author (Chorus))English1
Far from the fold of GodWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English3
For the mercy Jesus will bestowWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Forgiven greatly, Lord, am IWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Forward still, with face full forwardWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
From Heaven above, in His infinite loveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English15
From Olive's Hill, the multitude upgazingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English9
From the hills of far Judea, from the shores of GalileeWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
From the sins that scar and the things that marW. M. R. (Author)English3
God will not forget me, wherever my path may lieWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
Hail, blest Redeemer, thy praises bringingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)7
Hail, King of glory, hail, Lord of loveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Have you heard of that wonderful story so trueW. M. Runyan (Author)English2
He came to me one day, this wondrous JesusWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
He cannot reject meWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
He has it all, the struggle pastWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
He loves, he saves, he keepsWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
How still are the waters where Jesus doth gatherW. M. R. (Author)English3
I am on the heavenly highway, With the Savior as my guideWilliam M. Runyan (Author)12
I am sure of a home in heavenWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
I am yielding all to TheeWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
I can see it in my dreaming, that sweet land of strange reposeW. M. R. (Author)English2
I cannot understand how God could love meWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
I have Jesus in my heart, HallelujahWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English3
I marvel, O, I marvel soW. M. R. (Author)English2
I never have known so true a friend as JesusWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
I will do what I can for my Savior todayRev. W. M. Runyan (Author)English2
If we brightly shine, if we sweetly smileWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English7
In childhood's morn of brimming gleeWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
In my heart a song is ringing, echoing God's loveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English3
In the fold were the ninety and nineW. M. R. (Author)English2
In the glory that shone from the cross one dayWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
In the midst of the heavenly home landW. M. R. (Author)English2
In the way our fathers trodWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Into the garden where shadows were creepingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
It is not far to the place of pardonWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
It was night within my soul when JesusWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Jesus will keep me by power divineWilliam M. Runyan (Author)5
Just a little while ere the last long mileWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English4
Just as you are there's a welcome for youWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English8
Like a life line flung over the raging seaW. M. R. (Author)English2
Like a strain of sweetest musicWilliam M. Runyan (Author)5
Like as a mother comfortethWilliam M. Runyan (Author)11
Live for others while on earth you liveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Long time I wandered, wandered from JesusW. M. R. (Author)English2
Lord, I have shut the door, Speak now the wordWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English26
Many are waiting in darkness and sinWilliam M. Runyan (Author)1
Memory whispers to me nowWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
"My grace is sufficient," O, wondrous wordWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Near, near to Thee, help us to liveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
Not the love that I have had for JesusWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
O church of Jesus, thy true sons honor theeW. M. R. (Author)English2
O tell me more of Jesus' loveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
O the joy that here we may walk with JesusWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
O, there is a way, and it is the sure wayWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Only a little while for the love's sweet serviceW. M. R. (Author)English2
ஓர் தாய் தன் பிள்ளையை அன்பாக (Ōr tāy taṉ piḷḷaiyai aṉpāka)William M. Runyan (Author)Tamil2
Our God hath given promiseWilliam M. Runyan (Author)10
Our light has grown dim and our hearts have grown coldWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English5
Our lives are read by those who lookWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Prayer is the breath of the soul's deep lifeWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
Proclaim the glad tidings to earth's farthest nationsW. M. R. (Author)English2
Revive Thy work, O Lord! Fill now each waiting heartWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Sang the angels long agoW. M. R. (Author)English2
Since Jesus bore my weight of sorrowWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Since Jesus came, my night is turned to dayW. M. R. (Author)English2
So long have God's servants been callingW. M. R. (Author)English2
Soldiers of Jesus, clad in God's bright armorWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Some say it is a fableWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
Souls are all about us, Knowing not the LordWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English3
Sweet morning comes with light and dewW. M. Runyan (Author)English2
Tell it all to Jesus when the day goes wrongWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
The angels sang at the Savior's birthWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English3
The fields are white for harvest now, And souls before the Lord should bowWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
The gospel of the grace of GodW. M. R. (Author)English2
I'm the child of the King of kingsWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English3
The peace that like a river flowsWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English3
The songs of the world may be manyWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
The voice of God is calling me in ways I can but hearWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
There is a fold where all secure they lieWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
They tell me there is one who knows my needW. M. R. (Author)English4
They were in the place of waitingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
Though foes assail us on the fieldWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English7
Though in life's stress thy heart aweary beW. M. R. (Author)English2
Though my way be swept with stormWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Through ages long swept by the tempests of doubtWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
Thy kingdom come, is the prayer we are taught to prayW. M. R. (Author)English9
To Thy temple holy come we now with praiseWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English5
Too long in the darkness our pathway has beenW. M. R. (Author)English2
'Twas God's own Son who came to earthWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English8
Up from the misty vales they goWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Upon the sea where our good ship sailsWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Walking with my blessed Savior here belowWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
We are the treasures of Christ the KingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English7
We cannot hope that every dayWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
We journey, it may be, through tempest and rainWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
We sing about heaven, its glory and gleamW. M. R. (Author)English2
We thank thee for the brawny armWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
What a glorious day for meWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English3
When Jesus first came to my heart to abideWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English5
When, O when art thou comingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)5
When the calls of duty are urging onW. M. R. (Author)English5
When the clouds over hanging have darkened the dayWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Why struggle on unaided when the tide about you flows?W. M. R. (Author)English2
Wonderful it is that Jesus cares for meWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English4
Word of God, O sacred treasureWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
Wounded for our transgressionsWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English4
Yonder the promiseWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Youth looking upward and onward todayWm. M. Runyan (Author)English2
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