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.

Bert Polman

Texts by William M. Runyan (115)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A closer walk with JesusWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Afar o'er the harvest field we roamWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
After the toil and the burdenWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
All that my soul in its sin can needWilliam M. Runyan (Author)9
All will be over, every grief and sorrowWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
As a shepherd good and trueWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
As night that flees from the morning sunWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
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 loveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Can we know that Jesus saves usWilliam M. Runyon (Author)English13
Christ is from the grave ascendedWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Far from the fold of GodWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
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)15
From Olive's Hill, the multitude upgazingWilliam Marion Runyan (Author)9
From the hills of far JudeaWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
From the sins that scarWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
God will not forget me, where'er my path may lieWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
Hail, blest Redeemer, thy praises bringingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)6
Hail, King of glory, hail, Lord of loveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Have you heard of that wonderful storyWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
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)2
He loves, he saves, he keepsWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
How still are the watersWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
I am on the heavenly highway, With the Savior as my guideWilliam M. Runyan (Author)11
I am sure of a home in heavenWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
I am yielding all to theeWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
I can see in visions fair (Runyan)William M. Runyan (Author)2
I cannot understand how God could love meWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
I have Jesus in my heart, HallelujahWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
I marvel, O, I marvel soWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
I never have known so true a friend as JesusWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
I will do what I can for my Savior todayWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
If we brightly shine, if we sweetly smileWilliam M. Runyan (Author)6
In childhood's morn of grimming gleeWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
In my heart a song is ringing, echoing God's loveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English3
In the fold were the ninety and nineWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
In the midst of the heavenly home landWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
In the way our fathers trodWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Into the garden where shadows were creepingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
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)4
Just as you are there's a welcome for youWilliam M. Runyan (Author)8
Like a life line flung over the raging seaWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
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 wanderedWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Lord, I have shut the door, Speak now the wordWilliam M. Runyan (Author)26
Love not the world, O ChristianWilliam M. Runyan (Author)1
Many are waiting in darkness and sinWilliam M. Runyan (Author)1
Memory whispers to me nowWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
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 tell me more of Jesus' loveWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
O the joy that here we may walk with JesusWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
O, there is a way, and it is the sure wayW. M. R. (Author)English2
Only a little while for the love'sWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Our God hath given promiseWilliam M. Runyan (Author)10
Our light has grown dim and our heartsWilliam M. Runyan (Author)5
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'sWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Revive thy work, O Lord (Runyan)William M. Runyan (Author)English2
Sang the angels long agoWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Since Jesus bore my weight of sorrowWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Since Jesus came, my night is turned to dayWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
So long have God's servants been callingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Soldiers of Jesus, clad in God's bright armorWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Some say it is a fableWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
Souls are all about us, Knowing not the LordWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
Sweet morning comes with light and dewWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
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)3
The gospel of the grace of GodW. M. R. (Author)English2
The memory lingers in my heartWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
The peace that like a river flowsWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
The songs of the world may be manyWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
The voice of God is calling me in ways I canWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
There is a fold where all secureWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
They tell me there is one who knows my needW. M. R. (Author)4
They were in the place of waitingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
Though foes assail us on the fieldWilliam M. Runyan (Author)7
Though in life's stress thy heart aweary beWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
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 prayWilliam M. Runyan (Author)9
To thy temple holy come we now with praiseWilliam M. Runyan (Author)5
Too long in the darknessWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
'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)2
Walking with my blessed Savior here belowWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
We are the treasures of Christ the KingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)6
We are treasures of ChristWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
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 gleamWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
We thank thee for the brawny armWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
What a glorious day for meWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
When Jesus first came to my heart to abideWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
When, O when art thou comingWilliam M. Runyan (Author)5
When the calls of duty are urging onW. M. R. (Author)5
When the clouds over hanging have darkened the dayWilliam M. Runyan (Author)2
Wonderful it is that Jesus cares for meWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
Word of God, O sacred treasureWilliam M. Runyan (Author)3
Wounded for our transgressionsWilliam M. Runyan (Author)4
Yonder the promiseWilliam M. Runyan (Author)English2
Youth looking upward and onward todayWm. M. Runyan (Author)English2
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