William F. Sherwin

William F. Sherwin
Short Name: William F. Sherwin
Full Name: Sherwin, William F. (William Fisk), 1826-1888
Birth Year: 1826
Death Year: 1888

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain through I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, where they are given with his signature. His hymnwriting was limited. The following pieces are in common use:—
1. Grander than ocean's story (1871). The Love of God.
2. Hark, bark, the merry Christmas bells. Christmas Carol.
3. Lo, the day of God is breaking. The Spiritual Warfare.
4. Wake the song of joy and gladness. Sunday School or Temperance Anniversary.
5. Why is thy faith, 0 Child of God, so small. Safety in Jesus.
Mr. Sherwin died at Boston, Massachusetts, April 14, 1888.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Sherwin, W. F., p. 1055, i. Another hymn from his Bright Jewels, 1869, p. 68, is "Sound the battle cry" (Christian Courage), in the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905, and several other collections.

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

Texts by William F. Sherwin (74)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Ala! Oho e!William F. Sherwin, 1826-1888 (Author)Hawaiian3
All praise belongs to thee, O GodW. F. S. (Author)2
All that have life and breathWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Art thou lost, lost, lostWm. F. Sherwin (Author)2
Behold the Lamb of God, the sacrifice for sinWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)4
Bright jewels of songWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)3
Christmas bells are pealing, pealingWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Come join we now in merry songWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Come now with joy and singingWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)1
Come with hearts and voices now and sing a gospel songW. F. Sherwin (Author)English10
Con acentos de alegría Hoy loamos al SeñorWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)Spanish2
Dear little doveW. F. Sherwin (Author)1
Entreat me not to leave thee, O pilgrimWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)4
Father most holy! To whom all praise belongsWm. F. Sherwin (Author)3
Galilaia la'ela'e eWilliam F. Sherwin, 1826-1888 (Author)Hawaiian3
Galilea a narañgaWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)Tagalog2
Galilee, bright GalileeWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)English55
God bless the childrenW. F. S. (Author)1
Grander than [the] ocean's storyWm. F. Sherwin (Author)English37
Grant thy blessing now, O LordW. F. S. (Author)3
Hail the day, hail the dayWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Hail the happy dayW. F. S. (Author)2
Hark, the Spirit whispers lowWm. F. Sherwin (Author)5
Holy Spirit, give us lightW. F. S. (Author)1
How we love the BibleW. F. S. (Author)1
I am so young, O JesusW. F. S. (Author)English5
I need thee, O my GodWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)7
In the march of life through the toil and strifeW. F. S. (Author)English6
Is thy pathway often drearW. F. S. (Author)3
It is better to trust to the LordW. F. S. (Author)4
Lo a mighty host the army of the LordWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)5
Lo the children come with singingWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)3
Lo the day of God is breaking see the gleamingW. F. S. (Author)18
¡Loor a ti, mi Dios, loor a ti!W. S. (Author)Spanish2
Marching on with shout and songW. F. S. (Author)2
Now thy throne addressingWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
O come, let us praiseWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
O Father, in these hallowed courtsW. F. Sherwin (Author)1
O heavenly guest thy call I hearW. F. S. (Author)2
O sinner, the Savior is calling, in love He invitesW. F. S. (Author)4
Once more, we lift our soulsW. F. S. (Author)2
Over the ocean, from lands far awayW. F. Sherwin (Author)1
Over the river they beckon meWm. F. Sherwin (Author)2
Praise the Lord in song, and with glad acclaimWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)English8
Schaut, es dämmert fern im Osten!William Fisk Sherwin (Author)German3
Se, nu Kampens Dag frembryderWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Shout for joy, come before the LordWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)7
Siervos de Jesús, hombres de verdadWilliam Sherwin (Author)Spanish6
Sing aloud a joyful chorusW. F. S. (Author)5
Sing of Christ, sing of ChristW. F. S. (Author)2
Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nighWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)English219
Sounding from the bell of timeW. F. S. (Author)2
Speed the gospel armyWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
Stimmt das KriegsliedWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Tell thy Savior when the journey seems too wearisomeW. F. S. (Author)3
The Lord loveth a cheerful giverW. F. S. (Author)1
The Master is come and calleth for thee (Sherwin)William F. Sherwin (Author)2
To God we lift our joyful songsW. F. S. (Author)2
To thee, O heavenly Father, Our hymns of praise we singWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Up from the sealed tombWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Wake the song of joy and gladnessW. F. S. (Author)13
Wake, wake the song, our glad jubileeW. F. S. (Author)15
We gather rejoicing todayWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
We're the childrenW. F. S. (Author)1
When now with joy and singingWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
While we read thy holy wordW. F. Sherwin (Author)2
Why is Sarah standing thereWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Why is thy faith in God's great love so smallWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)English3
Why is thy faith, O child of God, so smallW. F. Sherwin (Author)17
With cheerful songs, eternal KingWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
With gladsome hearts our praise we bringWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
With grateful hearts and songs of joyWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
With heart and voice, in holy exultationWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
With return of spring, once again we bringWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2

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