John H. Stockton

Short Name: John H. Stockton
Full Name: Stockton, John H., 1813-1877
Birth Year: 1813
Death Year: 1877

Stockton, John Hart, a Methodist minister, was born in 1813, and died in 1877. He was a member of the New Jersey Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the successive pastoral charges that he filled as a member of that Conference are found in the Conference Journal. He was not only a preacher, but a musician and composer of tunes, as well as hymn writer. He published two gospel song books: Salvation Melodies, 1874, and Precious Songs, 1875.

Hymn Writers of the Church by Charles Nutter, 1911


Stockton, John Hart, b. April 19, 1813, and d. March 25, 1877, was the author of "Come, every soul by sin oppressed" (Invitation), in I.D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878, and of "The Cross, the Cross, the blood¬stained Cross" (Good Friday) in the same collection.

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


Stockton, John Hart. (New Hope, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1813--March 25, 1877). Born of Presbyterian parents, he was converted at a Methodist camp meeting in 1838, being received into full membership in the New Jersey Conference in 1857. Because of ill health he twice took the "supernumerary relations." He withdrew from actual pastoral work in 1874 and engaged in compiling and publishing gospel hymn books, issuing Salvation Melodies that year and Precious Songs in 1875, writing both words and music for a number of the songs. He died suddenly after attending a Sunday morning service at Arch Street Church, Philadelphia. Our Hymnody, McCutchan, has, perhaps, the fullest account of him readily available.

--Robert G. McCutchan, DNAH Archives

Texts by John H. Stockton (21)sort descendingAsInstances
A ship in wind and storm was tossedJ. H. Stockton (Author)1
Children obey the gospelJohn H. Stockton (Author)1
Come, every soul by sin oppressed, There's mercy in the LordJohn H. Stockton (Author)1205
Come home, dear sinner, while the lightJohn H. Stockton (Author)9
Come home dear soul whom Jesus died to saveJohn H. Stockton (Author)2
Come, wanderer, come, retrace thy stepsRev. J.H. Stockton (Author)1
Das Kreuz, das Kreuz, das blut'ge KreuzJohn H. Stockton (Author)5
I need thee, blessed Jesus, to lead meJohn H. Stockton (Author)1
I'm a pilgrim and a stranger passing overRev. J. H. Stockton (Author)24
Is thy cruse of comfort failing?J. H. S. (Alterer)1
Jesus, my Lord, to thee I cryJ. H. S. (Author)24
Just beyond the river Jordan, Lie the sunny fields of blissJ. H. S. (Author)2
Kom, du, som føler syndens vegtJ. H. Stockton (Author)2
Kom syndbetynget Sj'l i TroJohn H. Stockton (Author)3
Komm her, du sündenmüdes HerzJohn H. Stockton (Author)13
Kommt, Seelen voller SündenlastJohn H. Stockton (Author)4
Take my yoke upon youJohn H. Stockton (Author)3
Tender Shepherd, help meJohn H. Stockton (Author)7
The cross, the cross, the bloodstained crossJ. A. Stocktow (Author)70
The great Physician now is hereStockton (Author)1
There is a fountain deep and wideJ. H. S. (Author)8

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