John M. Whyte

Short Name: John M. Whyte
Full Name: Whyte, John M. (John Marchant), 1850-1927
Birth Year: 1850
Death Year: 1927

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted in CMH vol 5. The editor of the reprint, John Beckwith, has concluded that 'Come Away to Jesus Now' and 'Jesus Is Calling You Now' may have enjoyed a measure of popularity.

Author Helmut Kallmann
Bibliography: Beckwith, John. 'Tunebooks and hymnals in Canada, 1801-1939,'. American Music, summer 1988.


Texts by John M. Whyte (119)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
هل كل ذا عني أناJohn M. Whyte (Author)Arabic1
A song, a song for CanadaJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
A warning cry, like a trumpet blastJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
All glory to him who died on the treeJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
And my Lord they crucifiedJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Be strong in the Lord though surrounded by foesJohn M. Whyte (Author)1
Boundless mercy and love unto meJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
Break these chains that bind my soulJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
Break this chain that binds us downJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Brightly beaming forth from out that heart of thineJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Carefully, tearfully, sinner draw nighJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Christ Jesus the Savior of sinners I seeJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
Come, sinner, behold what Jesus hath doneJ. M. W. (Author)English26
Far o'er the wold white rests the snowJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
Following Jesus wherever he goesJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Friends of temperance, a dollar bill's a very useful thingJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
From realms of glory Jesus cameJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
From the dazzling seats of gloryJ. M. W. (Author)5
Goodbye, goodbye till we meet again (Whyte)John M. Whyte (Author)2
Har, broder, du bekjendtJohn M. Whyte (Author)Norwegian2
Have you ever noticed thisJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
He stood within the crowded hallJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
He was one of those strong-minded menJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Hear the voice of Jesus calling, calling, sinnerJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
Ho, my brothers, who have heard the blessed newsJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
How far away are the gates of deathJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
I had wander'd far away In the land of mighty foesJ. M. W. (Author)English9
I have heard the voice of Jesus, soft and lowJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
I love to sing of Christ, my SaviorJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
I once know'd a brudder who had gone and jined theJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
I sing of him whose love I knowJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
I must die, 'tis but a spanJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
I try to get a glimpse of that fair landJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
I will give my heart to Jesus, Spend my lifeJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
If ever my name is inscribed in the bookJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
In this bright and happy landJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Is there some precious soul who is weary todayJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
It was a song of Jesus, Soft and sweet and lowJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
I've reached the land of BeulahJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Jesus Christ, thou art the wayJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Jesus died for little childrenJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Jesus, fairest of the fairJohn M. Whyte (Author)English4
Jesus, hear my humble cryJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Jesus, my Savior, came down to this earthJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Jesus, thou art mighty and great is thy nameJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Jesus, thou art still the sameJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Let me sing to you in a glad refrainJohn M. Whyte (Author)5
Let the children come to Jesus, He will take themJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Let the children sing the songJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Like the music of a fountainJohn M. Whyte (Author)8
Lord, gather in the lost onesJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Low at thy feet, O Lord, we bowJohn M. Whyte (Author)5
Many the conflict through which my Lord passedJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
My blessed Lord, 'tis my delightJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
My Savior I'll praise, while he lendeth me breathJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
My soul doth sing of my heavenly KingJ. M. W. (Author)1
None but Jesus ever knew All thy woe and sadnessJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
O Brüder,, bist du froh, dass dir Gott vorziehnJ. M. W. (Author)German2
O brother, have you told how the Lord forgaveJohn M. Whyte (Author)15
O Canada, wake, for thy dear children's sakeJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
O guilty sinner, come and findJohn M. Whyte (Author)1
O I love to sing of JesusJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
O Jesus, since that dreadful dayJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
O the drinking, sinful drinkingJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
O wanderer lost in the darkness, entangled by many a snareJohn Marchant Whyte (Author)5
O where shall rest for the soul be foundJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
O where will you stand when the judge shall descendJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
O who who could help meJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
O why should I weep from day to dayJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
O why thus stand with reluctant feetJohn M. Whyte (Author)21
O wonderful ransom, His own precious bloodJohn M. Whyte (Author)English4
O tolling bells, O tolling bellsJ. M. W. (Author)5
On Calvary's mount a crimson streamJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
Past the bright portals are angels tonight LongingJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
See the temperance host advancingJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
See this great abominationJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Sinner, are you here todayJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Sinner, will you choose the God you should obeyJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Sinner, you're breaking thy dear Savior's heartJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Someone knocking, someone pleadingJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Somewhere, ah, yes, somewhere, in anguish and tearsJohn M. Whyte (Author)7
The bright eternal day is breakingJ. M. W. (Author)4
The call is clear, sinner, will you not hearJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
The loving Savior pleads todayJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
The precious blood of Jesus (Whyte)John M. Whyte (Author)2
The road is so broad that is leading to deathJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
The tempter comes with guileful artJohn M. Whyte (Author)6
The truth is everlasting God's word can never failJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
The years, the years drop from our lifeJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
There's a business in our countryJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
There's a lowly birth and the angels singJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
They are coming to the Savior [Lord], they are turningJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
They are dying, O so fastJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
They tell of a nation, a land of the goodJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Though down in the paths of dishonor and shameJ. M. W. (Author)5
Thou Shepherd of Isr'l, a wanderer beholdJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Though I seem to slip and falterJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
To whom can you go for the pardon of sinJohn M. Whyte (Author)4
Toiler after worldly gainJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Walking alone in the midst of my foesJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Was it for me, for me aloneJohn M. Whyte (Author)English17
We are on the way to gloryJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
We love to go to meetin' where de Lord is suah to beJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
We see the youth from every climeJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
We shall hear a voice, an immortal voiceJ. M. W. (Author)English14
We're going to have a plebisciteJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
What is thy life, as the morning mistJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
When a sinner cries for mercyJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
When Jesus calls, shall I not hearJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
When Jesus came to earth he was a baby fairJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
When times of temptation bring sadnessJohn M. Whyte (Author)English15
Who are the ones that wait and weepJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Who killed this man, was drink his foeJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Why do you wait a convenient dayJ. M. White (Author)14
Would it mean anything to youJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Ye friends of temperance, rejoiceJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Ye people of Canada, listenJohn M. Whyte (Author)2
Ye ransomed of the Lord, sing onJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
Ye who are weary and longing for restJohn M. Whyte (Author)3
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