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John Parker

1825 - 1911 Hymnal Number: d96 Author of "The golden key" in The Garner John Parker, born in England, immigrated to the United States about 1847 at the age of 22. He was a Methodist pastor, serving churches in New York and Vermont. He was a chaplain in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. He died in Asbury Park, New York in 1911. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Christian Advocate," Vol. 86, September 28, 1911, P. 1298 (6)

C. E. Howes

Hymnal Number: d78 Author of "Come quick and take me o'er" in The Garner Late 19th Century

William E. Barber

Hymnal Number: d35 Author of "The river of Jordan" in The Garner

J. H. Jackson

Hymnal Number: d3 Author of "Joy unknown" in The Garner

L. S. Welch

Hymnal Number: d29 Author of "Gather the roses while you may" in The Garner

Wilbur F. Crafts

1850 - 1922 Hymnal Number: d130 Author of "Leaning on Jesus, I walk at his side" in The Garner Used pseudonym Callene Fisk ================ Rv Wilbur Fisk Crafts AM PhD USA 1850-1922. Born in Fryeburg, ME, the son of a minister, he attended Weslyan University, CT, Boston University, MA,1871, and Marietta College, OH, 1886. He married Sara Jane Timanus. He served as pastor of Methodist Episcopal, Congregational, and Presbyterian churches, and was prominent in the temperance and prohibition movements. He promoted Sunday school education. He founded, and for 28 years was Superintendent of the International Reform Bureau. He authored a number of books, other works, and some hymn lyrics. He wrote on a wide variety of subjects, mostly religious. He died in Washington, D.C. of pneumonia. John Perry

Annie Herbert

1844 - 1932 Hymnal Number: d136 Author of "We shall know as we are known" in The Garner Annie Elvira Hubbart (Herbert) Barker USA 1844-1932. Born in Leon, NY, she received some education at Randolph Academy in her home county. She later taught there herself. Gospel songs were becoming popular in evangelistic services in the 19th century. She became a successful public recitalist, studying at the Buffalo School of Oratory and with Anna Randall Diehl of New York and Professor Leonard of Boston. After marrying in 1879, she moved to Montana with her husband, from that area. Along with other pioneers. She claimed those years as the best of her life. In 1888 they moved again to San Rafael, CA, he being an invalid at that time. She lived there the rest of her life. John Perry

W. E. Littlewood

1831 - 1886 Hymnal Number: d118 Author of "No love like the love of Jesus" in The Garner Littlewood, William Edensor, M.A., born in London, Aug. 2, 1831, educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge (B.A. 1854), and Vicar of St. James's, Bath, 1872-81. Published A Garland from the Parables, 1857, from which "There is no love like the love of Jesus" (Love of Jesus) is taken. He died Sept. 3, 1886. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Edmund Jones

1722 - 1765 Hymnal Number: d19 Author of "Come, humble sinner, in whose breast" in The Garner Jones, Edmund, son of the Rev. Philip Jones, Cheltenham, was born in 1722, and attended for a time the Baptist College at Bristol. At the age of 19 he began to preach for the Baptist Congregation at Exeter, and two years afterwards he became its pastor. In 1760 he published a volume of Sacred Poems. After a very-useful ministry he died April 15, 1765. From an old manuscript record of the Exeter Baptist Church, it appears that it was under his ministry in the year 1759, that singing was first introduced into that Church as a part of worship. As a hymn-writer he is known chiefly through:— Come, humble sinner, in whose breast. This hymn appeared in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1181, No. 355, in 1 stanza of 4 lines, and headed, "The successful Resolve—'I will go in unto the King,' Esther iv. 16." It has undergone several changes, including:— 1. "Come, sinner, in whose guilty breast." In the Methodist Free Church Sunday School Hymn Book, 1860. 2. “Come, trembling sinner, in whose breast." This is in a great number of American hymn-books. 3. “Come, weary sinner, in whose breast." Also in American use. Miller, in his Singers & Songs of the Church, 1869, p. 333, attributes this hymn to a Welsh Baptist hymn-writer of Trevecca, and of the same name. Rippon, however, says in the first edition of his Selection that Edmund Jones, the author of No. 333, was pastor of the Baptist Church at Exon, Devon. This decides the matter. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ================ Jones, Edmund, p. 605, ii. In The Church Book, by L. W. Bacon, N. Y., 1883, No. 279 begins with stanzas ii. of Jones's hymn, "Come, humble sinner, &c," and begins:—"I'll go to Jesus, though my sin." Also note that in that article the words “author of No. 333," should read "author of No. 355." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Geo. C. Needham

1840 - 1902 Person Name: George C. Needham Hymnal Number: d28 Author of "Jesus is the Rock of ages" in The Garner

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