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Lee Roy Abernathy

1913 - 1993Author of "I've Got News"

William B. Abernethy

Adapter of "Praise God from whom all blessings flow" in The New Century Hymnal

Abingdon Press

Publisher of "" in A First Book in Hymns and WorshipNew York

J. R. Able, 1625-1673

1625 - 1673Composer of "[The Lord is true! His loving Father heart]" in North American Hymnal (2nd ed.)

C. W. Ablett

Author of "Thou, O Christ, my refuge be"

Buford Abner

Author of "I've tried so hard the road's been rough"

John E. Abnett

Author of "God knoweth best"

Israel Abrahams

1858 - 1925Author of "Now bless the God of all"Israel Abrahams (b. London, November 26, 1858; d. Cambridge, October 6, 1925) was one of the most distinguished Jewish scholars of his generation. He wrote a number of classics on Judaism, most notably, Jewish Life in the Middle Ages (1896).

Franz Abt

1819 - 1885Composer of "THE TEMPERANCE CALL" in The New Canadian HymnalFranz Abt, born Dec. 21, 1819 at Eilenburg in the Prussian provinces of Saxony. His father was a musician and clergyman of the Lutheran Church. Franz studied music at Leipsic, and became known as a song-writer in 1838. In September, 1841, he married, and was leader of the orchesta at the Zuric theatre; became a teacher in 1842, but was litle known until his song "When the Swallows Homeward fly" carried his name to all parts of the civilized world. In 1865 was concert-master at Brunswick, and conducted the great festival at Dresden. He came to the United States in 1872, and was present at teh Peace Jubilee, Boston, where he directed the performance of some of his own music, arriving in New York May w, wher a testimonial concert was given for his benefit at Steinway Hall, May 18. He was received at Philadelphia by the German societies, with torch-light processions and cannonade, May 15, 1872. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876

Academy Book Room

Publisher of "" in Liturgy and Hymnal for the Use of the General Church of the New JerusalemBryn Athyn, PA