1865 - 1936 Person Name: P. Bilhorn Composer of "[How swiftly the years of our pilgrimage fly]" in Crowning glory no. 2 Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Roblin (a anagram of his name).
Bilhorn was born on July 22, 1865 in Mendota, Illinois. His family name was originally Pulhorn; it was changed by a judge in Ottawa, Illinois, named Abraham Lincoln. Peter and his brother formed the Eureka Wagon and Carriage Works in Chicago, Illinois. Later, Peter became involved in Gospel music and wrote some 2,000 Gospel songs in his lifetime. He also invented a folding pump organ used at revivals in the late 19th Century, and founded the Bilhorn Folding Organ Company in Chicago, Illinois. His evangelistic work took him into all the states of the Union, Great Britain, and other foreign countries. He was Billy Sunday’s song leader before 1908. He died on December 13, 1936 in Los Angeles, California.
NN, Hymnary. Source: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/i/l/bilhorn_pp.htm
P. P. Bilhorn