William M. Runyan (1870-1957) was an Christian composer from the United States who wrote the music to the well-known hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness."
William Marion Runyan was born in Marion, New York in 1870 to a Methodist minister Rev. William White and his wife Hannah (Orcutt) Runyan. As a youth, Runyan served as a church organist and graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Kansas. Runyan attended Northwestern University for three years from 1895 to 1898 and was ordained as a Methodist minister at age twenty-one and then pastored various congregations in Kansas. Starting in 1915 Runyan began writing gospel songs with the encouragement of D.B. Towner of the Moody Bible Institute. In 1923 Runyan moved from Wichita to Chicago. From… Go to person page >
Display Title: Again He'll ComeFirst Line: From Olive's hill, the multitude upgazingTune Title: [From Olive's hill, the multitude upgazing]Author: William Marion RunyanSource: Songs of the Great Salvation (Wichita, Kansas: The Runyan Music Pub. Co., circa 1919), number 139