Showing early musical promise, William Marion Runyan (b. Marion, NY, 1870; d. Pittsburg, KS, 1957) was a substitute church organist by the age of twelve. He became a Methodist minister in 1891 and served several churches in Kansas but turned to evangelism in 1903; he worked for the Central Methodist Conference for the next twenty years. Following that service, Runyan became pastor at the Federated Church at John Brown University, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Editor of Christian Workers Magazine, he also served the Moody Bible Institute and was an editor for Hope Publishing Company until his retirement in 1948. Runyan wrote a number of hymn texts, gospel songs, and hymn tunes.
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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