If Christ had not come

How dark and how hopeless

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How dark and how hopeless
Title: If Christ had not come
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Refrain First Line: Ah, what would we do



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Celestial Chimes #d22

Hosannas (for Sunday Schools, conventions, etc.) #d32

Telegrams: Our 1918 Message to the Church #d33

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