Sweet words of Jesus

How sweet the words of Jesus

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Published in 6 hymnals

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

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First Line: How sweet the words of Jesus
Title: Sweet words of Jesus
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: O sweet bright flowers
Copyright: Public Domain

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Green Pastures for the Lambs #d29

Sabbath School Trumpet #d31

The Evergreen #d34

The Golden Promise #d37

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The New Shining Star #70

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The Shining Star #70

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