The cry of the soul

I long have sought a place below

Author: Alma White
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Alma White

Alma Bridwell White was born in 1862 in Lewis County, Ky. She received an A.B. from Millersburg (Ky) Female College and, later, A.M. and D.D. degrees from Alma White College, which she founded. After a teaching career, White became interested in preaching after marrying the Rev. Kent White, an Methodist minister. Since women preachers were frowned upon, she started preaching on street corners and organizing revival meetings. In 1902 she organized the Pillar of Fire Church, based in Zeraphath, New Jersey, which split from Methodism and adhered to the Holiness movement. She was consecrated a bishop in 1918. She travelled with her message across the United States and into Europe. She was a powerful force, founding colleges, operating radio sta… Go to person page >

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First Line: I long have sought a place below
Title: The cry of the soul
Author: Alma White
Refrain First Line: I've wandered far away from home

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Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d153

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