Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill.
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 >
Display Title: I Will Tell JesusFirst Line: I’ve a dear Savior, ready to listenTune Title: LUBLINAuthor: Julia H. JohnstonMeter: 10.8.10.8 DSource: Children's Meetings, and How to Conduct Them by Lucy J. Rider and Nelle M. Carman (Chicago: Fleming H. Revell, 1884)