Orlando S. Grinnell was better known as a preacher than a songwriter. Still, the Wayne pastor's single hymn was a hit, not for its timeless melody but for its title. In 1921, the minister wrote a hymn for his flock to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wayne Congregational Church. Grinnell titled it "The Little Home Church by the Wayside."
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Display Title: Christ Is WaitingFirst Line: O sinner, listen while you mayTune Title: [O sinner, listen while you may]Author: Orlando S. GrinnellSource: Gospel Melodies (Cleveland: William R. Smellie, 1885)