Russel Kelso Carter was a professor in the Pennsylvania Military College of Chester. While there he was licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church. He became very active in leading camp meetings and revivals. After failing health forced him to abandon this work, he studied and became a medical doctor as well as a writer. He wrote novels as well as hymns.
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: What A Reaping!First Line: Oh! the sowing time seems wearyTune Title: [Oh! the sowing time seems weary]Author: Russell Kelso CarterSource: The Gospel Hymnal by Edwin O. Excell (Cincinnati: Jenniesn & Pye, 1899)