Wonderful City

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Over the river, shining forever
Title: Wonderful City
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Wonderful city, beautiful city

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Complete Christian Hymnal #d150

Everlasting Praises No. 2 #d102

Everlasting Praises No. 4 #d89

From the Cross to the Crown No. 2 #d134

Gospel Quartets #d118

Living Songs of Faith and Hope #d137

New and Old Gospel Songs and Hymns #d110

Our Favorite Hymnal #d251

Our Leader #d92

Quartet Song Book No. 3 #d63

Radiant Joy #77

Spiritual Evangel: a Book of Songs with Soul Appeal #d132

Sunday School and Revival Songs No.2 #d160

The Crown #d102

World Wide Church Songs #d149

Zion Songs, Spiritual Hymns #d122

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