Born: May 29, 1867, Williamsport, Ohio.
Died: July 20, 1934, Miami, Florida.
John’s wife was songwriter Margaret Harris. His works include:
Waves of Glory No. 1 (Los Angeles, California: Nazarene Publishing Company, 1905) (editor)
Spiritual Songs, edited with his wife Margaret & G. A. McLaughlin (Chicago, Illinois: Christian Witness Publishing Company, circa 1908)
Glorious Gospel in Song (Chicago, Illinois: Christian Witness Publishing Company, 1910) (editor)
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This tune is adapted from Barthélemon's piece Durandarte and Belerma: A Pathetic Scotch Ballad (1797). Some editors describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring to the similarity between this tune and FREU DICH SEHR.