Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915
Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, Indiana.
Died: Dec 21, 1915, Guttenberg, Iowa.
Buried: City cemetery, Guttenberg, Iowa.
Boyhood friend of William A. Ogden, Latta taught for a time in the public schools of Colesburg, Iowa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his lifetime. His works include:
The River of Life (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson Company)
Hall, pp. 173-75
Away to the Woods
Beautiful Robe and Crown
Blessèd Be the Fountain
Bright Glory to Come
Can Jesus See and Hear?
Come to Jesus
He Is Risen
I’m a Child of the King
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Translator: Henry Maxwell Wright
Born in Lisbon, 7 December 1849 to English parents who were Christians. He returned to England and worked in business. After helping Dwight Moody in evangelism campaigns in England in 1874 and 1875 he abandoned his business career and became an evangelist in England and Scotland. He returned to Portugal on several occasions for evangelism meetings and wrote many hymns in Portuguese. Go to person page >