Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 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: He gave himself for meFirst Line: The debt I owed I could not prayTune Title: [The debt I owed I could not pray]Author: J. W. V.Date: 1917Subject: Consecration | ; Duets | ; Love | ; Sufferings of Christ | ; The Blood of Christ |
Display Title: He Gave Himself For Me.First Line: The debt I owed I could not payTune Title: [The debt I owed I could not pay]Author: J. W. Van DeVenterDate: 1920Subject: Atonement and the Cross | ; Duets | ; Future, The | ; Jesus | ; Salvation and Sanctification |