William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people.
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Display Title: SunriseFirst Line: When I shall come to the end of my wayTune Title: [When I shall come to the end of my way]Author: W. C. PooleDate: 1936Subject: Heaven | ; Solos and Duets Quartettes |
Display Title: When I Shall Come to the End of My WayFirst Line: When I shall come to the end of my wayTune Title: SUNRISEAuthor: William C. Poole, 1875-1949Meter: 10.10.10.8. with Ref.Scripture: Philippians 3:20Date: 1972Subject: Book One: Hymns, Songs, Chorales | ; Christian Life | Anticipation of Heaven
Display Title: SunriseFirst Line: When I shall come to the end of my wayTune Title: [When I shall come to the end of my way]Author: W. C. PooleDate: 1938Subject: Assurance | ; Heaven and Home | ; Special Selections | Solos, Quartettes, etc.