When I was far away and lost

When I was far away and lost

Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Tune: [When I was far away and lost]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I was far away and lost
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: O, 'tis wonderful



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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #520

Sing Out the Glad News #d84

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