Don't Forget That Promise

When you left the homestead in the happy long ago

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [When you left the homestead in the happy long ago]
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: When you left the homestead in the happy long ago
Title: Don't Forget That Promise
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Don't forget the promise that you gave
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Calvary Hymns #295

Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 2 #d267

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Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 3 #222

Home Gospel Songs No. 2 #d258

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