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While wandering to and fro

While wandering to and fro

Author: William Hunter
Published in 20 hymnals

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While wandering to and fro
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: Give me Jesus



Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

Early Western Pennsylvanian Hymns and Hymn Tunes 1816-1846 #d15

English and German Gospel Songs, or The Ebenezer Hymnal #d292

Fruits and Flowers #d179

Heavenly Recruit Praise Hymns #d111

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Hymns selected from various authors #541

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d349

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The Chorus #59

The Church Harp #d121

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The Minstrel of Zion #51

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The Revivalist #98

The Select Hymn and Song Book #d358

The Social Harp. Rev. #d436

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d261

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