John Harrison Tenney, 1840-1918
Born: November 22, 1840, Rowley, Massachusetts.
Born just after the presidential campaign of "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too," Tenney was named after American president William Henry Harrison. A deacon in the Congregational Church in Linebrook, Massachusetts, he edited or was associate editor of over 30 books, and contributed to hundreds more. His works include:
American Male Choir
Temperance Jewels, with Elisha Hoffman (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson & Company, 1879)
Bells of Victory, with Elisha Hoffman (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson & Com… Go to person page >
Calm on the listening ear of night
Come heaven's melodious strains,
Where wild Judea stretches far
Her silver-mantled plains.
Celestial choirs from courts above
Shed sacred glories there;
And angels, with their sparkling lyres,
Make music on the air.