In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the many people who benefit from Hymnary on a regular basis.
So far in 2021 we have had more than 8 million people from more than 200 countries around the globe come to the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure.
If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
Samuel M. Bixby was born on May 27, 1833 in Haverhill, New Hampshire. His company, S. M. Bixby & Company, manufactured shoe blackings and shoe dressings, but music was his passion. He was also a Sunday school superintendent and choir leader. He died on March 11, 1912 in Fordham, New York. His works include:
Church and Home Hymnal, circa 1893
Evangel Songs, circa 1894
Gloria Deo: A Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in All Departments of the Church (New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1901)
NN, Hymnary. Source: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/i/x/bixby_sm.htm
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Go forward, Christian soldier,
Beneath His banner true!
The Lord Himself, thy Leader,
Shall all thy foes subdue.
His love foretells thy trials;
He knows thine hourly need;
He can with bread of heaven
Thy fainting spirit feed.