[Word of God, O sacred treasure]

[Word of God, O sacred treasure]

Composer: William Marion Runyan (1919)
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Composer: William Marion Runyan

William M. Runyan (1870-1957) was an Christian composer from the United States who wrote the music to the well-known hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." William Marion Runyan was born in Marion, New York in 1870 to a Methodist minister Rev. William White and his wife Hannah (Orcutt) Runyan. As a youth, Runyan served as a church organist and graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Kansas. Runyan attended Northwestern University for three years from 1895 to 1898 and was ordained as a Methodist minister at age twenty-one and then pastored various congregations in Kansas. Starting in 1915 Runyan began writing gospel songs with the encouragement of D.B. Towner of the Moody Bible Institute. In 1923 Runyan moved from Wichita to Chicago. From… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William Marion Runyan (1919)
Incipit: 33717 55153 12617
Key: F Major
Source: Songs of the Great Salvation (Wichita, Kansas: The Runyan Music Pub. Co., circa 1919), number 153
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #7614
Text: Word of God
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