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William Walker (composer)

William Walker (May 6, 1809 – September 24, 1875) was an American Baptist song leader, shape note “singing master”, and compiler of four shape note tunebooks, most notable of which was The Southern Harmony.

William Willes

William Willes (1814–1890) was an early Latter-day Saint songwriter and, along with Hugh Findlay, was one of the first Mormon missionaries to enter India.
Willes was born in England. He was well-educated and by the age of 22 became head of a boys’ college in Cardiff, Wales. He lost his position as a result of joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1848. In 1851 he and Findlay traveled to India, where they met limited success. He sailed for the United States in 1855.
Willes served as a “Sabbath School missionary” after his arrival in Utah. He was an accomplished singer and premiered a song by Eliza R. Snow at the Salt Lake City 4 July celebration in 1861.
Willes has the following hymns to his credit in the current LDS hymnal:
Come Along, Come Along, 244
Thanks for the Sabbath School, 278
Willes is no relation to early Mormon figure William S. S. Willes.

Paul Cardall

Paul Layton Cardall (born April 24, 1973) is an American pianist known for his original compositions and arrangements of various hymns. His music is frequently categorized as New Age, Classical, and Religious. Cardall has had three of his works make it to number one on billboard charts.
Cardall’s soothing, melodic style is born out of his compassion to help others endure hardship and connect to the strength of the soul. The passion he exudes during his performances is rooted in personal experience because the pianist has endured difficult challenges. He was born with essentially half a functioning heart, which required immediate surgery when Cardall was less than a day old. His life-threatening congenital heart disease and a series of difficult surgeries throughout his life, including a heart transplant, has given Cardall wisdom, depth and understanding that only music could express to heal hearts and minds of people all over the world.
Based in Salt Lake City, Paul has built a loyal – and ever growing – audience around the world through several social media channels. From Cairo to Chicago, Sydney to Madrid, Paul’s fans live in more than 100 nations. He adds 200 new listeners per day, reaches more than 600,000 Facebook users per week and garners more than 15 million subscribers to his Pandora Radio station.
In addition to his recording career, Paul founded Stone Angel Music in 1999, which owns a catalogue of recordings by other similar artists. He launched cellist Steven Sharp Nelson’s (The Piano Guys) recording career releasing three recordings which debuted on Billboard classical charts. As part of Stone Ange Music, Paul built one of Salt Lake City’s premier recording studios.
In 2011, Utah State Board of Regents awarded Paul with an honorary doctorate because of his community service. As an executive board member of the Saving tiny Hearts Society 501(c)3, Paul actively promotes congenital heart disease medical research. Shortly after receiving a heart transplant in 2009, Paul established an endowment at Salt Lake Community College that awards annual scholarships for students affected by congenital heart disease. In addition to volunteer service related to healing hearts, Paul is an ordained lay-minister in his Christian faith and speaks and performs regularly to non-denominational congregations world-wide.

W. H. Jude

William Herbert Jude (1851-1922), usually credited as W.H. Jude, was an English composer and organist. Born in Westleton, Suffolk in September 1851, his parents later moved to Norfolk. He was a precocious child, and attended Wisbech Grammar School where records note that by age eight he was composing incidental music for school plays. He later attended Liverpool Organ School and Liverpool College of Music.
By 1881, Jude was listed in the census as living at 33 Oxford Street, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool with his wife Catherine. At this time, he was organist for the Blue Coat Hospital and Stretford Town Hall near Manchester, as well as being a lecturer and teacher. As a recitalist, he was asked to “open” over 1000 new organs across the UK, Ireland and Australia. He was frequently referred to as “the most brilliant organist of the day”.
Christian texts and topics appear frequently in Jude’s compositions. He was an admirer of the British evangelist Rodney “Gipsy” Smith, and published a collection of Gipsy Smith’s Favourite Solos in 1903. Jude appears to have supported the temperance movement; “Fight the Drink”, a song by Jude with lyrics by A Sargant, appears in a collection of his music with the note that it was “sung at the Crystal Palace Festival by 5000 people”. Between 1890 and 1894, the composer embarked on a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Beginning in 1904, he served as editor for several musical periodicals, including Monthly Hymnal, Minister of Music, and Music and the Higher Life. He also compiled several hymnbooks; Mission Hymns in 1911 and Festival Hymns in 1916. He died on 8 August 1922 in London.

Griffith Griffith

Griffith Wynne Griffith (4 February 1883 – 2 February 1967) was a Welsh Presbyterian minister, who became one of the leaders of the denomination. He was also editor of two journals, a member of the committee for a new translation of the Bible into Welsh and a member of the Council and Court of Governors of University College, Bangor. He also wrote and translated many hymns.

Godfrey Thring

Godfrey Thring (25 March 1823 – 13 September 1903), was an Anglican clergyman and hymn writer.

Katherine Hankey

Arabella Katherine Hankey (January 12, 1834 – May 9, 1911) was an English Missionary & Nurse who is best known for being the author of the poem The Old, Old Story, from which the hymns “Tell me the old, old story” and “I Love to Tell the Story”, were derived.

Amos Sutton

To be distinguished from Amos Sutton Hayden (1813-1880)
Amos Sutton (1802 in Sevenoaks in Kent – 17 August 1854 in Cuttack, Odisha) was an English General Baptist missionary to Odisha, India, and hymn writer.
He published the first English grammar of the Odia language (1831), a History (1839), and Geography (1840), then the first dictionary of the Odia language (1841-3). and translated the Bible into the Odia language.
He also composed a hymn to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne”: “Hail, sweetest, dearest tie.” and wrote a History of the mission to Orissa: the site of the temple of Juggernaut 1835.

John Ellerton

The Rev. John Ellerton (16 December 1826 – 15 June 1893) was a hymn writer and hymnologist.

Walter H. Farquharson

Walter Henry Farquharson (born 30 May 1936) was Moderator of the United Church of Canada from 1990–1992. Born near Rosetown, Saskatchewan, he was educated at the University of Saskatchewan (BA, 1957) and St Andrew’s College in the University of Saskatchewan (BD, 1961). After his ordination in 1960 he did a year of post-graduate study in Edinburgh, where he was also assistant minister at Morningside Parish Church. Returning to Canada he became the minister of the United Church in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, where he remained until his retirement, and also, believing that ministry involves the whole of life, an English teacher in the local high school.
He is a noted hymn-writer; three of his hymns were published in The Hymn Book (Anglican and United Churches of Canada, 1971); one of his best-known, “Men go to God when they are sorely placed,” a translation of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Menschen gehen zu Gott in ihrer Nott, also appeared in The Australian Hymn Book (Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregational and Roman Catholic). Voices United, the United Church’s successor hymnal to The Hymn Book (1971) contains thirteen Farquharson hymns. The Farquharson/Klusmeier collaboration “Walls That Divide” is sung at worship in churches throughout the world.

Henry Twells

Rev. Canon Henry Twells (1823–1900) was an Anglican clergyman, hymn writer and poet. His best known hymn was “At Even, Ere the Sun Was Set”. He also wrote the well-known poem, “Time’s Paces” that depicts the apparent speeding up of time as we become older. A younger brother, Edward Twells, was the first Bishop of Bloemfontein.

George Hugh Bourne

George Hugh Bourne was a hymnodist, schoolmaster and warden, chaplain to the Bishop of Bloemfontein, and ultimately on the staff of Salisbury Cathedral as Sub-dean and Prebendary. He was born on 8 November 1840 at St Paul’s Cray, Kent, England, and died on 2 December 1925 at St. Edmund’s College, Salisbury, England.

Mark Hill Forscutt

Mark Hill Forscutt (19 June 1834 – 18 October 1903) was an English hymn writer and a leader in several denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. A convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), Forscutt broke with that denomination for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the practice of plural marriage. Forscutt went on to serve in leadership positions in the Morrisite sect and later in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS Church).
Forscutt was born in Godmanchester, England. When Forscutt joined the LDS Church as a 19-year-old in 1853, his father disowned him and insisted that he move out of his childhood home. From 1855 to 1860, Forscutt was a missionary for the LDS Church in England.
Forscutt was married in March 1860 to fellow Latter-day Saint Elizabeth Unsworth. On their marriage day, Forscutt and his wife began their emigration to Utah Territory with the intention of joining the gathering of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. Upon arriving in Utah, he became a secretary to Brigham Young, the president of the LDS Church. Shortly after his arrival, Forscutt began to learn about the LDS practice of plural marriage, which he had not been aware of previously. This discovery, combined with other disagreements with Brigham Young, led Forscutt to disassociate himself from the LDS Church. Forscutt became affiliated with a group led by Joseph Morris; he was an apostle in the Morrisite organization and was involved in the 1861 Morrisite War. After these incidents, Forscutt joined the United States Army unit at Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City and was stationed in Ruby Valley (now Nevada) before returning to Salt Lake City.
In 1865, Forscutt joined the RLDS Church in Salt Lake City. He soon left the territory fearing for his life as an apostate from the LDS Church. Forscutt became a close personal friend of Joseph Smith III. Forscutt later served as a full-time missionary for the RLDS Church in England and the Society Islands. He was a copyist in the process that led to the publication of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible in 1866. Forscutt composed a number of hymns and was the editor of Saints’ Harmony, an RLDS Church hymnal published in 1889.
Forscutt was a preacher in the RLDS Church until his death. On 2 May 1879, Forscutt preached the sermon at the funeral of Emma Smith Bidamon, the widow of Joseph Smith, Jr. and mother of Joseph Smith III.
Mark and Elizabeth Forscutt were the parents of three children Amy Forscutt Parr, Ruby Forscutt Faunce, and Mark Zenas Forscutt. They divorced in 1867.

Leonard N. Fowles

Leonard Nowell Fowles (6 October 1870 – 18 January 1939) was an English organist and choirmaster, classical music composer, arranger, teacher, adjudicator and conductor, best remembered for his hymn tunes “Golders Green” and “Phoenix”.

Joseph Nicholds

Joseph Nicholds (ca.1785–1860) was a player of the keyed bugle and a composer of sacred music, today known as West gallery music.

John Samuel Bewley Monsell

The Rev. John Samuel Bewley Monsell (March 2, 1811 – April 9, 1875) was an Irish Anglican clergyman and poet.

John L. Bell

John Lamberton Bell (born 1949, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire) is a hymn-writer. A Church of Scotland minister, he is a member of the Iona Community, a broadcaster, and former student activist. He works throughout the world, lecturing in theological colleges in the UK, Canada and the United States, but is primarily concerned with the renewal of congregational worship at the grass roots level.

Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor (17 April 1795, Banham, Norfolk – 11 March 1872, St Pancras, London) was an English poet, children’s writer and hymn writer.

William Tans’ur

William Tans’ur (or Tansur, Tanzer, Letansur) (6 November 1706, Dunchurch – 7 October 1783, St. Neots) was an English hymn-writer, composer of West gallery music, and teacher of music. His output includes approximately a hundred hymn tunes and psalm settings and a Te Deum. His manual A New Musical Grammar (1746) was still popular in the nineteenth century.

Eudora Stone Bumstead

Eudora Stone Bumstead’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Joseph Stennett

Joseph Stennett (1663 – 11 July 1713) was an English Seventh Day Baptist minister and hymnwriter.

William Gadsby

William Gadsby (1773–1844) was an English Baptist pastor. In addition to pastoring, Gadsby planted churches, and was an early leader of the Strict and Particular Baptist movement in England. Although he was not formally educated, Gadsby was regarded by his contemporaries as an excellent preacher and pastor who championed the cause of social justice and opposed the established Elizabethan Church.
In 1805 he became pastor of Black Lane Chapel, Strict Baptist church in Manchester, England, and held that position until he died.

Ruth C. Duck

Ruth C. Duck’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Robert Robinson (Baptist)

Robert Robinson (27 September 1735 – 9 June 1790) was a determined English Dissenter, an influential Baptist and scholar who made a lifelong study of the antiquity and history of Christian Baptism. He was also author of the hymns “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and “Mighty God, while angels bless Thee,” the former of which he wrote at age 22 after converting to Methodism. The latter was later set to music by Dr John Randall, Music Professor at Cambridge.

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