Nathaniel Niles

Short Name: Nathaniel Niles
Full Name: Niles, Nathaniel, 1835-1917
Birth Year: 1835
Death Year: 1917

Franck Nathaniel Niles USA 1835-1917. Born at South Kingstown, RI, grandson of Rv Nathaniel Niles, he was educated at Philips Andover Academy for the legal profession and admitted to the NY Bar in 1857. He practiced law at Providence, RI and in New York City. In the 1870s he was living in Morristown, NJ. In 1872 he served as speaker of the NJ state assembly. He published a plan in 1868 for the “Construction of a ship canal between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Central America”. In 1879 he became Government Director of the Union Pacific Railroad. He was also made President of Tradesman’s National Bank of New York City. Information found says he and his wife (unnamed) had a son, Alex. His hymn was written while traveling in a streetcar.

John Perry
Niles, Nathaniel, was b. Sept. 15, 1835, and educated for the legal profession. He practised at Providence, Rhode Island. His hymn, "Precious promise God hath given" (Promise of Rest), was written whilst travelling in a street car, circa 1871, and is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Texts by Nathaniel Niles (9)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Al cansado peregrinoNathaniel Niles (Author)Spanish8
從地去天疲倦客旅 (Cóng de qù tiān píjuàn kè lǚ)Nathaniel Niles (Author)Chinese2
Dyra loefte Gud har gifvitNathaniel Niles (Author)2
Dyre Loefter, Gud har givetNathaniel Niles (Author)2
കർത്തൻ തന്ന നൽ വാഗ്ദാനം, ആർത്തനാം സഞ്ചാരിക്കായ് (Karttan tanna nal vāgdānaṁ, ārttanāṁ sañcārikkāy)Nathaniel Niles (Author)Malayalam2
Precious promise God hath givenNathaniel Niles (Author)English106
Teures Wort aus Gottes Munde, für den müden Pilger hierNathaniel Niles (Author)German1
Teures Wort in dunklen ZeitenNath. Niles (Author)German4
'Tis I, be not afraidNathaniel Niles (Author)English3

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