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John H. Sammis

Short Name: John H. Sammis
Full Name: Sammis, John H. (John Henry), 1846-1919
Birth Year: 1846
Death Year: 1919

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns.

Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)

Texts by John H. Sammis (78)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
當我與主同行 (Dāng wǒ yǔ zhǔ tóngxíng)John H. Sammis (Author)Chinese2
إن تبعنا الحبيبJ. H. Sammis (Author)Arabic2
“A little while,”—be brave, be strongJ. H. Sammis (Author)2
Aia hele kakou, Me ka Haku, IesuJ. H. Sammis, 1846-1919 (Author)Hawaiian3
Al andar con Jesús en su fúlgida luzJ. H. Sammis (Author)Spanish3
Awanto ti ulepRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)Tagalog2
Be strong, my soul, to will and doJ. H. Sammis (Author)2
Be up, my soul, and doingJ. H. Sammis (Author)English6
Boatman, my spirit is yearningRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)2
By grace redeemed through thy bloodJ. H. Sammis (Author)4
By thine eye, O God, all seekingJ. H. Sammis (Author)5
Come, Holy Spirit, and anewJ. H. Sammis (Author)4
Come, thou apart and rest awhileJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
Cuando andamos con DiosJohn H. Sammis (Author)Spanish2
Cuando andemos con Dios escuchando su vozJ. H. Sammis (Author)Spanish4
Em Jesus confiar, suas leis observarJohn Henry Sammis (Author)Portuguese2
Father, heavenly Father, unto thee we cryJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
Father in Thy love draw near usJohn H. Sammis (Author)2
Father, my feeble faith takes holdJ. H. Sammis (Author)2
Friend saloonist, I'm a-thinkin'J. H. Sammis (Author)2
Gnadengrund, mein bestes TeilJ. H. Sammis (Author)German3
Go tell it to Jesus, go tell him thy woeRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)3
Great things the Lord has done for meJ. H. Sammis (Author)4
Ha az Úrral járunkJohn H. Sammis (Author)Hungarian2
Have you heard of the wonderful storyJohn Henry Sammis (Author)3
I am going home in the good old wayJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
I have found the living fountainRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)2
I have toiled for gold in the heat and coldJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
Ist der Herr unser HortJohn H. Sammis (Author)German2
It is written in the Book, Hallelujah!J. H. Sammis (Author)6
It’s all of Grace; though marred by sinJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
Let Jesus have his wayJ. H. Sammis (Author)4
Let us live while we live, for the good we can doJ. H. Sammis (Author)2
Lord, hear our prayer (Sammis)J. H. Sammis (Author)2
Mahvesevotsė JesusJohn H. Sammis (Author)Cheyenne2
My boy, the wide world is before youJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
My weary soul for rest and shelterJohn H. Sammis (Author)2
Naar vi vandrer med GudJ. H. Sammis (Author)Norwegian2
Now to the Lord our God upraiseJ. H. Sammis (Author)2
O du, der auf dem breiten WegJohn Henry Sammis (Author)German1
O soul on worldly pleasures bentJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
O wonderful, wonderful graceRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)4
Of all the woes recorded by seer or prophet dreadJ. H. Sammis (Author)2
Oh, how blest is the man unto whom He hath saidRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)2
O where will you be when eternity dawnsRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)3
On Calvary my Savior diedJ. H. Sammis (Author)English7
Once afar from home I wanderedJ. H. Sammis (Author)2
Para andar con JesúsJohn H. Sammis (Author)Spanish4
Pardon in Jesus, my brotherJ. H. Sammis (Author)5
Plead with the God of loveJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
Saved by grace alone, God's own Word believingJ. H. Sammis (Author)English15
Savior, but for love like ThineJohn H. Sammis (Author)English2
Sieh im heil'gen BibelbuchJ. H. Sammis (Author)German2
Soldiers of the Living GodJohn H. Sammis (Author)2
The life I lived was low and meanJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
There are friends beloved in gloryJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
There is only one way to get right with GodJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
Thou blessed Lord Jesus, my treasure divineJ. H. Sammis (Author)3
To thee, who from the narrow roadRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)13
Today, today the Father waitsJohn H. Sammis (Author)2
Trust and obey, for there's no other wayRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)2
Was braucht mein Herz voll Sorge sein?J. H. Sammis (Author)German3
Wayward feet are homeward turningRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)2
We all like sheep have gone astray, We've turned us each to his own wayJ. H. Sammis (Author)English6
We are one with the Son, reckoned holy as HeJ. H. Sammis (Author)2
We know not yet what we shall be, Though now the sons of GodRev. J. H. Sammis (Author)3
Wenn auf Jesum wir schau'nJohn H. Sammis (Author)German1
Wenn wir wandeln in HerrnJohn H. Sammis (Author)German1
Wenn wir wandeln mit GottJohn H. Sammis (Author)German1
Wer dem Heiland gehörtJohn H. Sammis (Author)German2
Wer dem Heiland still lauschtJ. H. Sammis (Author)1
What a change that will beJ. H. Sammis (Author)2
What were we when mercy found usJohn Henry Sammis (Author)4
When the night comes on and the work is doneJ. H. Sammis (Author)4
When we walk with the LordJ. H. Sammis (Author)English403
Why should I charge my soul with careJ. H. Sammis (Author)English38
Wie hirtenlos, in Sturmesweh'nJohn Henry Sammis (Author)German1
Ye sons of men to you we bringJohn Henry Sammis (Author)3
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