William F. Sherwin

William F. Sherwin
Short Name: William F. Sherwin
Full Name: Sherwin, William F. (William Fisk), 1826-1888
Birth Year: 1826
Death Year: 1888

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain through I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, where they are given with his signature. His hymnwriting was limited. The following pieces are in common use:—
1. Grander than ocean's story (1871). The Love of God.
2. Hark, bark, the merry Christmas bells. Christmas Carol.
3. Lo, the day of God is breaking. The Spiritual Warfare.
4. Wake the song of joy and gladness. Sunday School or Temperance Anniversary.
5. Why is thy faith, 0 Child of God, so small. Safety in Jesus.
Mr. Sherwin died at Boston, Massachusetts, April 14, 1888.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Sherwin, W. F., p. 1055, i. Another hymn from his Bright Jewels, 1869, p. 68, is "Sound the battle cry" (Christian Courage), in the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905, and several other collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Texts by William F. Sherwin (75)AsAuthority Languagessort descendingInstances
All praise belongs to thee, O GodWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
All that have life and breathWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Art thou lost, lost, lostW. F. S. (Author)2
Behold the Lamb of God, the sacrifice for sinWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
Bright jewels of songWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)3
Christmas bells are pealing, pealingWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Come join we now in merry songWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Come now with joy and singingWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)1
Dear little doveW. F. Sherwin (Author)1
Entreat me not to leave thee, O pilgrimWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
Father, high in gloryWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Father most holy! To whom all praise belongsWm. F. Sherwin (Author)3
God bless the childrenW. F. S. (Author)1
Grander than [the] ocean's storyWilliam F. Sherwin, 1826-1888 (Author)38
Grant thy blessing now, O LordWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)3
Hail the day, hail the dayW. F. S. (Author)2
Hail the happy dayWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Hark, the Spirit whispers lowWm. F. Sherwin (Author)5
Holy Spirit, give us lightW. F. S. (Author)1
How we love the BibleW. F. S. (Author)1
I am so young, O JesusWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)4
I need thee, O my GodWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)7
Is thy pathway often drearWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)3
It is better to trust to the LordW. F. S. (Author)4
Lo a mighty host the army of the LordWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)5
Lo the children come with singingWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)3
Lo the day of God is breaking see the gleamingW. F. S. (Author)18
Marching on with shout and songWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Now thy throne addressingWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
O come, let us praiseW. F. S. (Author)4
O Father, in these hallowed courtsW. F. Sherwin (Author)1
O heavenly guest thy call I hearW. F. S. (Author)2
O sinner, the Savior is calling, in love He invitesW. F. S. (Author)4
Once more, we lift our soulsWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Over the ocean, from lands far awayW. F. Sherwin (Author)1
Over the river they beckon meW. F. S. (Author)2
Praise the Lord in song, and with glad acclaimWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)8
Se, nu Kampens Dag frembryderWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Shout for joy, come before the LordW. F. S. (Author)7
Sing aloud a joyful chorusW. F. S. (Author)5
Sing of Christ, sing of ChristWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Sounding from the bell of timeW. F. S. (Author)2
Speed the gospel armyWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)4
Stimmt das KriegsliedWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Tell thy Savior when the journey seems too wearisomeW. F. S. (Author)3
The Lord loveth a cheerful giverW. F. S. (Author)1
The Master is come and calleth for thee (Sherwin)William F. Sherwin (Author)2
To God we lift our joyful songsW. F. S. (Author)2
To thee, O heavenly Father, Our hymns of praise we singWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Up from the sealed tombWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Wake the song of joy and gladnessWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)13
Wake, wake the song, our glad jubileeW. F. S. (Author)15
We gather rejoicing todayWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
We're the childrenW. F. S. (Author)1
When now with joy and singingW. F. S. (Author)2
While we read thy holy wordW. F. Sherwin (Author)2
Why is Sarah standing thereWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Why is thy faith, O child of God, so smallW. F. Sherwin (Author)17
With cheerful songs, eternal KingWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
With gladsome hearts our praise we bringWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)4
With grateful hearts and songs of joyWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
With heart and voice, in holy exultationWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)4
With return of spring, once again we bringWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Come with hearts and voices now and sing a gospel songWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)English10
Galilee, bright GalileeWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)English55
In the march of life through the toil and strifeW. F. S. (Author)English6
Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nighWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)English215
Why is thy faith in God's great love so smallWilliam F. Sherwin, 1826-1888 (Author)English3
Schaut, es dämmert fern im Osten!W. F. Sherwin (Author)German3
Ala! Oho e!Wm. F. Sherwin (Author)Hawaiian3
Galilaia la'ela'e eWm. F. Sherwin (Author)Hawaiian3
Con acentos de alegría Hoy loamos al SeñorWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)Spanish2
¡Loor a ti, mi Dios, loor a ti!W. S. (Author)Spanish1
Siervos de Jesús, hombres de verdadWilliam Sherwin (Author)Spanish5
Galilea a narañgaWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)Tagalog2

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