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

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