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

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