William F. Sherwin › Texts

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 descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Ala! Oho e!Wm. F. Sherwin (Author)Hawaiian3
All praise belongs to thee, O GodW. F. S. (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 Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Come now with joy and singingWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)1
When now with joy and singingW. F. S. (Author)2
Come with hearts and voices now and sing a gospel songW. F. Sherwin (Author)English10
Con acentos de alegría Hoy loamos al SeñorWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)Spanish2
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
Galilaia la'ela'e eWm. F. Sherwin (Author)Hawaiian3
Galilea a narañgaWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)Tagalog2
Galilee, bright GalileeWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)English55
God bless the childrenW. F. S. (Author)1
Grander than [the] ocean's storyWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)38
Grant thy blessing now, O LordWilliam Fisk 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 lowWilliam 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 Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
I need thee, O my GodWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)7
In the march of life through the toil and strifeW. F. S. (Author)English6
Is thy pathway often drearWilliam F. 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 gleamingWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)18
¡Loor a ti, mi Dios, loor a ti!W. S. (Author)Spanish1
Marching on with shout and songW. F. S. (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 hearWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
O sinner, the Savior is calling, in love He invitesW. F. S. (Author)4
Once more, we lift our soulsW. F. S. (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 F. Sherwin (Author)8
Schaut, es dämmert fern im Osten!William F. Sherwin (Author)German3
Se, nu Kampens Dag frembryderWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Shout for joy, come before the LordW. F. S. (Author)7
Siervos de Jesús, hombres de verdadWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)Spanish5
Sing aloud a joyful chorusW. F. S. (Author)5
Sing of Christ, sing of ChristW. F. S. (Author)2
Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nighWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)English215
Sounding from the bell of timeWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Speed the gospel armyWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
Stimmt das KriegsliedWilliam F. 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 singW. 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 jubileeWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)15
We gather rejoicing todayWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
We're the childrenW. F. S. (Author)1
While we read thy holy wordWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Why is Sarah standing thereWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Why is thy faith in God's great love so smallWilliam F. Sherwin, 1826-1888 (Author)English3
Why is thy faith, O child of God, so smallW. F. Sherwin (Author)17
With cheerful songs, eternal KingWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
With gladsome hearts our praise we bringWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)4
With grateful hearts and songs of joyWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
With heart and voice, in holy exultationWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
With return of spring, once again we bringWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2

Data Sources

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.