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J. W. Willmarth

1835 - 1911 Author of "O Father, Lord of earth and heaven" Willmarth, James W., was born in Paris, where his father laboured as a Baptist minister, Dec. 23, 1835. He entered the American Baptist ministry in 1860. His hymn "O Father, Lord of earth and heaven" (Holy Baptism ) was written in 1867, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It was used at a public baptism at Wakefield, Massachusetts, June 30, 1867. In 1871 it was given, abbreviated to 4 stanzas, in the Baptist Praise Book. It was also rewritten in 5 stanzas, and included in the Baptist

Willie Willmurth

Author of "Bells of glory will be ringing"

Frank Willoughby

Author of "Abiding in Jesus" in Sermons in Song No. 3

Lena Willoughby

Author of "Sing, Child of God" in The Brethren Songbook


Author of "There's joy in heaven when falls the tear"

Calvin L. Wills

Person Name: Calvin Wills Author of "Praise His Name"

H. Wills

Author of "Gedenke deines Schöpfers" in Glockenklänge

J. I. Wills

Author of "You Will Never Miss Your Mother"

Lois B. Wills

Author of "Rise, men of destiny, our troubled planet calls" Wills, Lois Bailey. Born in Scituit, Massachusetts; daughter of Albert Edward Bailey. B.S. from Northwestern University. Housewife and writer of Sturbridge, Mass. --The Hymn Society, DNAH Archives

W. G. Wills

1841 - 1891 Author of "In our work and in our play, Jesus, ever with us stay" Wills, Whitefield Glanville, son of the late H. O. Wills, of Bristol, was b. at Bristol Oct. 28, 1841, and died at Ealing Oct. 2, 1891. In 1881 he printed a small collection of original Hymns for Occasional Use. Three of his hymns are in School Hymns, 1891:— 1. Father, Thy children come to-night. [Evening.] Written about 1876; 1881 as above, p. 24. 2. In our work and in our play, Jesus, ever with us stay. [Children of God.] Written in Sept. 1891 for School Hymns, 1891, No. 335. 3. We bring to Thee, dear Saviour. [Trust in Jesus.] Written about 1880; 1881 as above, p. 9. The School Hymns, 1891, also contains a hymn by his wife, Lucy Helen née Hebblethwaite, which begins "Always with Thee I Ever near!" (Trust in God). [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)


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