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Glen Wright

Composer of "NATICK" in The Sacred Harp

Granville Wright

Composer (melody) of "[Come unto me, all ye that labor]" in Salvation Echoes

H. A. Wright

Composer of "[When the trials of life here are ended]" in The Blessed Way

Hal Wright

Arranger of "[Waiting in silence, waiting in hope]" in Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.)

Harold Wright

Author of "On God's Tomorrow"

Helen L. Wright

b. 1927 Paraphraser of "Psalm 34:9-22" in The Presbyterian Hymnal Helen L. Wright (b. 1927) wrote the refrain for the Psalter Task Force of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), for which she served as chair. A native of Baltic, Ohio, Helen Wright is a graduate of the College of Wooster with a B.A. degree in English. For some years she served as treasurer and bookkeeper for her husband's medical corporation. She is an organist for the Presbyterian Church of Coshocton, Ohio, a position she has held for twenty-four years. Wright served on the Advisory Council for discipleship and worship of the United Presbyterian Church U.S.A. prior to the reunion of 1983. --The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion, 1993

Henry Maxwell Wright

1849 - 1931 Author, stanzas 1, 2 of "Oh, Vinde Adorar!" Born in Lisbon, 7 December 1849 to English parents who were Christians. He returned to England and worked in business. After helping Dwight Moody in evangelism campaigns in England in 1874 and 1875 he abandoned his business career and became an evangelist in England and Scotland. He returned to Portugal on several occasions for evangelism meetings and wrote many hymns in Portuguese.

J. Wright

Author of "Hark! the Angels Singing"

J. B. Wright

Author of "They will follow me on"

J. B. F. Wright

1877 - 1959 Author of "The great resurrection morn" Wright, John Braselton Fillmore (Tennessee, February 21, 1877--October 13, 1959, Brownwood, Texas). Church of God. Son of George W. and Casandra (Coley) Wright; educated in the public schools of Limestone County, Texas (at Groesbeck, Prairie Point and old Box Church); studied music in one eighteen-day singing school near Hamlin, Jones County, Texas. Married Fannie Jackson, February 13, 1898; children Harvey, Myrtle, Calvin, Carey, Leonard, Grace and Dudley. Wrote over 200 songs, both music and poetry. Began writing at about fifteen years of age; stated that "I write by inspiration, only when the mood comes on the words and melody flow from my soul like the water from a babbling brook; without this inspiration I could not write; 'Precious Memories' was born in the midnight hours as I bathed by pillow with tears, likewise all my songs came through life's severest tests." --William J. Reynolds, DNAH Archives The source of Wright's tears mentioned above was the memory of the death of his son, Everett Jackson Wright, at the age of 3 1/2 in 1922. A detailed account of this and the writing of "Precious Memories" can be found in the May 1952 edition of the Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama), a copy of which is located in the DNAH Archives.


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