William Andrew Grambling, (sometimes spelled Gramling), born in 1783 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. He was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He composed at least five tunes which can be found in The Southern Harmony. He died in 1874 in Cherokee County, Georgia.
Dianne Shapiro, from Find a Grave website findagrave.com) and The Makers of the Sacred Harp by David Warren Steele and Richard H. Hulan (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010) Go to person page >
Young people all, attention give,
While I address you in God's name;
You who in sin and folly live,
Come hear the counsel of a friend.
I've sought for bliss in glittering toys,
And ranged the luring scenes of vice;
But never knew substantial joys,
Until I heard my Savior's voice.