Originally from Ohio, Henry was an early leader in the Holiness Movement near Boyertown, Pennsylvania. In 1889 he, answered a call to hold revival meetings in eastern Pennsylvania. Denominational leaders had received requests from congregations there, but had no one to send. Though Henry was only 22 years old, he proved a very effective organizer. He toured eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey for several months each year till 1895. He became a very active evangelist and song writer, holding meetings in every American state and in Britain.
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Harmonizer: Andrew L. Byers
Andrew Linnaeus Byers was born on August 26, 1869 in Albany, Illinois. Byers’ mother was song writer Nancy Byers. In 1890 he became involved with Daniel Warner & Barney Warren in evangelistic work; later joined the Gospel Trumpet publishing company as music editor for a year. He left that work because of health problems and worked as an evangelist and pastor in Idaho & Oregon before taking a pastorate in Sacramento, California, in 1934. He died on November 9, 1952 in Sacramento, California.
His works include:
Birth of a Reformation: The Life and Labors of D. S. Warner, 1922
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Tune Title: [When first I started to seek the Lord]First Line: When first I started to seek the LordComposer: Andrew L. Byers; William J. HenryMeter: 220.127.116.11 RKey: E MajorSource: Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (76); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (100); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Im_Glad_I_Counted_the_Cost)