Special Sub-Topic: Name the Hymn Composer
|Through her experiences and Bible study, she wrote the words to this song in 1870, at the age of 61: who wrote the words to 'Take the Name of Jesus With You '?|
Lydia Baxter. Lydia Baxter was an invalid, nevertheless she was cheerful. When asked about her triumph over pain, she would reply, "I have the name of Jesus."
|Who wrote the words to 'Jesus Loves Me'?|
Anna B. Warner. It was written 1860 for a novel written by sister, Susan, 'Say and Seal'. In the book, Mr. Linden comforts Johnny Fax, a dying child, with the words.
|Written in 1898, who wrote the words to 'Higher Ground'?|
Johnson Oatman, Jr. He was ordained by the Methodist Episcopal denomination, but never pastored a church. His hymns were well liked, but he was never payed more than $1.00 for them.
|Who is the author of 'It Is Well with My Soul'?|
Horatio G. Spafford. He was an attorney. He had one boy and four girls. His boy had died earlier, and he lost property in the Chicago Fire. When his family prepared to go on a trip to Europe, he had other business, and sent his wife and daughters ahead. His daughters died on the ship as it sank. When he went to rejoin his wife, he had the inspiration to write this song. He wrote it in 1873, at the approximate spot where his daughters had drowned.
|Who wrote the words to this hymn of the ages: 'Jesus, Lover of My Soul'?|
Charles Wesley. He was preaching in Ireland, whne a mob assaulted him. He fled to a farmhouse, where a kind lady, Jane Moore, diverted the mob's attention. He escaped out the rear window to a little brook beside a hedge. There he wrote the words to this hymn of the ages.
|Who wrote the words to 'How Great Thou Art'?|
Carl Boberg. He was a Sweedish pastor, and at the age of 25, he wrote this poem while treking through a thunderstorm. It was published in 1886 with the name of O Store Gud (O Great God). The English translation came about when missionary Stuart Hine was inspired while also walking through a thunderstorm nearly 40 years later. It did not become widely known until 1957.
|Who wrote the words to 'When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder'? |
James M. Black. He was a Sunday school teacher and president of the young people's society in a church in Canada. One evening at a consencration meeting, each member answered the roll call by a Scripture verse, excpet one girl. This troubled him as he thought how sad it would be if our names were called from the Lamb's Book of Life, and we weren't there to answer. Within fifteen minutes of arriving home, he wrote this well-loved hymn. It is still the same in hymnbooks today.
|It was written during the World's Fair evangelistic campaign: who wrote the words to 'Moment By Moment'?|
Major D. W. Whittle. During the great World's Fair evangelistic campaign, Mr. Moody and his workers gathered for prayer at the end of the day. After singing 'I need Thee every hour', Mr. Henry Varley stated that he felt he needed Christ moment by moment. This inspired Mr. Whittle, and by 2 o'clock in the morning he had writen a beautiful hymn.
|Who wrote the words to 'Take Time to Be Holy'?|
William Dun Longstaff. He was a well-to-do business man. He remembered a verse the pastor had read,'Be ye holy, for I am holy.' He soon realized that holiness was the heart of the Gospel. Later Dr. Griffith John, a returned missionary to China, said, "Take time and be holy." Mr. Longstaff replaced 'and' with 'to', and soon had a song before him.
|Who wrote the words to 'Take My Life and Let It Be'?|
Frances Ridley Havergal. She was called the consecration poet. Even though she was frail and delicate in health, she was a dedicated student, writer and composer. She once went on a 5 day visit. Ten people lived in the house, some Christians but not rejoicing, others weren't even converted. She prayed,'Lord, give me all in this house.' And that's what he did. The last night of her visit, she wrote this song.
|It's the author's most famous and successful song: who wrote the words to 'The Old Rugged Cross'?|
George Bennard. During his early years as a minister, George Bennard prayed for a full understanding of the cross and its plan in Christianity. He spent hours in prayer, Bible study, and meditation, and finally he could say saw the Christ of the cross as if he were seeing John 3:16 leave the printed page, take form and act out the meaning of redemption. While engaged in series of service in the Pokagon Church, Michigan, he perfected his most famous and successful song.
|Written in 1886 with the title 'Can't you sing the wondrous story?', it became 'I will sing the Wondrous Story'. Who is the author?|
Francis H. Rowley. He was a minister in Massachusetts in 1886. A young swiss musician, Peter Billhorn, assisted him during this time when the church and community had an interest in religious matters. He asked Mr. Rowley to write a hymn so he could set it to music. That night he wrote the hymn. It began with "Can't you sing the wondrous story?" But when Ira Sankey first published it in 1887, it was changed to "I will Sing ..."
|Who wrote the words to 'Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus'?|
Helen H. Lemmel. She wrote the words and music to this hymn. She was inspired by a pamphlet her missionary friend gave her in 1918. The pamphlet said "So then, turn your eyes upon Him, look full into His face and you will find that the things of earth will acquire a strange new dimness." She had got the idea for the chorus for this. By the end of the week, the whole song was written.
|Who wrote the words to 'Great Is Thy Faithfulness'?|
Thomas Obadiah Chisholm. He was born in Kentucky. With only an elementry education, he became a teacher at the age of 16. At 21 he became the editor of his hometown newspaper. Six years later, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. Later he was ordained as a Methodist pastor, but retired because of poor health. His remaining years were spent at the Methodist Home for the Aged, in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. This hymn came about from his realization of God's faithfulness every day.
|Psalm 46 was the inspiration for this hymn: who wrote the words to 'A Mighty Fortress Is Our God'?|
Martin Luther. On October 31, 1517, he nailed his ninety-five thesis to the door of the Cathedral of Wittenberg, Germany, symbolizing the start of the Protestant Reformation. This hymn became the battle cry of the people. For those martyred for their beliefs it was a great source of strength and inspiration. Luther caught up in the hymn the very essence of faith, and the fervor and flavor of patriotism which he found in Psalm 46, which inspired him to write this hymn.
|Who wrote the tune to 'Take the Name of Jesus with You'?|
William H. Doane. Lydia Baxter wrote the words.
|Who wrote the tune to 'O Come, All Ye Faithful'?|
|Who wrote the tune to 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'?|
Lewis H. Redner. Pillips Brooks wrote the words.
|Who wrote the tune to 'I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary'?|
William J. Gaither. William J. Gaither also wrote the lyrics along with Dale Oldham and Gloria Gaither.
|Who wrote the tune to 'Near the Cross'?|
William H. Doane. Fanny Crosby wrote the lyircs.
|Who wrote the music to 'Hallelujah, What a Savior!'?|
Philip P. Bliss. Philip Bliss also wrote the lyrics.
|Who wrote the tune to 'Victory in Jesus'?|
Eugene M. Bartlett. Eugene Bartlett also wrote the lyrics.
|Who wrote the tune to 'He Lives'?|
Alfred H. Ackley. He also wrote the text.
|Who wrote the tune to 'Redeemed'?|
William J. Kirkpatrick. Fanny Crosby wrote the lyrics.
|Ok this is the last one. Aren't you glad! Who wrote the tune to 'The Star-Spangled Banner'?|
John Stafford Smith. Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics.
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