WHERE CROSS THE CROWDED WAYS OF LIFE

Frank Mason North, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in New York in 1850. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1872 and entered the ministry that same year. After serving in various posts for twenty years, he became, in 1892, corresponding secretary of the New York City Church Extension and Missionary Society, a role he filled until his death. He contributed various hymns to the periodical Christian City.

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I AM COMING TO THE CROSS

William McDonald, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Belmont, Maine in 1820. He served various pastoral charges in the North and West and was, for several years, the editor of the Christian Witness. From 1870 until his death he did much evangelistic work.

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I’M GOING HOME

William Hunter, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Ireland in 1811 but came to America as a child. He graduated from Madison College in 1833 and was for a number of years professor of Hebrew and Biblical Literature at Alleghany College.

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BLESSED ASSURANCE

Fanny Crosby was the most prolific and perhaps the most popular writer of Sunday school hymns that America has ever produced. She was born in Putnam County, New York in 1820. When only six weeks old she lost her eyesight. Her first poem was written when she was eight.

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