Author & Composer
b Brunswick, Georgia, USA 1890, d Asheville, N Carolina, USA 1977. Moody Bible Institute (Chicago), the Univ of Georgia, Columbia Theol Seminary and the Univ of S Carolina. He served as a Presbyterian minister in Lumberton, N Carolina, and then became the organising minister of Shenandoah Presbyterian Ch in Miami, Florida, from 1927 to 1951 when he took formal retirement. He also ministered to congregations in Georgia and S Carolina, and in 1962 he moved to Asheville and continued to preach until his death at the age of 86. His bestknown song, often sung spontaneously and by heart, was once seen as a badge of evangelical spirituality, but has now almost uniquely (in view of its 1920s origins) crossed most boundaries to be very generally appreciated. No.539.