Maltbie D. Babcock

Maltbie D. Babcock
Short Name: Maltbie D. Babcock
Full Name: Babcock, Maltbie D. (Maltbie Davenport), 1858-1901
Birth Year: 1858
Death Year: 1901

Maltbie D. Babcock (b. Syracuse, NY, 1858; d. Naples, Italy, 1901) graduated from Syracuse University, New York, and Auburn Theological Seminary (now associated with Union Theological Seminary in New York) and became a Presbyterian minister. He served the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. In Baltimore he was especially popular with students from Johns Hopkins University, but he ministered to people from all walks of life. Babcock wrote hymn texts and devotional, poems, some of which were published in The School Hymnal (1899).

Bert Polman
Babcock, Maltbie Davenport, D.D., was born at Syracuse, N.Y., Aug. 3, 1858. Graduating from Syracuse University, he was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry and was pastor of churches in Lockport, N.Y., Baltimore, and N.Y. City. He died at Naples, Italy, May 18th, 1901. He was richly gifted, and his short career was memorable for the extraordinary influence of his personality and his preaching. Extracts from his sermons and poems were published in 1901 as Thoughts for Every Day Living; and his Biography by Dr. C. E. Robinson in 1904. He contributed to the Presbyterian School Hymnal, 1899, the following hymns:—
1. Gaily the bells are ringing. Faster.
2. O blessed Saviour, Lord of love. Unto Me.
3. Shining Sun, shining sun. Child's Hymn.
The tunes to these hymns were of his own composing. In The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, there is:—
4. Rest in the Lord, my soul. Trust and Peace and in the American Methodist Hymnal, 1905:—
5. Be strong: we are not here to play. Activity in God's Service.
Nos. 4 and 5 are from Thoughts for Every Day Living, 1901; but undated. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Maltbie Davenport Babcock (August 3, 1858 – May 18, 1901) was a noted American clergyman and writer of the 19th century. He authored the familiar hymn, This is My Father's World, among others.

Texts by Maltbie D. Babcock (24)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
這是天父世界,我們側耳要聽,(Zhè shì tiān fù shìjiè, wǒmen cè'ěr yào tīng,)Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)Chinese4
Back of the loaf the snowy flourM. D. Babcock (Author)English6
El mundo entero es Del Padre celestialMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)Spanish7
El mundo es de DiosMaltbie D. Babcock (Author (estr.s 1, 2))Spanish3
El mundo es de mi DiosMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)Spanish7
For all the blessings from thy handMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)1
Gaily the bells are ringingMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English2
God of the dew, In gentlest ministryMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
God's boundless loveM. D. Babcock (Author)4
ഇതെന്‍ താതന്‍ തന്‍ ലോകം (iten tātan tan lēākaṁ)Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)Malayalam2
Jesus lived and died for youMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)1
Little bird, little bird Singing in the treeM. D. Babcock (Author)English5
Lord, let me make this ruleMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
No distant Lord have IMaltbie D. Babock ()6
O blessed Savior, Lord of loveMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English4
O mundo é teu, SenhorMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)Portuguese2
Rest in the Lord, my soulM. D. Babcock (Author)8
Shining sun, shining sunRev. Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)English2
This is my Father's world And to my listening earsMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English291
This is my Father's world, The birds their carols raiseMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
This is my Father's world, Upon its Wondrous birthMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
We are not here to play, to dream, to driftMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English60
We thank thee, dear Father, for care through the nightM. D. Babcock (Author)2
When the great sun sinks to his restMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English8

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