Maltbie D. Babcock

Maltbie D. Babcock
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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).

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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 ascendingAsAuthority 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
When the great sun sinks to his restMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English9
We thank Thee, dear Father, for care through the nightMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English2
This is my Father's world, Upon its Wondrous birthMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
This is my Father's world, The birds their carols raiseMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
This is my Father's world And to my listening earsMaltbie Babcock (Author)English305
Shining sun, shining sunRev. Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)English2
Rest in the Lord, my soulMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English8
Pertenece el mundo a DiosMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)Spanish2
O mundo é teu, SenhorMaltbie Davenport Babcock (Author)Portuguese2
O blessed Savior, Lord of loveMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English4
No distant Lord have IMaltbie Babcock (Author)English7
Lord, let me make this ruleMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
Little bird, little bird Singing in the treeM. D. Babcock (Author)English5
Jesus lived and died for youMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English1
ഇതെന്‍ താതന്‍ തന്‍ ലോകം (iten tātan tan lēākaṁ)Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)Malayalam2
God's boundless loveM. D. Babcock (Author)4
God of the dew, In gentlest ministryM. L. Babcock (Author)2
Gaily the bells are ringingMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English2
For all the blessings from Thy handMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English1
El mundo es de mi DiosMaltbie D. Babcock (Author (estr.s 1, 2))Spanish10
El mundo entero es Del Padre celestialMaltbie D. Babcock, 1858-1901 (Author)Spanish7
We are not here to play, to dream, to driftMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English62
Back of the loaf the snowy flourMaltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901) (Author)English8

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