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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 descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Back of the loaf the snowy flourMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English8
We are not here to play, to dream, to driftMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English63
El mundo entero es Del Padre celestialMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)Spanish7
El mundo es de mi DiosMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)Spanish10
For all the blessings from Thy handMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English1
Gaily the bells are ringingRev. Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)English2
God of the dew, In gentlest ministryM. L. 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)English1
Little bird, little bird Singing in the treeMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English5
Lord, let me make this ruleMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
No distant Lord have IMalt­bie D. Bab­cock, 1858-1901 (Author)English7
O blessed Savior, Lord of loveRev. Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)English4
O mundo é teu, SenhorMaltbie Davenport Babcock (Author)Portuguese2
Pertenece el mundo a DiosMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)Spanish2
Rest in the Lord, my soulMaltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901) (Author)English8
Shining sun, shining sunMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English2
This is my Father's world And to my listening earsMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English305
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 thank Thee, dear Father, for care through the nightMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English2
When the great sun sinks to his restMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)English9
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

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