Washington Gladden

Washington Gladden
Short Name: Washington Gladden
Full Name: Gladden, Washington, 1836-1918
Birth Year: 1836
Death Year: 1918

Washington Gladden (1836-1918) was called to the First Congregational Church in Columbus, OH in 1882 and remained there for 32 years. In 1883-84 he was known for his success in fighting the corrupt Tweed Ring, for arbitrating the Telegraphers' Strike and the Hocking Valley Coal Strike. He attacked John D. Rockefeller, Sr. for giving $100,000 of "tainted money" to the Congregational Church's Foreign Missions program. Throughout his ministry he emphasized applying the gospel to life in America. He wrote "O Master, let me walk with thee" in 1879.

Mary Louise VanDyke
Gladden, Washington, was born at Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, Feb. 11, 1836; was educated at Williams College: and entered the Congregational Ministry. He was for some time editor of the New York Independent, and of the Sunday Afternoon. In the Sunday Afternoon, his hymn, "O Master, let me walk with Thee" (Walking with God), appeared in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, in March 1879. Of these stanzas i. and iii. are in Laudes Domini, 1884, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Gladden, W., p. 1565, ii. Dr. Gladden has been Pastor of the First Congregational Church, Columbus, Ohio, since 1882. His hymn-writing has not been extensive. The most popular of his hymns is "0 Master, let me walk with Thee," noted on p. 1565, ii. It has come into somewhat extensive use during the last ten years. Additional hymns in common use include:—
1. Behold a Sower from afar. [The Kingdom of God.] In the Boston Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, this is dated 1897.
2. Forgive, 0 Lord, the doubts that break Thy promises to me. [Doubting repented of.] Dated 1879, in The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904.

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

Texts by Washington Gladden (13)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Behold a Sower! from afarWashington Gladden (Author)English31
Contigo, Cristo, quiero andarWashington Gladden (Author)Spanish8
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all natureW. Gladden (Author)English2
Forgive, O Lord, the doubts that breakW. Gladden (Author)English9
In the bitter waves of woeWashington Gladden (Author)English2
Makipagnaac cad' ApoWashington Gladden (Author)Ilocano2
നാഥാ നിന്‍ പാദെ നടപ്പാന്‍ നിന്നെ സ്നേഹിപ്പാന്‍ കൃപ താ (Nāthā nin pāde naṭappān ninne snēhippān kr̥pa tā)Washington Gladden (Author)Malayalam2
O land of lands, my fatherlandWashington Gladden (Author)English3
O light of light, within us dwellWashington Gladden (Author)2
O Lord of life, to Thee we lift Our hearts in praise for thoseWashington Gladden (Author)9
O Master, let me walk with TheeWashington Gladden (1830- ) (Author)English561
Quiero, Jesús, contigo andarWashington Gladden (1836-1918) (Author)Spanish2
Wakaŋtaŋka waciŋyaŋpoWashington Gladden (Author)Dakota1

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