William F. Sherwin

William F. Sherwin
Short Name: William F. Sherwin
Full Name: Sherwin, William F. (William Fisk), 1826-1888
Birth Year: 1826
Death Year: 1888

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain through I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, where they are given with his signature. His hymnwriting was limited. The following pieces are in common use:—
1. Grander than ocean's story (1871). The Love of God.
2. Hark, bark, the merry Christmas bells. Christmas Carol.
3. Lo, the day of God is breaking. The Spiritual Warfare.
4. Wake the song of joy and gladness. Sunday School or Temperance Anniversary.
5. Why is thy faith, 0 Child of God, so small. Safety in Jesus.
Mr. Sherwin died at Boston, Massachusetts, April 14, 1888.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Sherwin, W. F., p. 1055, i. Another hymn from his Bright Jewels, 1869, p. 68, is "Sound the battle cry" (Christian Courage), in the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905, and several other collections.

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

Texts by William F. Sherwin (73)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Ala! Oho e!William F. Sherwin, 1826-1888 (Author)Hawaiian3
All praise belongs to thee, O GodWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
All that have life and breathW. F. S. (Author)2
Art thou lost, lost, lostWm. F. Sherwin (Author)2
Behold the Lamb of God, the sacrifice for sinWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
Bright jewels of songWm. F. Sherwin (Author)3
Christmas bells are pealing, pealingWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Come join we now in merry songWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Come [When] now with joy and singingW. F. S. (Author)English3
Come with hearts and voices now and sing a gospel songW. F. S. (Author)English10
Con acentos de alegría Hoy loamos al SeñorWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)Spanish2
Dear little doveW. F. Sherwin (Author)1
Entreat me not to leave thee, O pilgrimWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
Father most holy! To whom all praise belongsWilliam. F. Sherwin (Author)3
Galilaia la'ela'e eWm. F. Sherwin (Author)Hawaiian3
Galilea a narañgaWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)Tagalog2
Galilee, bright GalileeWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)English55
God bless the childrenW. F. S. (Author)1
Grander than [the] ocean's storyW. F. Sherwin (Author)English37
Grant thy blessing now, O LordWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)3
Hail the day, hail the dayW. F. S. (Author)2
Hail the happy dayW. F. S. (Author)2
Hark, the Spirit whispers lowW. F. S. (Author)5
Holy Spirit, give us lightW. F. S. (Author)1
How we love the BibleW. F. S. (Author)1
I am so young, O JesusWm. F. Sherwin (Author)English5
I need thee, O my GodWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)7
In the march of life through the toil and strife (Sherwin)W. F. S. (Author)English6
Is thy pathway often drearWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)3
It is better to trust to the LordWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)4
Lo a mighty host the army of the LordWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)5
Lo the children come with singingWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)3
Lo! the day of God is breaking, See the gleaming from afarW. F. S. (Author)English19
¡Loor a ti, mi Dios, loor a ti!W. S. (Author)Spanish2
Marching on with shout and songW. F. S. (Author)2
Now thy throne addressingW. F. S. (Author)English4
O come, let us praiseWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
O Father, in these hallowed courtsW. F. Sherwin (Author)1
O heavenly guest thy call I hearWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
O sinner, the Savior is calling, in love He invitesWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)4
Once more, we lift our soulsW. F. S. (Author)2
Over the ocean, from lands far awayW. F. Sherwin (Author)1
Over the river they beckon meWm. F. Sherwin (Author)2
Praise the Lord in song, and with glad acclaimWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)English8
Schaut, es dämmert fern im Osten!W. F. Sherwin (Author)German3
Se, nu Kampens Dag frembryderWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Shout for joy, come before the LordWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)7
Siervos de Jesús, hombres de verdadWilliam Sherwin (Author)Spanish6
Sing aloud a joyful chorusW. F. S. (Author)5
Sing of Christ, sing of ChristWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nighWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)English221
Sounding from the bell of timeW. F. S. (Author)2
Speed the gospel armyWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)4
Stimmt das KriegsliedWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Tell thy Savior when the journey seems too wearisomeW. F. S. (Author)3
The Lord loveth a cheerful giverW. F. S. (Author)English1
The Master is come and calleth for thee (Sherwin)William F. Sherwin (Author)2
To God we lift our joyful songsW. F. S. (Author)2
To thee, O heavenly Father, Our hymns of praise we singWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
Up from the sealed tombWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Wake the song of joy and gladnessWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)13
Wake, wake the song, our glad jubileeWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)English16
We gather rejoicing todayWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
We're the childrenW. F. S. (Author)1
While we read thy holy wordW. F. Sherwin (Author)2
Why is Sarah standing thereWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
Why is thy faith in God's great love so smallWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)English3
Why is thy faith, O child of God, so small?W. F. Sherwin (Author)English17
With cheerful songs, eternal KingWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2
With gladsome hearts our praise we bringW. F. S. (Author)English4
With grateful hearts and songs of joyWilliam F. Sherwin (Author)2
With heart and voice, in holy exultationWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)4
With return of spring, once again we bringWilliam Fisk Sherwin (Author)2

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