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W. J. Cooksley

Hymnal Number: 14901 Author of "I Long To Go" in The Cyber Hymnal

Ada R. Greenaway

1861 - 1937 Hymnal Number: 5533 Author of "O Word of Pity, for Our Pardon Pleading" in The Cyber Hymnal Born: October 12, 1861, Trivandrum, India. Died: May 15, 1937, St. Kintas Home, Woking, England. Buried: Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England. Greenaway, Ada Rundall, daughter of General Thos. Greenaway, M.S.C., b. at Trirandrum, India, Oct. 12, 1861, brought to England as a child, and has resided at Guildford from then to the present time. Of her hymns the following were written for the Rev. E. Handley's Children's Supplement, 1897;— 1. At the Font, 0 loving Saviour. [H. Baptism.] 2. Hear an echo of the message. [Charity.] 3. Hear the angels telling. [Christmas Carol.] 4. Hymns of thankfulness we raise. [Dedication Festivals.] 5. Jesu, by Thy Lenten Fast. [Lent.] 6. Lord, a little band of children. [Children's Guilds.] 7. Saviour, hear us, as we plead. [Lent.] To the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, Miss Greenaway contributed the following:— 8. For the dear ones parted from us. [Absent Friends.] 9. O Father, we would thank Thee. [The Love of God.] 10. O Perfect God, Thy love. [I thirst.] 11. O word of pity, for our pardon pleading. [Passiontide.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

F. E. Pettingell

Hymnal Number: 12510 Author of "Anniversary Carol" in The Cyber Hymnal

May M. Anderson

Person Name: May Mabbette Anderson Hymnal Number: 13260 Author of "A Sacrifice Of Praise" in The Cyber Hymnal

Carl Friedrich Zelter

1758 - 1832 Person Name: Carl Friedrich Zelter, 1758-1832 Hymnal Number: 9374 Composer of "ORRINGTON" in The Cyber Hymnal

Fannie E. Allen

Person Name: Fannie K. Allen Hymnal Number: 1735 Author of "Get Ready to Welcome the King!" in The Cyber Hymnal

Bruno Spangenberg

1851 - 1937 Person Name: Bruno Richard Spangenberg Hymnal Number: 5907 Composer of "[See yon bark amid the breakers]" in The Cyber Hymnal Bruno Richard Spangenberg 1851–1937. Born in Bromberg, Germany. Bruno was a music teacher, organist, and later, business owner who spent most of his adult life in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At the age of 13, Bruno, with his minster father and 3 brothers, immigrated to Missouri. His pastor father came to serve the growing German population there. The family later moved to Reading, Ohio where his father founded St John’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church, now St. John’s United Church of Christ. Bruno attended Eastern Lutheran Teachers’ Seminary (now Concordia University) in Addison, Illinois, where he pursued a teaching certificate. Mr. Spangenberg taught in a Harrisburg public school for eleven years. He also led the choir and played the organ at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. He helped establish the German Maennerchoir in Harrisburg and was their vocal teacher and organist. In the early 1890s Bruno moved to Rochester, NY to teach in a Lutheran school and serve as organist for a congregation there. He married Sara Blankenhorn whom he had met in Harrisburg. After a short tenure the Spangenbergs moved to Rondout (Kingston), NY to serve a school and larger congregation – the Trinity German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Bruno served there from 1893–98. Following the death of their first child Bruno and Sara moved back to Harrisburg, nearer family and friends. About 1900, Bruno and Sara became the proprietors of Spangenbergs’ Ice Cream, a new and increasing popular product. Their market was heart of Harrisburg and its capitol region. Church music became a secondary pursuit, but still an active one. The Spangenbergs eventually bought a home with acreage in Camp Hill, across the Susquehanna River, where they retired and lived their remaining years. Richard Spangenberg (grandson)

William H. Groser

1834 - 1925 Person Name: William Groser Hymnal Number: 5664 Author of "Praise the Redeemer, Almighty to Save" in The Cyber Hymnal Groser, William Howse, B.SC., son of Mr. W. Groser (for many years Secretary of the London Sunday School Union, and a relative of the Rev. W. Groser, noticed above), was b. in 1834, and educated at University College, London, and graduated B.SC. at the London University, in 1862. Although engaged in mercantile pursuits Mr. Groser devotes considerable time to natural science, and Christian work, especially in connection with Sunday schools. He was for twelve years editor of the Bible Class and Youth’s Magazine; and subsequently of the Sunday School Teacher, and of the Excelsior. His publications, mainly of a Biblical and educational character, are numerous. In 1875, he edited:— Songs by the Way. A Hymnal for Young Christians and Enquirers, Lond. S. S. U. He also contributed hymns to the S. S. Union hymn-books:— (1) Sunday Scholars’ Hymn Book, n.d. (1861); (2) Songs of Gladness; A Hymnbook for the Young, 1871, containing 200 hymns. It was subsequently enlarged to 266; and (3) The Sunday School Teachers' Hymnbook (1871). His hymns published in these books include: i. Songs by the Way, 1875. 1. The Lord is our Shepherd. The Good Shepherd. ii. In Sunday Scholars' Hymn Book, 1861. 2. Blest Saviour, who in days of old. Sunday School Anniversary. 3. Great Lord of earth and time. S. S. Anniversary. 4. Swift as an eagle's flight. Flight of time. 5. Sunny days of childhood. Early Piety. iii. In Songs of Gladness, 1871. 6. Borne upon time's noiseless wing. New Year. 7. How bright the morning broke. Year of Jubilee. 8. 0 happy they who know the Lord. Early Piety. 9. O'er the waters, dark and drear. Divine Guidance Desired. These hymns were all composed between 1860 and 1875. All are in common use in Great Britain, and many also in America. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology ===================== Groser, W. H., p. 472, i. His more recent hymns include:— i. In the Christian Endeavour Hymnal, 1896. 1. In the Name of Jesus, we each other greet. Trust in Jesus. Written 1896; 1896, No. 106. 2. The world in which we live and move. God's Care. 1896, No. 118. 3. We bless Thee for Thy will made known. Holy Scripture. Written 1890; 1896, No. 72. ii. In the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905. 4. A Song of spring once more we sing. Spring. Written 1914; 1905, No. 377. 5. Hear, Lord, our parting hymn. Evening. Written 1905; 1905, No. 364. 6. I know not what this week may bring. Trust in God. Written 1905; 1905, No. 366. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

G. K. A.

Hymnal Number: 8150 Composer of "[Are your garments always spotless]" in The Cyber Hymnal

Mrs. Crosby Adams

1858 - 1951 Person Name: Juliette Aurelia Graves Adams Hymnal Number: 14696 Composer of "SWALLOWNEST" in The Cyber Hymnal Mrs. Crosby Adams (Juliette Aurelia Graves Adams) authored Studies in hymnology (Richmond, Va., Onward Press [c1929]), and received honorary doctorates from Converse College and Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. See: McAllister, Louise. (1957). Words to remember : sayings of Mrs. Crosby Adams. American Music Teacher, (November-December), 2ff.

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