Heralds of Christ
Heralds of Christ. Laura L. Copenhaver* (1868-1940).
Laura Copenhaver was scheduled to speak for a conference in Northfield, Massachusetts in the summer of 1894. For personal reasons she could not attend. She wrote the poem ‘The King’s Highway’ and sent it to the conference asking, according to her daughter Eleanor Copenhaver Sherwood, that it be ‘accepted in my place’ (Reynolds, 1964, p. 66).
Robert Guy McCutchan*, Methodist hymnologist and pastor, cited the author’s own account of the hymn in his correspondence with her:
The great hymns of the church, I sometimes think, should come out of a mood which compels the writing, whether or not there is a specific need for...
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