James L. Nicholson

NICHOLSON, James L. b. Ireland, c. 1828; d. Washington, D.C.,  6 November 1876. Nicholson was an immigrant from Ireland to the United States in the early 1850s. Settling in Philadelphia, he became involved in Sunday School and evangelism in the Wharton Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Moving to Washington, D.C. around 1871, where he was a clerk for the United States Post Office, he maintained leadership in a local congregation including teaching Sunday School, leading singing, and participation in evangelistic meetings. Dying in Washington, D.C., he was buried in Philadelphia at Mount Moriah Cemetery (Music, 1992, p. 418).  Of the more than three-score hymn texts attributed to him, the...

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