John H. Stockton

STOCKTON, John Hart. b. New Hope, Pennsylvania, 19 April 1813; d. Philadelphia, 25 March 1877. Born into a Presbyterian family, Stockton was converted at a Methodist Episcopal camp meeting at age 19, and became a Methodist preacher serving congregations in New Jersey. Because of poor health, he left the active ministry in 1874, but continued to be involved in evangelism, and assisted in the 1875 Dwight L. Moody*- Ira D. Sankey* meetings in Philadelphia. Stockton published several of his hymns in his Salvation Melodies No. 1 (Philadelphia, 1874), including ‘Come, every soul by sin oppressed’*, and (with William J. Kirkpatrick*) in Precious Songs (Philadelphia, 1875). Stockton also wrote the...

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