William J. Kirkpatrick

KIRKPATRICK, William James. b. Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania, 27 February 1838; d. Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 September 1921. Kirkpatrick was a gospel and Sunday-school hymn composer and compiler whose career was closely associated with the Methodist Episcopal Church and its music. Occasionally writing under the pseudonym Annie F. Bourne, Kirkpatrick is remembered for his many hymn tunes, including, REDEEMED (1882) for ‘Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it’ by Fanny Crosby*; TRUST IN JESUS (1882) for Louisa M. R. Stead’s (1850-1917) ‘’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus’; JESUS SAVES (1882) for ‘We have heard the joyful sound’* by Priscilla Jane Owens*;  CRADLE SONG (1895)...

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