Posts Tagged ‘Rock Island’

I am resolved no longer to linger,
Charmed by the world’s delight,
Things that are higher, things that are nobler,
These have allured my sight.



I will hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.
I will hasten, hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, Jesus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.


I am resolved to go to the Savior,
Leaving my sin and strife;
He is the true One, He is the just One,
He hath the words of life.


I am resolved to follow the Savior,
Faithful and true each day;
Heed what He sayeth, do what He willeth,
He is the living Way.


I am resolved to enter the kingdom
Leaving the paths of sin;
Friends may oppose me, foes may beset me,
Still will I enter in.


I am resolved, and who will go with me?
Come, friends, without delay,
Taught by the Bible, led by the Spirit,
We’ll walk the heav’nly way.


Palmer Hartsough died this date, 10/24/1932, at Plymouth, Michigan.  He was a Baptist who pastored and worked with music in Rock Island, Illinois and Cincinnati, Ohio before returning to his home state.  Palmer was born 5/7/1844, at Redford, Michigan.

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When I shall reach the more excellent glory
And all my trials are past
I shall behold Him, O wonderful story!
I shall be like Him at last

We shall not wait till the glorious dawning
Breaks on the vision so fair
Now we may welcome the heavenly morning
Now we His image may bear

More and more like Him: repeat the blest story
Over and over again
Changed by His Spirit from glory to glory
I shall be satisfied then

I shall be like Him, I shall be like Him
And in His beauty shall shine
I shall be like Him, wond'rously like Him
Jesus, my Savior divine
William Anson Spencer was born this date, 9/6/1840 at Rock Island, IL.  He served several Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church­es in the Rock Ri­ver Con­fer­ence.  His daugh­ter Cla­ris­sa Spen­cer also wrote hymns.  Spencer also wrote “The Songs of the Reaper.”  He died 9/25/1901 at Phil­a­del­phia, PA.

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