Maltbie D. Babcock

Maltbie D. Babcock
Short Name: Maltbie D. Babcock
Full Name: Babcock, Maltbie D. (Maltbie Davenport), 1858-1901
Birth Year: 1858
Death Year: 1901

Babcock, Maltbie Davenport, D.D., was born at Syracuse, N.Y., Aug. 3, 1858. Graduating from Syracuse University, he was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry and was pastor of churches in Lockport, N.Y., Baltimore, and N.Y. City. He died at Naples, Italy, May 18th, 1901. He was richly gifted, and his short career was memorable for the extraordinary influence of his personality and his preaching. Extracts from his sermons and poems were published in 1901 as Thoughts for Every Day Living; and his Biography by Dr. C. E. Robinson in 1904. He contributed to the Presbyterian School Hymnal, 1899, the following hymns:—
1. Gaily the bells are ringing. Faster.
2. O blessed Saviour, Lord of love. Unto Me.
3. Shining Sun, shining sun. Child's Hymn.
The tunes to these hymns were of his own composing. In The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, there is:—
4. Rest in the Lord, my soul. Trust and Peace and in the American Methodist Hymnal, 1905:—
5. Be strong: we are not here to play. Activity in God's Service.
Nos. 4 and 5 are from Thoughts for Every Day Living, 1901; but undated. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Texts by Maltbie D. Babcock (19)sort iconAsInstances
Back of the loaf the snowy flourM. D. Babcock (Author)6
Be strong, be strong, we are not here to playMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)4
Be strong! We are not here to playMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)43
Dear Savior, ere we part, We lift our hearts to theeM. D. Babcock (Author)2
Gaily the bells are ringingRev. Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
God's boundless loveMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)4
Little bird, little bird Singing in the treeM. D. Babcock (Author)7
Lord, let me make this ruleMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
No distant Lord have IMaltbie Babcock (Author)6
O blessed Savior, Lord of loveRev. Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)4
O mundo é teu, SenhorMaltbie Davenport Babcock (Author)2
Rest in the Lord, my soulMaltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901) (Author)8
Shining sun, shining sunRev. Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
This is my Father's world And to my listening earsMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)255
This is my Father's world, the birdsMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
This is my Father's world, Upon its Wondrous birthMaltbie D. Babcock (Author)2
We are not here to play, to dream, to driftMaltbie Babcock (Author)7
We thank thee, dear Father, for care through the nightM. D. Babcock (Author)2
When the great sun sinks to his restRev. Maltbie D. Babcock (Author)8

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