|Short Name:||Edward Hall Jackson|
|Full Name:||Jackson, Edward Hall, 1838-1923|
Jackson, Edward Hall, son of a civil engineer, was born in Birmingham, April 12, 1838. In 1856 he joined a Baptist Church, and in 1859 became a Baptist minister. In that capacity he has laboured in Liverpool, Billesden (Leicestershire), Castle Donington, Ripley, and Louth; and as an occasional lecturer he has been widely popular. His hymns have been composed chiefly for Sunday School Anniversaries. Three were introduced into the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, and seven into the School Hymnal, 1880. The following are found in several Sunday School collections:—
1. A thousand blessings on the place. The Sunday School.
2. Brethren, we have found the Lord. Invitation to Church Fellowship.
3. Fearless, calm, and strong in love. Teachers' Meeting.
4. Hark for a voice to the children calling. Invitation Heavenwards.
5. How fair are the lilies, what fragrance they yield. Flower Services.
6. I have a work, 0 Lord. Teachers' Prayer.
7. Jesus, hear us for the young. Teachers' Prayer.
8. Little vessels on life's waters. Prayer for the Young.
9. Love each other, little children. Love and Patience.
10. Shall Jesus bid the children come? Children invited to Christ.
11. The golden land is shining. Heaven. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)