|Short Name:||R. S. James|
|Full Name:||James, Richard S., 1824-?|
James, Richard S., D.D., author of "Hastening on to death's dark river" (Heaven Anticipated), in the Baptist Devotional Hymn and Tune Book, 1864, was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 18, 1824, and entered the Baptist ministry in 1859.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)