Why wanderest thou so far from home

Why wanderest thou so far from home

Author: William Hunter
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why wanderest thou so far from home
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: To the Savior fly

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Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d398
Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d288
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d292
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #22Page Scan
The Christian Songster: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp, prayer, and social meetings, and revivals of religion. Designed for all denominations #13Page Scan
The Faith and Doctrines of the Church of the Eternal Son: intended as a church book for the church of the Eternal Sons generally... to which is added a number of select hymns adapted to the worship... #66Page Scan
The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #38Page Scan



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