Nov 28

Death of Jeremiah Rankin

On this date, November 28, 1904, Jeremiah Eames Rankin died. He wrote the songs God Be With You ’Til We Meet Again and Tell it to Jesus.

Nov 27

Death of Leonard Ravenhill

On this date, November 27, 1994, Leonard Ravenhill died. H was an English Christian evangelist and author who focused on the subjects of prayer and revival.

Tozer said this of Ravenhill. “To such men as this, the church owes a debt too heavy to pay. The curious thing is that she seldom tries to pay him while he lives. Rather, the next generation builds his sepulchre and writes his biography – as if instinctively and awkwardly to discharge an obligation the previous generation to a large extent ignored.”

Nov 26

Death of Isabella Van Wagener

On this date, November 26, 1883, Isabella Van Wagener died. She was an evangelist and abolitionist. Born a slave, she had experienced visions and voices, which she attributed to God.

Nov 25

Death of Isaac Watts

On this date, November 25, 1748, Isaac Watts died. He wrote around 600 hymns, including At the Cross, Come, We That Love the Lord, Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, and Joy to the World.

Nov 24

Death of John Knox

On this date, November 24, 1572, John Knox died in Edinburgh. He was one of the most notable reformers in Scotland.

Nov 23

Death of Robert Lowry

On this date, November 23, 1889, Robert Lowry died. He wrote many beloved song tunes including the music to All the Way My Savior Leads Me, I Need Thee Every Hour, and Nothing But the Blood of Jesus.

Nov 22

Death of C. S. Lewis

On this date, November 22, 1963, C. S. Lewis died. Scholar, and author, he wrote many books. Some of my favorites that I read from my childhood on that he wrote include the Chronicles of Narnia series and Mere Christianity.

Nov 21

Piltdown Man announced as a hoax

On this date, November 21, 1953, Newspaper headlines around the world announced that the Piltdown Man was a hoax.

Nov 20

Fanny Crosby becomes a Christian

On this date, November 20, 1885, Francis “Fanny” J. Crosby became a Christian. Attending a Methodist revival service, she sought assurance at the altar and was flooded with joy, and leaps up, shouting “Hallelujah.”

She went on to write hundreds of beloved songs including one my of favorites Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine.

Nov 19

Birth of Haldor Lillenas

On this date, November 19, 1885, Haldor Lillenas was born. A songwriter, he wrote many beautiful songs. Some of my favorites that he penned include,

Holiness Forevermore

Where They Need No Sun

Will the Circle be Broken?

Glorious Freedom

My Wonderful Lord

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