1825–1887
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Green Pastures for the Lambs, 1886

March 1, 1825, Ol­ive Township, Ul­ster County, New York, or Ches­ter, New Jer­sey.

March, 24, 1887, Ches­ter, New Jer­sey.

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ches­ter, New Jer­sey.

Alonzo was the son of David Ab­bey and Nancy Farn­ham, and brother to Ho­ra­tio Ab­bey. He married twice: to Mar­ga­ret Rut­ledge (1848) and Mary Eliz­a­beth Top­ping (1862).

Abbey taught music for several years, and was a music publisher. His works include:

  1. Be Kind to Thy Father
  2. Better Years Begin, The
  3. Come to Jesus Now
  4. Come to the Savior, Children, Today
  5. Far Away
  6. Jesus Is Calling
  7. Merry Christmas Bells, The
  8. There Is an Earnest Voice
  1. Banner of Victory
  2. Beautiful Home, A
  3. Birthday of Our King, The
  4. Blessèd Bible!
  5. Bright Glory to Come
  6. Christmas Bells
  7. Christmas Carol
  8. Cooling
  9. Family Bible, The
  10. Fitchburg
  11. Give Me Thine Heart!
  12. Green Pastures
  13. Harvest Is White, The
  14. He Is Risen
  15. He Will Lead Me Home
  16. Here Again
  17. Joy in Heaven
  18. Merry Christmas Bells
  19. Only a Little While
  20. Our Risen Savior!
  21. Speed the Gospel On
  22. Tübingen
  23. We Shall Reap By and By
  24. Work While the Day Lasts

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