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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