1873–1951

November 13, 1873, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

March 31, 1951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

John was the son of John G. Bi­eri and Wil­hel­mi­na G. Bieri. He married twice: to Jean­ette Be­tson and Al­ice Dal­rym­ple.

He was educated at Pen­ning­ton Sem­in­ary (1898), Dick­in­son College (1901) and Drew Theological Seminary. He joined the Phil­a­del­phia Conference of the Meth­od­ist Church in 1902, and served as an evangelist, and as pastor at numerous churches. He is often remembered for his use of magic tricks to illustrate sermon topics.

Bieri is said have written about a hundred hymns. His works include:

  1. Jesus, Teach Me How to Pray
  2. O Why, O Why in Dark Gethsemane
  3. Paul and Si­las Chained in Prison
  4. Upper Window, The
  5. When Shadows Fall upon My Way
  6. When the Hebrews Fled from Pharaoh

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