Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 20, 1855, Moate, Coun­ty West­meath, Ire­land. Birth name: Ar­thur Clib­born.

Died: Feb­ru­ary 12, 1939, Is­ling­ton, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: High­gate Ce­me­te­ry East, Lon­don, Eng­land.



Arthur was the son of lin­en mill own­er James Clib­born, and hus­band of Ca­the­rine Booth-Clib­born.

He at­tend­ed school in France and Swit­zer­land, grad­u­at­ing from Lau­sanne Un­i­ver­si­ty.

Though raised a Quak­er, he joined the Sal­va­tion Ar­my (SA) and went to Pa­ris, France, in 1881, where he ed­it­ed the pa­per Av­ant. The next year, he be­gan or­gan­iz­ing SA meet­ings in Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land.

He changed his name to Booth-Clib­born in 1887 af­ter mar­ry­ing Cath­er­ine Booth, el­dest daugh­ter of SA found­er Will­iam Booth. The two of them worked for the SA in France, Swit­zer­land, Bel­gium and Hol­land.

In 1901, Ar­thur left the SA to join Am­er­i­can evan­gel­ist John Dow­ie.


Booth-Clib­born wrote ov­er 300 tunes and hymns. His oth­er works in­clude:



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