Frank Bottome

May 26, 1823, Belper, Derbyshire, England.

June 29, 1894, Gunnislake, Cornwall.

Tavistock Cemetery, Tavistock, Devon, England.


After emigrating to America, Bottome became a Methodist Episcopal minister in 1850. Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, awarded him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1872. His works include:

Bottome also helped compile Gospel Songs, by R. P. Smith, 1872.

  1. Banner of the King, The
  2. Burning and a Shining Light, A
  3. Christ Is Come
  4. Come, Holy Ghost, All Sacred Fire
  5. Comforter Has Come, The
  6. Day of God, The
  7. Death Is So Strange
  8. Easter Morning
  9. Fading Flowers
  10. Five Watchmen from the Walls
  11. Full Salvation, Full Salvation
  12. Hark! What Mellow Notes on High!
  13. Heaven and Earth, How Wide Apart
  14. Holy Ghost Has Come, The
  15. In His Name
  16. Let Us Sing of His Love
  17. Love’s Easter
  18. Make Room, Ye Angel Throng!
  19. My Soul Looks Forward to the Hills
  20. O Glorious Fountain
  21. O Thou Exalted Son of God
  22. O Thou, Our Father and Our Friend
  23. O Year of Hope
  24. Oh Bliss of the Purified
  25. Praise from the Laughing Vales Arise
  26. Precious Jesus, O to Love Thee
  27. Rest Awhile
  28. Rise and Sing, O Christians, Sing
  29. Savior! Now in Highest Glory
  30. Search Me, O God!
  31. Silver-Wedding Song, A
  32. Surrendered Powers, The
  33. Thee First and Last, My God, My King
  34. Those Marriage Bells, How Soft and Slow
  35. Thy Praise, O God, the New-Born Year