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. In His Name
  15. Let Us Sing of His Love
  16. Love’s Easter
  17. Make Room, Ye Angel Throng!
  18. My Soul Looks Forward to the Hills
  19. O Glorious Fountain
  20. O Thou Exalted Son of God
  21. O Thou, Our Father and Our Friend
  22. O Year of Hope
  23. Oh Bliss of the Purified
  24. Praise from the Laughing Vales Arise
  25. Precious Jesus, O to Love Thee
  26. Rest Awhile
  27. Rise and Sing, O Christians, Sing
  28. Savior! Now in Highest Glory
  29. Search Me, O God!
  30. Silver-Wedding Song, A
  31. Surrendered Powers, The
  32. Thee First and Last, My God, My King
  33. Those Marriage Bells, How Soft and Slow
  34. Thy Praise, O God, the New-Born Year