December 21, 1831, Sheffield, England.

June 25, 1912.

John’s uncle was John Holland, biographer of James Montgomery and author of the British Psalmists. Holland was educated at the Collegiate School in Sheffield, and was manager of the Sheffield and Rotherham Bank. But he found time for both hymn writing and music. Most of his hymns and some of his tunes were written for the Sheffield Wesleyan Sunday School Union.

  1. Onward, Children, Onward