November 21, 1835, New York City.

December 20, 1920.

Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York.


Edward was the son of Ezra and Mary Shaw Collier, and husband of Isabella G. James. He was educated at New York University (AB 1857, AM 1860, DD 1884) and Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey (1860). A Congregational minister, he served pastorates in Saugerties, New York (1860-61); Armenia, New York (1861-64); and Kinderhook, New York (1864-1907, then pastor emeritus). His works include:

  1. Angels Bright, His Throne Surrounding
  2. As the Hart When Noon Is Burning
  3. As the Voice of Many Waters
  4. God, We Bless Thee That We Meet
  5. Hail, O Flag, in Every Breeze
  6. I Love the Lord, Because He Heareth Me
  7. Jesus, Thou Art the Sinner’s Friend
  8. Lord, to Thee My Soul Is Lifted
  9. No Longer, Lord, Do Thou Despise Me
  10. O God Arise! And by Thy Might
  11. O God of Nations, unto Thee
  12. O Lord, Who Hast This Table Spread
  13. O Sing, Ye Children, Sing
  14. Savior’s Face, The
  15. The Heavens in Their Splendor Declare
  16. The Lord’s My Shepherd
  17. There Is a Wondrous River
  18. Thou, Lord, Art God Alone
  1. Marchfield

Collier’s place of death