1824-1897

October 30, 1824, Orange County, New York.

August 19, 1897, Chicago, Illinois.

Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

Oldest son of John Howell Corwin and Cynthia Wells, Eli graduated from the Newburgh Academy, Newburgh, New York, in 1844. He enrolled at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, graduating in 1848. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, in 1851, and that summer married to Henrietta Sophia Howell, of Coklenham (misspelled Coldenham?), New York. They moved to California, and in 1858 he received a call to be pastor of the Fort Street Presbyterian Church, Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1868 they returned to California, and in 1872 they moved to Newburgh, New York to the First Congregational Church of Jamestown. In 1875, they moved to Jacksonville, Illinois, and he received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Williams College. After serving as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Racine, Wisconsin (1880-88), he moved to Chicago, Illinois.

  1. As Flows the River
  2. Behold, the Day Is Dawning
  3. Brotherhood
  4. Christ Glorified in His Church
  5. Enter In
  6. God Kindly Keepeth Those He Loves
  7. If on Earth So Meek and Mild
  8. Mighty, Yet Meek
  9. More of Thy Spirit
  10. O City of the Pearly Gates
  11. O Sinner, Why So Long Delay?
  12. Say Not, My Soul, ’Tis Night
  13. Strike, Valiant Warrior, Strike
  14. Welcome the Day

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