January 12, 1850, Fryeburg, Maine.

December 27, 1922, Washington, DC, of pneumonia.

River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Rhode Island.

Son of minister Frederick Crafts, Wilbur attended Wesleyan University, Connecticut (1869, AM 1871); Boston University (BD 1871); and Marietta College (PhD 1886). He served as pastor at Methodist Episcopal, Congregational, and Presbyterian churches, and was prominent in the temperance and prohibition movement. He founded and for 28 years was superintendent of the International Reform Bureau. His works include:

  1. By the Seaside Stood the People
  2. Cross upon Our Banners, The
  3. For God, and Home and Every Land
  4. I Stand All Bewildered with Wonder
  5. In the Spirit This Lord’s Day
  6. Jesus, Savior, Thee I Love
  7. Leaning on Jesus
  8. Lord, on Sacred Olivet, The
  9. My Heart Has Heard the Savior
  10. My Heart Is Made a Manger
  11. No Room for Jesus in the Inn
  12. Praise God for the Bible
  13. Prince of My Peace, The
  14. Rejoice in the Lord Alway
  15. Sing, Sing, Ye Hosts of Light
  16. Sinking Out of Self
  17. Waiting for the Promise
  18. We Come, We Come, from Many Lands