1850–1922
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Jan­u­a­ry 12, 1850, Frye­burg, Maine.

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

Ri­ver Bend Cem­e­tery, Wes­ter­ly, Rhode Is­land.

Wilbur was the son of min­is­ter Fred­er­ick A. Crafts, and hus­band of Sa­ra Jane Ti­ma­nus.

He at­tend­ed Wes­ley­an Un­i­ver­si­ty, Con­nec­ti­cut (1869, AM 1871); Bos­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty (BD 1871); and Mar­i­et­ta Col­lege (PhD 1886).

He served pas­tor­ates 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. Remember Me
  16. Sing, Sing, Ye Hosts of Light
  17. Sinking Out of Self
  18. Waiting for the Pro­mise
  19. We Come, We Come, from Ma­ny Lands