Ap­ril 9, 1842, Il­li­nois.

May 16, 1909, Io­wa.

Wal­nut Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Coun­cil Bluffs, Io­wa.


Crofts was the hus­band of Nel­lie Pot­ter.

He served in Com­pa­ny B, 143rd Il­li­nois In­fan­try, dur­ing the Am­er­i­can ci­vil war.

At one time he was pas­tor of the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in Bea­trice, Ne­bra­ska.

His works in­clude:

  1. Bible, How Dear Are Its Pag­es, The
  2. Dear Sav­ior, Thou Didst Say
  3. Don’t Keep Je­sus Wait­ing
  4. Go Spread the Light and Let It Shine
  5. Go, Work Today, the Lord Com­mands
  6. Heav’n Is Gath’ring Up Our Jew­els
  7. Holy Spir­it, While We Bend
  8. How Blest the Thought That Je­sus Knows
  9. How Je­sus Loved the Lit­tle Ones
  10. How Oft I Look with Long­ing Eyes
  11. I Shall Be Sa­tis­fied
  12. I’m Think­ing of the Good Old Days
  13. Let Me Be Some­thing
  14. Marching On­ward, On­ward to the Light
  15. Morning Is Dawn­ing, Be­hold, The
  16. Move For­ward!
  17. Nearer to Je­sus, Near­er to Je­sus
  18. No Hour So Dear in All the Day
  19. O Ar­my of the Liv­ing God
  20. O Come un­to Me, Said the Sav­ior
  21. Oh, to Be Some­thing, Dear Sav­ior, I Pray
  22. Only a Lit­tle Long­er of the Bat­tle
  23. Our Lov­ing Hearts, O Sav­ior, Dear
  24. Precious Sav­ior’s by My Side, The
  25. See the Ban­ners of All Na­tions
  26. Shouting of the Reap­ers, The
  27. There Is a Book of Life Above
  28. ’Tis Bet­ter High­er Up
  29. We Are Wait­ing for the Sav­ior
  30. We Will Lift on High Our Ban­ner
  31. What a Won­der­ful Sav­ior Is Je­sus
  32. What Is the Cross?
  33. Whatsoever We May Ask
  34. When I Shall Awake in That Fair Morn of Morns
  35. Whereas I Once Was Blind