1791–1867

Sep­tem­ber 10, 1791, Wap­ping, Mid­dle­sex, Eng­land.

Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1867, Hom­er­ton, Hack­ney, Mid­dle­sex, Eng­land.

Edmeston was an ar­chi­tect and sur­vey­or by pro­fession. He served as the church war­den at St. Bar­na­bas, Hom­er­ton. He strong­ly sup­port­ed the Lon­don Or­phan Asy­lum, and vis­it­ed there fre­quent­ly.

It is said he wrote 2,000 hymns, one each Sun­day. His works in­clude:

  1. Along My Earth­ly Way
  2. As Oft, with Worn and We­ary Feet
  3. Change Is Writ­ten Ev­ery­where
  4. Dark Riv­er of Death That Is Flow­ing
  5. Come Sac­red Peace, De­light­ful Guest
  6. Eternal God, Be­fore Thy Throne
  7. For Thee We Pray and Wait
  8. Fountain of Grace
  9. God En­trusts to All
  10. God Is Here: How Sweet the Sound
  11. How Sweet the Light of Sab­bath Eve
  12. Is There a Time When Mo­ments Flow
  13. Lead Us, Heav­en­ly Fath­er
  14. Light of Sab­bath Eve, The
  15. Little Trav­el­ers Zi­on­ward
  16. May We, Lord, Re­joic­ing Say
  17. Music, Bring Thy Sweet­est Trea­sures
  18. O Thou Whose Mer­cy Guides My Way
  19. Parting Soul, the Flood Awaits Thee
  20. Roll On, Thou Migh­ty Ocean
  21. Savior, Breathe an Ev­en­ing Bless­ing
  22. Sweet Is the Light of Sab­bath Eve
  23. ’Tis Sweet up­on Our Pil­grim­age
  24. Wake, Harp of Zi­on
  25. Welcome, Breth­ren, En­ter In
  26. When Shall the Voice of Sing­ing
  27. When the Worn Spir­it Wants Re­pose
  28. Why Should I, in Vain Re­pin­ing