Oc­to­ber 28, 1817, Waynesboro, Penn­syl­van­ia.

De­cem­ber 28, 1867, at his home in Mercersburg, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Trinity United Church of Christ, Mercersburg, Penn­syl­van­ia.


A farmer’s son, Har­baugh worked as a car­pen­ter, teach­er and writ­er as a young man.

In 1840, he enrolled at Mar­shall College in Mer­cers­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia. After almost three years there, he went to Mer­cers­burg The­o­lo­gi­cal Seminary.

He received a preaching license from the sy­nod at Win­ches­ter, Vir­gin­ia, and in 1844 became pastor of the German Reformed Church in Lewisburg.

Around 1851, he moved to the First Reformed Church in Lan­cas­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia, and in 1860 to Le­ba­non, Penn­syl­van­ia. Around 1863, he became a professor of di­dac­tic and practical theology at Mer­cers­burg Seminary. His works in­clude:

  1. Day Is Ending, Faster, Faster, The
  2. God, Most Mighty, Sovereign Lord
  3. God of Nations, King of Kings
  4. Hail, Jesus, Israel’s Hope and Light!
  5. How Lovely Shines the Morning Star
  6. Jesus, I Live to Thee
  7. Jesus, My Shepherd, Let Me Share
  1. Lord of Life Is Risen, The