1880–1961

Introduction

Born: March 2, 1880, Ben­di­go, Aus­tral­ia.

Died: May 8, 1961, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Lodge Hill Ce­me­te­ry & Cre­ma­tor­i­um, Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land.

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Biography

After at­tend­ing a re­vi­val meet­ing by Reu­ben Tor­rey and Charles Al­ex­an­der, Hark­ness be­came Al­ex­an­der’s pi­an­ist.

He came to Christ short­ly there­af­ter (on a bi­cy­cle, he said), and made se­ver­al round the world tours with Torr­ey and Al­ex­an­der.

Harkness was es­pe­cial­ly well known for his prog­ram The Mu­sic of the Cross, and as the au­thor of cor­res­pon­dence cours­es in hymn play­ing. He wrote ov­er 2,000 hymns and Gos­pel songs in his life­time.

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