1888–1968

Introduction

Introduction

Born: No­vem­ber 28, 1888, Mar­i­on­ville, Mis­so­uri.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 25, 1968, Lake­land, Flor­i­da.

Buried: Oak Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Lake­land, Flor­i­da.

Biography

Roger was the son of Will­iam Gran­ville Hick­man, and hus­band of Irene Tal­ley.

He moved to In­de­pen­dence, Mis­sou­ri, at age 16, and stu­died mu­sic with in­struc­tors in Kan­sas Ci­ty.

He came to Christ at age 20, and at­tend­ed the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, where he met his wife. They served in the evan­gel­ism field to­ge­ther un­til her death in 1942.

Roger went on to serve as mu­sic and Chris­tian ed­u­ca­tion di­rect­or at church­es in Lou­i­si­a­na and Flor­i­da. He head­ed the Mu­sic De­part­ment at the Bap­tist Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Lake­land, Flor­i­da (1949–53), and wrote over 100 Gos­pel songs.

Publications

He and Ar­thur Mc­Kee comp­iled the first vol­ume of Tab­er­na­cle Hymns in 1916.

Sources

Lyrics

Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hick­man (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?