1881–1950
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Jan­u­ary 1881, Li­ber­ty, New York.

Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1950, Bow­mans­ville, New York.

Aca­cia Park Cem­e­tery, North Ton­a­wan­da, New York.

Mel­vin was the son of Ir­win Will­iam Hill and Mary A. Joy­ner, and hus­band of Eliz­a­beth Jack­son.

He at­tend­ed Tay­lor Un­i­ver­si­ty, Up­land, In­di­a­na, where he was a mem­ber of the un­i­ver­si­ty quar­tet and com­posed the Tay­lor school song. He grad­u­at­ed from Tay­lor in 1905, and re­ceived a Doc­tor of Div­in­i­ty de­gree there in 1920.

Hill served as a min­is­ter in the Gen­esee (now West­ern New York) Con­fer­ence of the Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church. As of 1921, he was pas­tor of Grace Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church in Corn­ing, New York. His works in­clude:

  1. Faith Brings the Vic­to­ry
  2. He Is the Same
  3. I Am Ful­ly Trust­ing Je­sus
  4. I Am Re­deemed
  5. I’m En­thrilled in the Pre­sence of Je­sus
  6. In the Light of Truth Eter­nal
  7. I’ve Been Long in the Land of Fam­ine
  8. There’s a Sav­ior Who’s Al­mig­hty
  9. Who Can Tell What Cal­va­ry Means?
  1. Accept Him To­day
  2. Lake Bue­na Vis­ta
  3. Precious Blood of Je­sus, The