1811–1877
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May 26, 1811, near Bal­ly­mo­ney, County An­trim, Ire­land.

October 18, 1877, Cleve­land, Ohio.

Woodland Cemetery, Cleve­land, Ohio.

Hunter emigrated to Amer­i­ca in 1817, and entered Ma­di­son Col­lege in 1830.

He entered the Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal ministry in Al­li­ance, Ohio, in 1832. He edited the Pitts­burgh Conference Journal (1836–40) and the Chris­tian Ad­vo­cate. He served as pre­sid­ing elder of the Clarks­burg, West Vir­gin­ia, conference until 1844. Then he went to the Can­ton District, and finally to Cleve­land.

In 1855, he became Professor of He­brew at Al­le­ghe­ny College, Mead­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia, and later served as vice president of that school.

Hunter’s works include:

  1. Ah Never Was Sorrow Like Mine
  2. Ah Tell Me Not of Gold or Treasure
  3. An Old Soldier I Stand
  4. And May I Still Get There
  5. As a Soldier I Stand with My Sword in My Hand
  6. Awake, My Faith, and Bring to View
  7. Away from His Home and the Friends of His Youth
  8. Beautiful Forms in Mellow Light
  9. Blissful Hours, When First I Knew Him
  10. Broad Is the Road That Leads to Death
  11. Cease, Fond Nature, Cease This Clinging
  12. Child, the Child, the King Old Prophet Said, The
  13. Christian Sailors, Strike the Chorus
  14. Come, Children, Let Your Voices Rise
  15. Come, Come, Come, Come for the Father Waits
  16. Come, Ghastly Death, and Lay Me Low
  17. Come, Tell of Your Vessel
  18. Dark Was That Day in Nature
  19. Death Has No Sting
  20. Eden Above, The
  21. Evergreen Shore, The
  22. Father in Heaven, How Great the Grace
  23. Firmly, Brethren, Firmly Stand
  24. From This Terrene and Mortal Shore
  25. Give Me but Some Humble Spot
  26. Go, Bring Me, Said the Dying Fair
  27. God Be Praised in Every Land
  28. God of Our Fathers, Whose Right Hand
  29. God of the Forests, Fields, and Floods
  30. Great Physician, The
  31. Hail, Happy Day, When Christ, the Son
  32. Hail, Happy Morn, I Gladly Rise
  33. Hail the Day That Brought Our Freedom
  34. Hallowed Spot, The
  35. Happy Are Our Days Below
  36. Happy the Day, Divinely Sweet
  37. Happy the Spirit Released from Its Clay
  38. Haste, Haste, the Clouds Arise
  39. Home in Heaven, A
  40. How Blest the Place Where Jesus Is
  41. How Brightly Beams the Day of Grace
  42. How Happy Are the Favored Few
  43. I Am Dwelling on the Mountain
  44. I Am Fading Away to the Land of the Blest
  45. I Left My Heavenly Father
  46. I Seek a Place Which Is Out of Sight
  47. If Some Kind Wealthy Friend Should Wait
  48. I’ll Meet Thee at the Hour of Prayer
  49. I’m Going Home
  50. In Error’s Ways You Vainly Roam
  51. In Seasons of Grief to My God I’ll Repair
  52. In That Bright World of Joy Above
  53. In the Christian’s Home in Glory
  54. In This Glad Employ
  55. Jerusalem, Thy Mansions Fair
  56. Joyfully, Joyfully Onward I Move
  57. Let Others Choose the Place of Mirth
  58. Light of Truth Is Breaking, The
  59. Look Not on the Wine Become Red
  60. Many Souls on Life’s Dark Ocean
  61. Mourn, My Harp, the Soon Departed
  62. Music of His Steps Was Sought, The
  63. My Hope Hath Found a Resting Place
  64. My Lord, My Life, at Last to Thee
  65. My Soul Is Happy in Its Choice
  66. No, I Cannot, Cannot Yet
  67. Now Sendest Thou Thine Autumn, Lord
  68. O Blessed Lord, Be Near Us
  69. O Give Me the Flowers That Never Decay
  70. O Had I the Wings of a Dove
  71. O Happy the Day He Was Born
  72. O How Can I Forget the Hour
  73. O How Shall I Praise My Adorable Savior
  74. O Jesus, Immaculate Lamb
  75. O Meet Me at the Throne of Grace
  76. O No, I Never Can Forget
  77. O Praise the Lord, He Dwells on High
  78. O Who Would Remain in This Prison of Clay
  79. O Yes, I’ll Join the Union Band
  80. Of All the Bright Ensigns
  81. O Give Me the Riches That Never Decay
  82. O Sing to Me of Heaven
  83. Our Father, God, and King
  84. Our Gracious Savior and Our Lord
  85. Our Heavenly Father, Let Thy Name
  86. Our Kindred Dear to Heaven Have Gone
  87. Pilgrim and a Stranger Here, A
  88. Pilgrim and Stranger, Where Dost Thou Stray?
  89. Pray Brethren Pray, the Prayer of Faith
  90. Review the Palsied Sinner’s Case
  91. Rise, Sinner, Rise, the Master Calleth for Thee
  92. Safe, Safe Within the Ark
  93. Saints Exult Adieu to Tears
  94. Saints of God, What Glories Meet Ye?
  95. Sinners, the City Where You Dwell
  96. Soon Shall We See the Glorious Morning
  97. Shades of Night Are Gone, The
  98. Shepherd of Souls, The
  99. Vernal Flowers Their Beauties Spread, The
  100. Tearfully Lay Her Down to Rest
  101. There Are Moments When Music’s Soft Numbers Enchant
  102. There Comes a Day, a Fearful Day
  103. There Is a God, Awestruck, I Feel
  104. There Is a Land, Surpassing Fair
  105. There Is a Place Where All My Hopes Are Stayed
  106. There Is a Place Where I Hope to Live
  107. There Is a Place Where My Hope Is Stayed
  108. There Is a Place Where the Angels Dwell
  109. This Earth Has Many a Pleasant Sweet
  110. This May Be Thy Latest Call
  111. Though Flowers of Hope So Early Fade
  112. Though Poor My Condition, and Low My Degree
  113. Though to a Distant Region
  114. To Jordan’s Banks Our Hosts Are Come
  115. To the Promised Home in Glory
  116. ’Twas in the Days of Vernal Prime
  117. Up, the Voice from Heaven Is Sounding
  118. Wake, Christian Soldiers, Wake
  119. We’re Bound for the Land of Pure Delight
  120. We’re Marching to the Promised Land
  121. What a Wonder of Mercy Is This
  122. When Day First Dawned upon My Soul
  123. When I Set Out for Heaven
  124. When the Holy Fire Descended
  125. Where Babel’s Drooping Willows Stood
  126. While in This Hostile Region
  127. While Wandering to and Fro
  128. Who Shall Forbid Our Grateful Woe!
  129. Who Would Mourn, and Pine, and Languish
  130. Why Wanderest Thou So Far from Home?
  131. Why, Weepest Thou and Sighest?
  132. With Faces Turned for Zion’s Hill
  133. Woe, Woe to the Sinner Who Lives in His Sin
  134. Ye Erring Souls That Wildly Roam
  135. You May Sing of the Beauties of the Mountains and Dale

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