1849–1919

Jan­u­ary 21, 1849, Sa­line­ville, Ohio.

March 6, 1919, Pe­or­ia, Il­li­nois.

Spring­dale Cem­e­tery and Mau­so­leum, Pe­or­ia, Il­li­nois.

Julia was the daugh­ter of Ro­bert John­ston and Jane G. Wa­ters. She was said to be a di­rect des­cen­dant of Ol­iv­er Crom­well and Will­iam the Con­quer­or.

From age six, she lived in Pe­or­ia, where her fa­ther was pas­tor of the First Pres­by­ter­ian Church. She di­rect­ed the Sun­day school there for over 40 years. She al­so found time to serve as pre­si­dent of the Pres­by­ter­i­an Mis­sion­a­ry So­ci­e­ty of Peoria for two de­cades, and to write over 500 hymns. Her works in­clude:

  1. Abide in Me, ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice
  2. Above the Strife and Tu­mult
  3. Afar from Home, Be­set by Fear
  4. All Hail Glad Day
  5. All Hail the Com­ing Day of Cor­o­n­ation
  6. All Hail, Vic­tor­i­ous Ban­ner of Je­sus Christ
  7. All Shall Know Him
  8. Angel’s Song, The
  9. Anniversary Song
  10. Are You Fol­low­ing Je­sus?
  11. Are You Lay­ing Up Your Trea­sure?
  12. Are You Loy­al to God and Coun­try?
  13. Are You Will­ing to Trust Him Who Died for You?
  14. Armies of the Liv­ing, The
  15. As I Fare on My Way to My Dai­ly Task
  16. As Pant­eth the Hart for the Wa­ter Brooks
  17. As You Tread Life’s Way
  18. Ask, for He That Ask­eth Is Cer­tain
  19. Asked of God, and Lent Un­to
  20. Autumn
  21. Be Hon­est, Je­sus Watch­es
  22. Be of Good Cheer
  23. Be of Good Cour­age, O So­ldiers
  24. Beckoning Hand of Love I See, The
  25. Before Our Kind and Gen­er­ous Friends
  26. Behold on Yon Cross, up­on Cal­va­ry’s Side
  27. Behold the Fields Are Whit­en­ing
  28. Behold the Lamb of God on Cal­v’ry’s Tree
  29. Believe Him, On­ly Trust Him
  30. Bethlehem’s Beau­ti­ful Star
  31. Bless Us, Fa­ther, as We Read
  32. Blessed Are the Poor in Spir­it
  33. Blessèd Sav­ior
  34. Breathe up­on Us, Bles­sed Spir­it!
  35. Brightest and Best of the Sum­mer
  36. Child of the King, O Call­ing Di­vine, A
  37. Christ, Our Sav­ior
  38. Christ the Sav­ior Blest Re­deem­er
  39. Christian Liv­ing
  40. Christmas Day
  41. Christmas St­ory, The
  42. Come Clo­ser, Clo­ser
  43. Come, Come To­day, While Je­sus
  44. Come, Fol­low Me, O Sweet Com­mand
  45. Come for the Sav­ior Is Call­ing
  46. Come in­to His Pre­sence with Sing­ing
  47. Come, Let Us Sing to the Sav­ior Above
  48. Come Near to Me, Thy Mas­ter Speaks
  49. Come, O Come with Sing­ing
  50. Come, Thou Com­pas­sion­ate Sav­ior
  51. Come to the Sav­ior, the Mo­ments Fly Fast
  52. Come un­to Me, Sa­ith the Cru­ci­fied One
  53. Come, Walk in Wis­dom’s Plea­sant Ways
  54. Come with Rejoicing, ’Tis Child­ren’s Day
  55. Coming, Com­ing, Hear Them Com­ing
  56. Coming to You, Ever Com­ing
  57. Courage, Sol­diers, Cour­age For­ward
  58. Crown Him the King of Kings
  59. Dost Thou Bear a Hea­vy Bur­den?
  60. Easter Gifts
  61. Every Lit­tle Step I Take My Sav­ior Knows
  62. Fall in­to Line, at the Cap­tain’s Com­mand
  63. Far o’er the Toss­ing Bil­lows
  64. Feeding the Five Thou­sand
  65. Fear Not the Path­less Wil­de­rness
  66. For Ma­ny, Ma­ny Bless­ings
  67. Form at the Thresh­old, A
  68. Forward, For­ward on the Heav’n­ly Way
  69. Forward, For­ward One Unit­ed
  70. From Ev­er­last­ing, God’s Love
  71. Fruit of the Spir­it Is Love and Joy, The
  72. Give Thanks in the Night for Thy Sor­row
  73. Glad Christ­mas Greet­ings Joy­ful­ly Sing
  74. Glory and Praise, Do­min­ion and Pow­er
  75. Go Forth at the Call of the Mas­ter
  76. Go Quick­ly, Go Quick­ly, and Bring Them In
  77. God Is Now Call­ing, Tenderly Call­ing
  78. God Our Fa­ther
  79. God’s Praise Book
  80. God’s School
  81. Government Shall Be up­on His Shoul­der, The
  82. Grace Great­er Than Our Sin
  83. Grow Like Je­sus
  84. Guide Me, O Thou Ho­ly Spir­it
  85. Hail Him, the King of Glo­ry
  86. Hail Our Glo­ri­ous Lead­er
  87. Hallelujah, the Sav­ior Is Risen
  88. Happy Hour Is Over, The
  89. Happy Sab­bath Day, The
  90. Hark! the Good Shep­herd Is Call­ing His Sheep
  91. Hark, the Love­ly Blos­soms
  92. Hark, the Lov­ing Sav­ior’s Voice
  93. Hark, the Sweet Voic­es
  94. Hark! the Voice of Je­sus, Call­ing from on High
  95. Harvest Call, The
  96. Has Some­one Shown You Kind­ness?
  97. Hast Thou Not Known, Hast Thou Not Heard?
  98. Having Done All, to Stand
  99. He Died for Me
  100. He Hath Con­quered Death and Sin
  101. He Is Wait­ing to Be Gra­cious
  102. He Lives and Loves, Our Sav­ior King
  103. He That Be­liev­eth
  104. He Was Not Will­ing That Any Should Per­ish
  105. Hear the An­gel’s Glo­ri­ous Mes­sage
  106. Hear the Pat­ter, Pat­ter of the Sum­mer Rain
  107. Hear the Word
  108. Hear the Word the Sav­ior Speaks
  109. Here We Come with Glad­ness
  110. High in Yonder Hea­ven­ly Courts the Ran­somed Sing
  111. His Light up­on the Way
  112. His Way Is Best, Our Fa­ther, God
  113. Hitherto the Lord Has Helped Us
  114. Holding Out the Life­line
  115. Holy Spir­it, Guide, Re­veal­er
  116. Hope in God, for Thou Shalt
  117. Hosanna, Ho­san­na
  118. I Am Tra­vel­ing To­ward Life’s Sun­set
  119. I Bring to Thee, O Mas­ter
  120. I Do Not Crave, O Sav­ior Christ
  121. I Know the Re­deem­er Is Migh­ty
  122. I Lift My Thank­ful Song
  123. I Long Had Wan­dered from My Lord Who Died
  124. I Sent You to Reap
  125. I Will Hope in God, My Sav­ior
  126. I Will Sing My Cheer­ful Song
  127. I Will Tell Je­sus
  128. If I Have Sor­row for My Sin
  129. If Thou Be­liev­est, Thou May­est Come
  130. I’m Here on a Mis­sion for Je­sus My King
  131. I’m Not Ash­amed
  132. In His Glo­ri­ous Beau­ty
  133. In That Land of Bliss
  134. In the Child Gar­den
  135. In the Days When Je­sus Walked with Men
  136. In the Ear­ly Glow of the Morn­ing Time
  137. In the Lit­tle Cor­ners Pre­cious
  138. In the Midst of the Fight, Be Cour­ag­eous
  139. In the Name of Je­sus, Lit­tle Child­ren Come
  140. In the Se­cret of His Pre­sence
  141. In the Small Be­gin­ners’ Class
  142. In Yonder Man­ger Cra­dle
  143. Is It No­thing to You That the Land Is Cursed?
  144. Is Thy Heart De­filed With­in?
  145. I’ve En­listed in the Ar­my of the Lord
  146. Jesus, Bless the Gifts We Bring
  147. Jesus Calls, I Hear Him
  148. Jesus Christ Is Here To­day
  149. Jesus Christ Is My Sal­va­tion
  150. Jesus Com­eth, Je­sus Com­eth
  151. Jesus Dear, We Bring Thee
  152. Jesus Ever Car­eth
  153. Jesus, Ev­er Pre­sent Friend
  154. Jesus, Help Us to Re­mem­ber
  155. Jesus’ Lit­tle Flock Are We
  156. Jesus’ Love in Full­ness
  157. Jesus Loves Me, This I Know
  158. Jesus, Mas­ter, Hast Thou Mess­ag­es to Send?
  159. Jesus Our Com­mand­er Leads Us
  160. Jesus Saves Me from My Sin
  161. Jesus’ Teach­ing
  162. Jesus, the Lord Who Was Cru­ci­fied
  163. Jesus, the Sav­ior, the Lov­ing and True
  164. Jesus, the Shep­herd, Is Call­ing
  165. Jesus, Thou Sav­ior of Child­ren
  166. Jesus, Thou Star of the Morn­ing
  167. Joyful Giv­ing
  168. Jubilant Voic­es, Glad­ly Ring
  169. Keep Your­selves in the Love of Je­sus
  170. King of All Kingdoms, God Alone
  171. Law and the Gospel, The
  172. Learn of Je­sus
  173. Leave All, and Fol­low Je­sus
  174. Let Ev­ery Heart Re­joice and Sing
  175. Let Not Your Hearts Be Trou­bled
  176. Let Those Who Trust in God
  177. Life, End­less Life Is Of­fered
  178. Lift Me High­er, Lov­ing Je­sus
  179. Lift the Roy­al Ban­ner
  180. Lift Up the Glo­ri­ous En­sign
  181. Lift Up Thy Heart
  182. Lift Up Your Eyes to the Fields
  183. Lift Up Your Hearts, Lo, the Tri­umph Is Near­ing!
  184. Lift Up Your Hearts, Ye Pil­grims
  185. Little Cap­tive Maid, The
  186. Living for the Sav­ior Ev­ery Pass­ing Hour
  187. Long, Long Days of Sum­mer, The
  188. Lo at the Por­tal Stands the Son of God
  189. Long, Long Ago a Cap­tive Maid
  190. Look un­to Him Who Has Carried Your Sin
  191. Lord Is King For­ev­er, The
  192. Lord Is My Shep­herd, The
  193. Lord Keep Watch Be­tween Us, The
  194. Lord of Har­vest Looks up­on the Fields, The
  195. Lord Will Give Grace and Glo­ry, The
  196. Lovely Flow­ers Bend Their Heads, The
  197. Loving, Gen­tle Je­sus Hear
  198. Lord of Lit­tle Child­ren, The
  199. Many Lit­tle Child­ren Ne­ver Heard
  200. March On, O Con­quer­ing Host of God
  201. Marching in the Sun­shine
  202. Marching, March­ing, Hear the March­ing Feet
  203. Master Hath Whis­pered a Mes­sage, The
  204. More and More of Grace and Mer­cy
  205. Mighty Love of Je­sus, The
  206. My Je­sus, Bless­ed Word of Trust
  207. My Pil­grim Staff I Take with Joy
  208. My Schol­ars All for Je­sus
  209. My Shep­herd Is Di­vine
  210. New Re­cruits Are Want­ed Now
  211. No Room, No Room for Id­lers
  212. O Change­less Word
  213. O Come, Come To­day
  214. O Come, for All Is Re­ady
  215. O Hark, to the Voice of Je­ho­vah
  216. O Hear the Voice of Je­sus, Go Ye
  217. O Hear Those Ten­der Voic­es Call
  218. O Listen to the Mes­sage
  219. O Lit­tle Blos­soms That Grow and That Grow
  220. O Lord, Thy Lov­ing Kind­ness
  221. O Loy­al Hearts, Be­hold
  222. O Match­less Grace, O Love Di­vine
  223. O Match­less, Mar­vel­ous Grace of God
  224. O Soul, in Dark­ness and Dis­tress
  225. O Soul in Want and Sor­row
  226. O Souls in Dark­ness Grop­ing
  227. O Tempt­ed One, Could You but Know
  228. O the Wea­ry Night Is Wan­ing
  229. O Trust the Sav­ior’s Faith­ful­ness
  230. O Won­drous Grace That Jus­ti­fies
  231. O Won­drous Love, the Love of Christ
  232. Occident and Or­i­ent Now, The
  233. Oh! Sol­diers of Christ
  234. Oh, the Won­drous Grace of Christ
  235. Oh, Who Is This For­giv­eth Sin
  236. Once I Sought For­bid­den Path­ways
  237. Once I Wan­dered Far from Je­sus
  238. Open Stand the Gates of Mer­cy, En­ter In
  239. Open the Gates for the Dear
  240. Open Thou Mine Eyes, Lord Je­sus
  241. Others, Lord, Have Come Con­fess­ing
  242. Our King Com­plete­ly Sa­tis­fied
  243. Our Lov­ing Heav’n­ly Fa­ther
  244. Over the Path­less Des­ert Way
  245. Pilgrim of the Day, A
  246. Pilgrim Tra­vel­ing Home­ward, A
  247. Praise the Lord Je­ho­vah with a Joy­ful Song
  248. Praise the Re­deem­er
  249. Praise Ye His Ho­ly Name
  250. Praise Ye Je­ho­vah
  251. Prepare the Way
  252. Rally for the Mas­ter
  253. Rally, Ral­ly, with His Ban­ner Over You
  254. Rejoice in the Lord, When the Sky Above Is Bright
  255. Repeat the Glad Sto­ry That Ne­ver Grows Old
  256. Resurrection and the Life, The
  257. Risen Je­sus, The
  258. Ruth the Glean­er
  259. Safely Thro’ An­oth­er Year
  260. Saving Grace
  261. Savior Calls with Lov­ing Voice, The
  262. See the Place Where Je­sus Lay
  263. Service of the King, The
  264. Seek the Lord and His Strength
  265. Shadows Dim May Fill the Val­ley
  266. Shadows of Twi­light Drift Ov­er, The
  267. Shining for Je­sus
  268. Show to Us the Things of Je­sus
  269. Sing Again the Sto­ry Old
  270. Sing, O My Soul, Re­peat the Olden Sto­ry
  271. Sing of His Ten­der Mer­cy
  272. Sing Praise to the Sav­ior
  273. Sing with Hearts and Voic­es True
  274. Sinner, Yes, a Sin­ner, Lost Un­done, A
  275. Some Fair To­mor­row We Shall Know
  276. Sometimes the Sky Is Ov­er­cast
  277. Somewhere To­day Is a Heart
  278. Song of Glad Re­demp­tion, The
  279. Song That Rings Around the World, The
  280. Songs of Re­joic­ing Now Fall on Our Ears
  281. Sown in Weak­ness and Dis­hon­or
  282. Spread the News of Je­sus’ Love
  283. Spring
  284. Standing Out­side
  285. Summer
  286. Sunset Gate, The
  287. Take Our Gifts
  288. Take the Wa­ter of Life
  289. Tarry Till He Comes
  290. Teach Us, Lord, to Love Thee
  291. Teach Us, O, Teach Us the Les­son
  292. Tell the Glad Sto­ry of Christ
  293. Tender Shep­herd, Ev­er Near Us
  294. Thank God for Lit­tle Child­ren
  295. That Same Je­sus, Lov­ing and Ten­der
  296. Trusting Heart Goes Sing­ing, The
  297. There Are Sor­rowful Hearts
  298. There Is Joy in Win­ning Souls
  299. There’s a Call Comes Ring­ing
  300. There’s a Foun­tain Free
  301. There’s a Pic­ture Fair and Bright
  302. There’s a Sweet and Bless­èd Sto­ry
  303. There’s No Oth­er Way
  304. These Lit­tle Ones Be­long to Him
  305. This Day of All the Year
  306. This Is the Gold­en Seed Time
  307. Thou Glo­ri­ous Risen Lord
  308. Thou God of All the Liv­ing
  309. Though the Foe Be Strong, Fight On
  310. ’Tis Je­sus Pleads, He Bids You Stay
  311. To the Cross on Cal­va­ry’s Moun­tain
  312. To You, to You the Call Rings Out
  313. Today Is the Day of Sal­va­tion
  314. Today the Har­vest Field
  315. Today the Re­deem­er Is Call­ing
  316. Trust in Je­sus
  317. Under the Blood My Sins Are Re­moved
  318. Victory, Vic­to­ry, Sing Through His Grace
  319. Voice of the Lord from the Hea­vens, The
  320. Wandering Sheep in Path­ways Drear, A
  321. Wand’ring Afar from the Love That Bought
  322. We Are Grow­ing
  323. We Come the Glad Mes­sage
  324. We Come This Hap­py, Hap­py Day
  325. We Come to Learn of Je­sus
  326. We Come to Thee, Lord Je­sus
  327. We Come, We Come, with Joy To­day
  328. We Come with Hap­py Songs
  329. We Ga­ther the Sheaves for Je­sus’ Sake
  330. We Have Heard of Je­sus’ Love
  331. We Praise Thee, O God, for the Joy and the Song
  332. We Sing the Great Sto­ry
  333. We Want to Learn of Je­sus
  334. We Would See Je­sus, Je­sus Alone
  335. Welcome, Pre­cious Baby
  336. Welcome to Our Hap­py Band
  337. Welcome, Wel­come, All Who Come
  338. Welcome, Wel­come, Ho­ly Sab­bath
  339. What a Won­der­ful Re­deem­er Is the Lord
  340. What Can We Do from Day?
  341. What Do the Flow­ers Whis­per Low?
  342. What Hin­ders?
  343. What Shall I Do with the Lord’s Com­mands?
  344. What Would Je­sus Have You Do?
  345. When I Hear of Je­sus’ Love
  346. When the Flock He Lead­eth
  347. When the Sha­dows Ga­ther
  348. When the Toil­some March Is Over
  349. When Will You Come to the Sav­ior?
  350. Where the Light of Sin Lies Dark­ly
  351. White Al­rea­dy, the Fields That Wait
  352. Who Can Heal a Trou­bled Soul?
  353. Who Can the Bur­den of Sin Re­move?
  354. Who Is Like the Lord Our God?
  355. Who Is My Neigh­bor?
  356. Who Is There Among You?
  357. Who Is This That For­giv­eth Sins?
  358. Who Will Go?
  359. Winter
  360. With Joy We Meet Our Songs
  361. With Joy­ful Lips Con­fess Him
  362. With Trust­ing Heart I Fol­low
  363. With Trust­ing Heart I Take My Way
  364. Work, Work for Je­sus Well and Will­ing­ly
  365. Workers To­ge­ther for Je­sus Our Lord

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