1819–1899

Sep­tem­ber 4, 1819, Au­burn, Maine.

Au­gust 29, 1899, Wel­les­ley, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Saint Ma­ry’s Ce­me­te­ry, New­ton Lowe­r Falls, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Irville was the son of Han­son Les­lie and Ma­ry Mar­tin, and hus­band of Ma­ria Rice of Need­ham, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

As of 1843, he was ed­it­or of The Ol­ive Leaf, a per­i­o­di­cal in Chi­co­pee, Mas­sa­chu­setts. By 1873, he was ed­it­ing The Young Pil­grim, an Ad­vent Chris­tian pub­li­ca­tion in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

  1. After All, Eter­ni­ty!
  2. Brother, Thou Wast True and Faith­ful
  3. Far on Zi­on’s Mount Ap­pear­ing
  4. Have You Heard About the Shep­herd?
  5. He Is Ev­ery­thing to Me
  6. Here Unit­ed Let Us Join
  7. I Hear the Sav­ior Call­ing
  8. Keep Me, Lord, from Wan­der­ing
  9. Let Me Go Where They Are Go­ing
  10. Let the Child­ren Come to Me
  11. Now to Him Who Gave Us Breath
  12. O Come, Let Us Sing of His Mer­cy
  13. O ’Twas Love That Brought Me to Him
  14. On Time’s Tem­pes­tu­ous Ocean Wide
  15. Only Wait­ing Till the Dawn­ing
  16. Sowing the Seed When the Day Has Be­gun
  17. Sowing Their Seed in the Beau­ti­ful Dawn
  18. Sweet and Pre­cious Is the Pro­mise
  19. Night Was Dark and Drea­ry, The
  20. Night Was Dark and Fear­ful, The
  21. Smitten Rock, Whence Wa­ter Flows, The
  22. Though the Way Grow Dark and Drea­ry
  23. To Thee, Sav­ior, I Am Cling­ing
  24. We Are Tra­vel­ing Home to Man­sions Bright
  25. We’re a Band of Pil­grim Strang­ers
  26. When I Was Far Away and Lost
  27. When the An­gels Come
  28. When the Skies Shall Glow
  29. Yonder’s My Home

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