1822–1894

Introduction

Born: No­vem­ber 26, 1822, Sun­der­land, Dur­ham, Eng­land.

Died: Ap­ril 2, 1894, Cam­bridge Ter­race, Sun­der­land, Dur­ham, Eng­land.

Buried: Sun­der­land, Dur­ham, Eng­land. There is no stone on Long­staff’s plot, which is next to the grave of his sis­ter Joyce (marked by a large ob­e­lisk) in Sun­der­land’s main ce­me­te­ry.

Biography

Longstaff was trea­sur­er of the Be­thes­da Free Cha­pel in Sun­der­land. He was friends with Sal­va­tion Ar­my found­er Will­iam Booth, and evan­gel­ists Dwight Moo­dy and Ira San­key.

Works

A num­ber of his hymns were ap­par­ent­ly pub­lished in the Sal­va­tion Ar­my’s War Cry in the 1880’s.

Sources

Lyrics

Help Needed

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