March 21, 1872, Norristown, Pennsylvania.

November 2, 1962, Orlando, Florida.

Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, New York.


Meredith’s father played the violin, and his mother sang in the church choir. By age 10, Isaac was taking organ lessons. By age 12, he was singing alto in the choir at the Oak Street Methodist Church in Norristown. At 13, he was converted by the personal invitation of his brother. For a number of years, he sang to prisoners in the county jail each Sunday morning. In the summer of 1891, while vacationing in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, a Dr. Munhall invited him to sing in evangelistic meetings. Shortly thereafter, he entered evangelism & began writing Gospel songs. In 1893, Meredith & Grant Tullar founded the Tullar-Meredith music publishing house. Meredith himself composed over 1,000 songs. During World War I, he served in France with the Young Men Christian’s Association. After the war, in addition to his music business, he served as music director for (at various times) the Bushwick Avenue Methodist Church, Brooklyn, New York; and the Peddie Memorial Baptist Church and Centenary Methodist Church, Newark, New Jersey. His works include:

  1. Addis Ababa
  2. All Hail to the Prince of Life
  3. All in the Silent Night
  4. All the Way to Calvary
  5. Angels Adore Him
  6. Beautiful Words of Jesus
  7. Bells of Hope, The
  8. Building, Daily Building
  9. Come with the Wise Men
  10. Comrades of the Cross
  11. Father, Make Us Loving
  12. First Christmas Song, The
  13. For the Man of Galilee
  14. Garden of Childhood
  15. Hail, Mighty Victor
  16. Happy New Year!
  17. If Ye Then with Christ Be Risen (1926)
  18. Jesus Is Precious
  19. Let Us Sing for Joy
  20. Move Forward
  21. O Holy Bible
  22. Our Message
  23. Precious Friend, The
  24. Seal Us, O Holy Spirit
  25. Sealed Was the Tomb
  26. Shine On, Bethlehem’s Star
  27. Signal Lights
  28. Someone Is Praying for You
  29. Spirit and Bride Say Come, The
  30. Stowell
  31. Syracuse
  32. Tell It Out
  33. That Ye Might Have Life
  34. Thy Word
  35. Wake, Sweetest Strain
  36. Waking Out of Silence
  37. We Will Follow Jesus
  38. When Jesus Came My Way
  39. Wonderful, Counselor!