1872–1962
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March 21, 1872, Norristown, Pennsylvania.

November 2, 1962, Orlando, Florida.

Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, New York.

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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. Dwelling in Me
  12. Father, Make Us Loving
  13. First Christmas Song, The
  14. For the Man of Galilee
  15. Garden of Childhood
  16. Hail, Mighty Victor
  17. Happy New Year!
  18. He Lives! The Savior Lives!
  19. If Ye Then with Christ Be Risen (1926)
  20. Jesus Is Precious
  21. Let the Laurel Twine
  22. Let Us Sing for Joy
  23. Long Ago on Christmas Day
  24. Marching On to Victory
  25. Move Forward
  26. O Holy Bible
  27. Our Message
  28. Precious Friend, The
  29. Seal Us, O Holy Spirit
  30. Sealed Was the Tomb
  31. Shine On, Bethlehem’s Star
  32. Signal Lights
  33. Someone Is Praying for You
  34. Spirit and Bride Say Come, The
  35. Stowell
  36. Syracuse
  37. Tell It Out
  38. That Ye Might Have Life
  39. Thy Word
  40. Wake, Sweetest Strain
  41. Waking Out of Silence
  42. We Will Follow Jesus
  43. When Jesus Came My Way
  44. Wonderful, Counselor!