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. 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. Let Us Sing for Joy
  19. Move Forward
  20. O Holy Bible
  21. Our Message
  22. Precious Friend, The
  23. Seal Us, O Holy Spirit
  24. Sealed Was the Tomb
  25. Shine On, Bethlehem’s Star
  26. Signal Lights
  27. Someone Is Praying for You
  28. Spirit and Bride Say Come, The
  29. Stowell
  30. Syracuse
  31. Tell It Out
  32. That Ye Might Have Life
  33. Thy Word
  34. Wake, Sweetest Strain
  35. Waking Out of Silence
  36. We Will Follow Jesus
  37. When Jesus Came My Way
  38. Wonderful, Counselor!