January 10, 1867, Orange, New Jersey.

June 19, 1954, New York City.

Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York.

Merrill was a graduate of Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey (BA 1887, MA 1890), and Union Theological Seminary, New York City (BD 1890). He pastored at Presbyterian churches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Chicago, Illinois, and at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City (1911–38). His works include:

  1. Arise, O Youth of God
  2. Lord, What a Change Within Us
  3. Not Alone for Mighty Empire
  4. Rise Up, O Men of God
  5. We Knelt Before Kings
  1. Central Church
  2. Chestnut Hill
  3. Confidence
  4. Fraternity
  5. Republic
  6. Soldiers of Christ