1862–1926

De­cem­ber 10, 1862, Hull, York­shire, Eng­land.

Au­gust 30, 1926, Skir­laugh, York­shire, Eng­land.

Co­lin Sterne (an an­a­gram of the let­ters from his name).

Originally plan­ning to be an en­gin­eer, Ni­chol switched his stu­dies to mu­sic, gra­du­at­ing from Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty (BM 1888).

Most of his hymn tunes were writ­ten for Sun­day School an­ni­ver­sa­ries.

  1. Build on the Rock
  2. Children’s Hap­py Voic­es
  3. Children’s Sav­ior, The
  4. Clad in Ar­mor Bright
  5. Daisies of the Mea­dow
  6. Eternal Love
  7. For Jesus’ Sake
  8. Forward for the Right
  9. Go For­ward, O Child­ren
  10. God’s Mu­sic Is About Our Way
  11. Happy Lit­tle Child­ren
  12. How Fair the Sun­set’s Gold­en Gleam
  13. I Saw a Stream­let Flash­ing
  14. Jesus Calls for Sol­diers
  15. Jesus, Lord of Hea­ven­ly Grace
  16. Kingdom of Hea­ven, The
  17. Life Is Op­en­ing Out Be­fore You
  18. Lilies of the Field, The
  19. Little Links of Gold Are We
  20. Love of the Fa­ther, The
  21. Marching Be­neath the Ban­ner
  22. O Give Us Light, We Pray Thee
  23. O Mas­ter, Give Me Gen­tle Thoughts
  24. Our Glo­ri­ous King
  25. Path of Light, The
  26. Ranks of Light, The
  27. Soldiers of the Mas­ter
  28. Song of Work, A
  29. Sunlight of Je­sus, The
  30. True and Brave
  31. Twilight Brood­ed o’er the Mea­dows
  32. Victorious Ar­my, The
  33. We’ve a Sto­ry to Tell to the Na­tions
  34. What Is the Noise of Bat­tle?
  35. When Am­ber Light Is Stream­ing
  36. When Sun­set Comes
  37. When the Call to Arms Rings Loud
  38. When the Long, Sweet Day Is Clos­ing
  39. When the Twi­light’s Calm Is Bend­ing
  40. Who Are the Sol­diers of Je­sus Christ?
  41. With a Right Good Will
  42. Within the Hal­lowed Still­ness
  43. Wondrous Sto­ry, The
  44. Would You Like to Be a He­ro?
  1. Brentwood
  2. Kirk El­la
  3. Lowell