1850–1935

De­cem­ber 3, 1850, New York City.

De­cem­ber 17, 1935, Madison, New Jersey.

Woodlawn Ce­me­te­ry, Bronx, New York.

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North received degrees from Wesleyan Un­i­ver­si­ty, and was ordained a Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal minister in 1872. He served pastorates in Florida, New York City and Middletown, Con­nec­ti­cut, for two decades.

He then edited The Christian City, and served as Secretary of the Church Extension and Missionary Society of New York City, and Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church. From 1916–20, he was president of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America.

He wrote about a dozen hymns.

  1. Jesus, the Calm That Fills My Breast
  2. O Christ, M Lord, Whose Perfect Life
  3. O Master of the Waking World
  4. Thou Lord of Light, Across the Years
  5. Touch Thou, O Lord, the Century’s Crest
  6. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
  7. Where Lies Our Path, We Seek to Know
  8. World’s Astir, The