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