September 19, 1862, Hastings, Ontario, Canada.

December 20, 1941, Greencastle, Indiana, of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Greencastle City Cemetery, Greencastle, Indiana.

George Walker Whitcomb.

A Methodist minister, Ostrom was associated with the Moody Bible Institute, starting in 1921. He wrote under his pseudonym because he felt freer to use his songs in evangelistic meetings if he didn’t draw attention to himself as the author. His works include:

  1. Are We to Go Where Jesus Leads?
  2. Bless the Lord, My Soul, Forever
  3. Christ Is Coming
  4. Hallelujah to Thy Name!
  5. Hark, Jesus Is Calling
  6. He Never Can Be Late
  7. His Mighty Hand
  8. How I Long To Tell It
  9. If Heaven’s a Home!
  10. Is It the Crowning Day?
  11. Lift Them to the Light
  12. O Sabbath, ’Tis of Thee
  13. O What a Day Is Coming
  14. Only a Step
  15. Tender Mercy, Holy Balm
  16. Voice of Jesus, The
  17. We Can and Will
  18. Ye Shall Find Rest
  19. You Serve but One Master