1826-1888
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March 14, 1826, Buckland, Massachusetts.

April 14, 1888, Boston, Massachusetts.

Plain Cemetery, Ashfield, Massachusetts.

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Sherwin’s parents were William & Marcia Carter Sherwin; his wife was Mary Ann Howes Sherwin. After moving to Boston as a teenager, he studied music under Lowell Mason. He later worked at the New England Conservatory of Music, and taught singing in Massachusetts and New York. He was the first music director at the Chautauqua Movement near Chautauqua, New York, and was musical editor at Biglow & Main publishers. His works include:

  1. All Praise Belongs to Thee, O God
  2. Art Thou Lost?
  3. Behold the Lamb of God
  4. Bright Jewels of Song
  5. Child’s Faith, A
  6. Children’s Thanks
  7. Christ, the Lord Immanuel
  8. Come Now with Joy and Singing
  9. Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee
  10. Father, High in Glory
  11. Father Most Holy
  12. God Bless the Children
  13. God Our Refuge
  14. Grander Than Ocean’s Story
  15. Hail the Day
  16. Hail the Happy Day
  17. Hark! The Spirit Whispers Low
  18. Holy Spirit, Give Us Light
  19. How We Love the Bible
  20. I Need Thee, O My God
  21. In Holy Exultation
  22. In the March of Life
  23. Jesus Bids You Come
  24. Lo! A Mighty Host
  25. Lo, the Children Come with Singing
  26. Marching On
  27. Marching to Glory
  28. Master Calleth Thee, The
  29. Merry Christmas Bells
  30. Noah’s Dove
  31. Now Thy Throne Addressing
  32. O Father, in These Hallowed Courts
  33. O Lamb of God, Come In
  34. Once More We Lift Our Souls
  35. Open Thou Our Eyes
  36. Our Glad Jubilee
  37. Our Hope in Jesus
  38. Over the Ocean, from Lands Far Away
  39. Over the River
  40. Power to Obey
  41. Praise the Lord in Song
  42. Praise the Redeemer
  43. Sing of Christ
  44. Speed the Gospel Army
  45. Tell Thy Savior
  46. Through the Jordan
  47. To God We Lift
  48. To Thee
  49. Trust in the Lord
  50. Trust the Lord
  51. Up from the Sealed Tomb
  52. We Gather Rejoicing Today
  53. We’re the Children of a King
  54. Welcome Home!
  55. Why Is Sarah Standing There?
  56. Why Is Thy Faith in God’s Great Love So Small?
  57. Why Is Thy Faith So Small?
  58. With Cheerful Songs, Eternal King
  59. Year’s March Nearer Home, A
  1. Ávila
  2. Awake! for the Trumpet Is Sounding!
  3. Baytown
  4. Beautiful Valley of Eden
  5. Better Land
  6. Bread of Life
  7. Caballero
  8. Callaway
  9. Chautauqua, Evening Praise
  10. Cockfosters
  11. Colima
  12. Cuesta
  13. Cutting
  14. Fully Persuaded
  15. Galilee, Bright Galilee
  16. God’s Love
  17. Hear the Call
  18. Heavenly Fold
  19. Just as God Leads Me I Would Go
  20. Lahore
  21. La Porte
  22. Leaning on Jesus
  23. Mason
  24. Master’s Call, The
  25. Metz
  26. Monsell
  27. Nacimiento
  28. O, Be Glad, Ye Children
  29. Odessa
  30. Our Song of Jubilee
  31. Praise the Giver of All
  32. Sachsen
  33. Salzgitter
  34. Shenzhen
  35. Sherwin
  36. Somme
  37. Sound the Battle Cry
  38. Strive for Eternal Day
  39. Virginia Beach
  40. Wake the Song
  41. Whom Have I in Heaven?
  42. Wimbledon
  43. Yukon