1856-1921
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August 8, 1856, New York City.

April 4, 1921, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

A graduate of Urbana University, Urbana, Ohio, Smyth was ordained January 5, 1879, and served as pastor of the Portland New Church Society (1877-82), the Roxbury Society (1882-98), and the New York Society (1898-1921). He served as President of the New Church New York Association (1907-21), and of the General Convention (1911-21). He was also a member of the American New-Church Sunday School Association committee that compiled and edited the Hosanna, the New Jerusalem Committee of Worship that compiled and edited the Magnificat in 1910, and—along with James Reed—on the General Convention of the New Jerusalem Committee of Worship that established the 1912 Book of Worship. Kennedy also founded the Kennedy House for the education of the underprivileged in New York City.

  1. Dear Savior, Stretch Thy Loving Arms
  2. How the Lord from Heaven Came
  3. Smyth
  4. Viglia

Smyth’s burial place