September 6, 1840, Rock Island, Illinois.

September 25, 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois.

Between 1867 and 1885, Spencer served numerous Methodist Episcopal (ME) churches in the Rock River Conference (northern Illinois). He was senior pastor of the First ME Church in Chicago, Illinois, for six weeks in 1885 when he was elected to serve as assistant Corresponding Secretary of the ME of Church Extension, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His daughter was hymnist Clarissa Spencer.

  1. Companions in This Holy War
  2. Decide Tonight
  3. Go Tell the World Who Are Watching in Sorrow
  4. Help Just a Little
  5. I Shall Be Like Him
  6. My Spirit Is Free
  7. Only When Victory Ends the Fray
  8. Songs of the Reaper, The
  9. Wonderful Army of God

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