May Agnew Stephens

May 22, 1865, Kings­ton, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da.

March 19, 1935, Ny­ack, New York.

To­ron­to, Ca­na­da.


May was the daughter of Ro­bert Ag­new and Em­i­ly Bol­lard, and wife of Har­old Lee Ste­phens (married 1902).

She joined the Sal­va­tion Ar­my in New York’s 3 Corps in 1890. She helped ed­it The War Cry, and worked on the train­ing home staff and in the Can­di­dates De­part­ment.

Around 1897, she be­gan serv­ing as song lead­er and pi­an­ist at the Gos­pel Tab­er­na­cle with Al­bert Sim­pson. Two years lat­er, she helped found the Eighth Av­e­nue Mis­sion.

For the next two and half de­cades she and her hus­band Har­old were tra­vel­ing evan­gel­ists in Am­er­i­ca, Can­a­da and Bri­tain.

Her works in­clude:

  1. Afar from God in Wear­i­ness and Sin
  2. Come, Who­so­ev­er Will
  3. Far Away in Hea­then Coun­tries
  4. Have Faith in God
  5. I Choose Thee, Bless­èd Will of God
  6. I Will Fol­low Je­sus
  7. Is There a Heart That Is Wait­ing?
  8. My Lord and I
  9. Prayer Chang­es Things
  10. ’Tis Bet­ter Far to Fol­low Je­sus
  11. What, Ne­ver Thirst Again?
  1. Evening Hymn
  2. Grace and Glo­ry
  3. It’s Roll­ing In
  4. Living in the Glo­ry
  5. Up­per Room of Love, The