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William James Kirkpatrick
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1838
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Death: Sep. 20, 1921
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

William J. Kirkpatrick, who edited three music books for us The New Christian Hymn Book, Seventy-Seven Sweet Songs, and Praise Him is dead. A letter from his wife, written October 12, announces his death: Your letter of October 6 was received, but your friend was not here; he quietly fell asleep on September 29. I found him as I thought asleep, but he had passed on to join the heavenly choir. He was an honest and upright gentleman in all his dealings with us. He was considerate and kind, and his last letter to me suggested a compiler of music well equipped to bring out a new book for us. I rejoice that I was permitted to associate and work with him, for he was truly a great man. Mrs. Kirkpatrick sends me his last prayer:

Just as thou wilt, Lord! That is my cry
Just as thou wilt, to live or to die.
I am thy servant, thou knowest best;
Just as thou wilt, Lord, labor or rest.

Just as thou wilt, Lord! Which shall it be,
Life everlasting waiting for me,
Or shall I tarry here at thy feet?
Just as thou wilt, Lord, whate'er is meet.

J. C. MQ.
Gospel Advocate, October 27, 1921, page 1045.

The above provided by Kendall Sparkman 
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  Sara Lankford Kellogg Kirkpatrick (1844 - 1915)
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Jan 04, 2007
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Dear Sir,Your music has always been a blessing and a strength to me. May God bless you, and I hope to one day meet you in person in Heaven. RIP.
 Added: Feb. 24, 2012

- Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) Mallett
 Added: Jan. 26, 2012
Thank you for the invitation expressed so beautifully in the hymn "Meet me there". We'll meet in that glorious morning at the feet of Jesus ..
- Peter Matcau
 Added: Jan. 5, 2012
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