Rev William Marion Runyan

Rev William Marion Runyan

Birth
Marion, Wayne County, New York, USA
Death 29 Jul 1957 (aged 87)
Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas, USA
Burial Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 25249780 · View Source
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Runyan was the son of a Methodist minister. He became a Methodist minister at 21 and held various pastorates in Kansas, 1891-1903. He was appointed evangelist for the Central Kansas Methodist Conference. He also showed an interest in music at a very young age and was church organist by age 12. He wrote his first Gospel song in 1915. In 1924 he went to John Brown Universitym Siloan Springs, Arkansas and served as pastor of the Federated Church and editor of Christian Worker's Magazine. He than moved to Chicago, Il where he was associated with the Moody Press and served as editor for Hope Publishing Company until his retirement in 1948. In 1948 he received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Wheaton, Il. His hyms include: Again He'll Come, I Sing of a Savior, If We Brightly Shine, In the Hollow of His Hand, The King's Treasures, Like as a Mother Comforteth, Lord I Have Shut the Door, Loud From the Mountaintop, More Precious to Me, The Savior for Me, To Thy Temple Holy


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  • Created by: Miss Dorice
  • Added: 13 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25249780
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William Marion Runyan (21 Jan 1870–29 Jul 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25249780, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Miss Dorice (contributor 46804985) .