Phoebe Palmer

Phoebe Palmer

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 2 Nov 1874 (aged 66)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 57, Lot 1556
Memorial ID 9727459 · View Source
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Religious Pioneer. She was a Methodist evangelist and hymn writer noted for promoting the doctrine of Christian music perfection. In 1835, with her sister Sarah Lankford, she began having weekly prayer meetings with women. With her many hymns to include "The Cleansing Wave" and "When Shall I Sweep Through the Gates?", she promoted the concept of Christian faith throughout the United States and the rest of the world. She also wrote books and edited the magazine "The Guide of Holiness", from 1864 until her death. Her scripture is considered the link between Wesleyan revivalism and modern Pentecostalism, which gave rise to denominations like The Church of the Nazarene, The Salvation Army, The Church of God, and The Pentecostal-Holiness Church.

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