William Runyan

Christian composer. Born 1870. Died 29 July 1957
William Runyan
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William Runyan

William Runyan Biography (Wikipedia)

William M. Runyan (1870–1957) was a Christian composer from the United States who wrote the music to the well-known hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness.

In 1870, William Marion Runyan was born in Marion, New York to a Methodist minister Rev. William White Runyan (born 1828) and his wife Hannah (Orcutt) Runyan (born 1839). At age fourteen, Runyan and his family moved to Marion, Kansas. As a youth, Runyan served as a church organist and graduated from Marion High School in Kansas. Runyan was ordained as a Methodist minister at age twenty-one and then pastored various congregations in Kansas.

Runyan attended Northwestern University for three years from 1895 to 1898. Starting in 1915 Runyan began writing gospel songs with the encouragement of D.B. Towner of the Moody Bible Institute.

In 1923 Runyan moved from Wichita to Chicago. From 1924 to 1926 Runyan was affiliated with John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas pastoring the Federated Church, and editing the Christian Workers' Magazine. Runyan then moved back to Chicago where he worked with the Moody Bible Institute, and he worked as editor for Hope Publishing Company, co-editing "The Service Hymnal" with Gordon Shorney.

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Great is thy Faithfulness (feat. David Newsholme, Colin Sheen, Tristan Fry, Andrew Crowley, Simon Munday, Edward Hobart, Richard Bissill & Owen Eamonn Slade)
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Great is thy Faithfulness (feat. David Newsholme, Colin Sheen, Tristan Fry, Andrew Crowley, Simon Munday, Edward Hobart, Richard Bissill & Owen Eamonn Slade)

Great is thy Faithfulness (feat. David Newsholme, Colin Sheen, Tristan Fry, Andrew Crowley, Simon Munday, Edward Hobart, Richard Bissill & Owen Eamonn Slade)

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Canterbury Cathedral Congregation
Conductor
Paul Leddington Wright
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Lyricist
Thomas Obadiah Chisholm
William Runyan
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Great Is Thy Faithfulness

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Thomas Chisholm
Colin Sheen
Tristan Fry
Andrew Crowley
Edward Hobart
Richard Bissill
Owen Slade
Paul Leddington Wright
David Newsholme
Simon Munday
Canterbury Cathedral Congregation
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