August 31, 1907, Salina, Kansas.

February 13, 1999, Eugene, Oregon.

Buck attended Bi­o­la Institute, La Mi­ra­da, Cal­i­for­nia; Whit­ti­er College, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia; the Los An­ge­les Bible Seminary (BSM 1946); and San Gab­ri­el College (MA 1950).

Ordained in 1934, he pastored at the First Chris­tian Church in Ar­ling­ton, Cal­i­for­nia, for five years, at three other churches in Cal­i­for­nia, then at the First Chris­tian Church in Eu­gene, Or­e­gon, from 1960 until he retired. His works include:

  1. All Praise to God for Song
  2. Amid the Toils of a Day Filled with Care
  3. Bless Thou Our Christian Homes
  4. Buckle Your Armor and Stand
  5. Challenge Comes, the Trumpet Sounds, The
  6. Creation Shows the Power of God
  7. Hear the Clock
  8. Hour Divine, the
  9. I Believe in Miracles
  10. In the Song of a Heart Redeemed
  11. Isaiah Heard the Voice of God
  12. It Is Springtime in My Heart
  13. My Darkened Night Was Turned to Day
  14. O God of Youth, We Come to You for Leading
  15. O Lord, May Church and Home Combine
  16. O Lord, the Maze of Earthly Ways
  17. O Master Teacher, Teach Us Now
  18. Ring, Ring, Ring the Bells
  19. Sunday Morning Clear
  20. There’s a Banquet Spread Each Day
  21. This Is the Day Which Thou Has Set Apart
  22. Till the Morning
  23. We Want to Know, Lord
  24. When Earth Leaves Me Lonely
  25. When God Speaks, the High Mountains Tremble