Born: May 10, 1818, Mend­ham, New Jer­sey.

Died: Ju­ly 20, 1896, Clif­ton Springs, New York.

Buried: Wash­ing­ton Street Ce­me­te­ry, Ge­ne­va, New York.


Arthur was the son of well known Pres­by­ter­i­an min­is­ter Sam­u­el H. Cox (Ar­thur added the ‘e’ to his sur­name).

He at­tende­d the Un­i­ver­si­ty of New York and the Gen­er­al The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry in New York Ci­ty.

He served pas­tor­ates at St. John’s Church, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut; Grace Church, Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land; and Cal­va­ry Church, New York Ci­ty.

He de­clined an ap­point­ment as bi­shop of Tex­as, but in 1865 be­came Epis­co­pal bi­shop of West­ern New York.

His works in­clude:

  1. Behold an Is­ra­el­ite In­deed
  2. Bird Song, The
  3. Body of Je­sus, O Sweet Food
  4. Breath of the Lord, O Spir­it Blest
  5. Carol, Car­ol Chris­tians
  6. Christ Is Aris­en
  7. He for Who Christ Hath Left Be­hind
  8. How Beau­te­ous Were the Marks Di­vine
  9. In the Si­lent Mid­night Watch­es
  10. Lord, When Thou Didst Come from Hea­ven
  11. Now We Pray for Our Coun­try
  12. O Walk with God, and Thou Shalt Find
  13. O Where Are Kings and Em­pires Now?
  14. O Who Like Thee, So Calm, So Bright
  15. Savior, Sprin­kle Ma­ny Na­tions
  16. Still as Our Day Our Strength Shall Be
  17. Soldier, to the Con­test Press­ing
  18. There Is a Land Like Ed­en Fair
  19. We Are Liv­ing, We Are Dwell­ing
  20. Who Is This, with Gar­ments Go­ry?
  21. When o’er Ju­dea’s Vales and Hills