August 31 1828, Ithaca, New York.

January 1, 1919, Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Hartsough graduated from the Cazenovia Seminary in 1852, was ordained a Methodist minister in 1853, and joined the Oneida Conference in New York. Around 1868, he moved west for health reasons, becoming superintendent of the Utah Mission, then presiding elder of the Wyoming District. About the same time, he served as musical editor for Joseph Hillman’s Revivalist. In 1871, Hartsough became pastor of the Methodist church in Epworth, Iowa. He transferred to the Northwest Iowa Conference in 1874, and retired in 1895. His works include:

  1. And Did My Sovereign Die?
  2. Blessed Angels Are Around Me
  3. Come, Friends and Neighbors, Come
  4. Come, This Poor Heart of Mine
  5. Coming to Jesus as I Am
  6. Create in Me, Lord, a New Heart
  7. He Wills That I Should Holy Be
  8. Higher Rock, The
  9. How Beautiful the Flowers
  10. How Bright the Hope That Calv’ry Brings
  11. Hundred Years, A
  12. I Bring You Tidings of Great Joy
  13. I Cling, Dear Lord, to Thee
  14. I Do Not Want One Thought, Dear Lord
  15. I Have Loved Ones Before the White Throne
  16. I Hear Thy Welcome Voice
  17. I Love to Sing of Heaven
  18. I Shall Know Thee in the Morning
  19. In the Morning of the Waking
  20. In the Presence of Jesus My Soul Takes Delight
  21. In the Rifted Rock I’m Resting
  22. Jesus Calls Me, I Am Going
  23. Jesus Now Pleads with Gentle Voice
  24. Jesus, the Wonderful
  25. King in His Beauty, The
  26. Let Me Go
  27. Let Nothing Divide Us, Dear Savior
  28. Life’s a Field Where Armies Battle
  29. Listen to the Promptings
  30. Listen to the Whisperings of the Spirit
  31. My All to Christ I’ve Given
  32. My Faltering Feet No Safety Know
  33. None Other Now but Jesus
  34. O Have You Not Heard of That Realm of Delight?
  35. O Who’ll Stand Up for Jesus?
  36. Raise Me Higher
  37. Robed and Ready
  38. War Is Almost Ended, The
  1. Hartsough
  2. Welcome Voice