May 7, 1844, Redford, Michigan.

October 24, 1932, Plymouth, Michigan.

Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth, Michigan.

Uncle Frank.


Son of Wells and Thankful Palmer Hartsough, Palmer attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal. After working as a traveling singing teacher in Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, Hartsough opened a music studio in Rock Island, Illinois, around 1877, and directed the music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, he moved to Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, where he joined the Fillmore Music Company. In Cin­cin­na­ti, he acted as music director at the Bethel Mission and at the Ninth Street Baptist Church. Hartsough was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Michigan, from 1914 until retiring in 1927. He then returned to Plymouth, Michigan, where he lived the rest of his life. University of Missouri librarian Henry O. Severance wrote an unpublished biography of Hartsough in 1937.

  1. All Safe to Land
  2. All Thy Hills He Clothed with Fatling
  3. Along the Ancient Highway
  4. Are You Sowing the Seed?
  5. Are You Trusting in the Savior?
  6. Armies of Zion
  7. As Goes America, So Goes the World
  8. As We Joyful Gather in This Happy Band
  9. Banners Waving Proudly o’er Us
  10. Be Not Afraid, But Speak
  11. Beautiful Flag of Liberty
  12. Beautiful River of Life
  13. Behold, a Stranger Waiting Stands
  14. Behold, Behold the Fields Already White
  15. Bells Are Ringing, Birds Are Singing
  16. Bells of Heaven, How They Gently Chime
  17. Brief Day of Life Is Fast Nearing Its Close, The
  18. Bright Bloom the Daisies
  19. Bright Hosts in Worlds Above
  20. Bright Star of Hope
  21. Bring Me Not Gifts
  22. Cheerful Giving
  23. Chiming Through the Azure Sky
  24. Christ, Our Friend, O What a Wonder
  25. Clear on Earth’s Gloomy Night
  26. Come Out, Come Out, Good Girls and Boys
  27. Come to the Lord in Prayer
  28. Come to the Savior
  29. Conquering Christ, O Earth, Behold, The
  30. Dark Is the Night
  31. Ever for the Right, Boys
  32. Eye Hath Not Seen
  33. Fair Lilies We Bring You
  34. Father in Heaven So Kindly Doth Give, The
  35. Father, Kind, Above, Sent Forth in Tender Love, The
  36. Father, Pleads Thy Son in Prayer
  37. Filled with the Spirit Sent From the Father
  38. Flowers of the Field Have a Lesson for Me, The
  39. Fly Your Banners
  40. Follow in the Path Where Jesus Leads
  41. Following Jesus, Shepherd Divine
  42. Following the Steps of Jesus
  43. For the Ones That Are Dear
  44. Forward, Forward, Forward Go
  45. From a Distant Shore Comes the Moaning Cry
  46. Give, Give to the Lord Saith the Word
  47. Give Thanks to the Lord, and Bless His Name
  48. Give We Praise to the God Above
  49. Glory So Great, The
  50. Go Forth, Thou Church Triumphant
  51. God Bless Our Native Land
  52. Grant Us, Lord, Thy Blessed Favor
  53. Great Joy in That City
  54. Greet the Whole World with a Smile
  55. Hail, Mighty Victor, Hail
  56. Happy in the Gospel From Above
  57. Has the Promise of the Father
  58. He Is Coming
  59. Hear the Trumpet Call That’s Sounding
  60. Hear Ye Not the Trumpet Blast?
  61. Heaven, Sweet Heaven, I Hear Afar the Song
  62. Heralds of Light, Go Ye Forth Mid the Darkness
  63. Heralds of Truth, Sound Ye Abroad
  64. Holy One, Jesus Our Savior
  65. How Calm and Bright the Lovely Morn
  66. I Am Happy in My Savior, I Am Singing All the Day
  67. I Am Resolved
  68. I Believe in God
  69. I Have a Store of All Goodly Things
  70. I Hear My Blessed Savior Say, Thy Sins Are All Forgiven
  71. I Love the Lord, He Came to Save
  72. I Shall Awake When the Trump Shall Sound
  73. I Will Not Go Without Thee
  74. If I Must Die, O, Let Me Die Reclining
  75. In Him We Live
  76. In His Rude Manger-Bed Sleeping
  77. In Love for Me the Holy One Enthroned
  78. In My Heart the Bells of Gladness
  79. In That Summer Land of Beauty
  80. In the Country That We Love the Best
  81. In the House of Many Mansions
  82. In the Kingdom of the Lord
  83. In the Land We Love, Home of God’s Great Blessing
  84. In the Light of God’s Truth
  85. In the Morning Ere the Busy Day
  86. In the Name of Christ, Fling Your Banners Out
  87. In the Name of God We’re Marching
  88. In the Name of Jesus Bow
  89. In the Service of My Savior There Is Blessing
  90. In the Silence of the Midnight, O My Soul
  91. In the Stillness of the Twilight
  92. In the Sunday School We’re Gathered Once Again
  93. Into My Soul Has Come Peace Like a Dove
  94. Is There Aught So Lovely as the Sunny Day
  95. I’ve Joy Within Where’er I Go
  96. Jesus Is Calling
  97. Jesus Is Calling, Dear One, for Thee
  98. Jesus Is Calling, I Hear His Loving Voice
  99. Jesus the High and the Holy
  100. Jesus, Thou Light Divine
  101. Jesus, Thou Merciful Savior
  102. Joyful We Come to Zion’s Fair Gates
  103. Just as Thou Wilt
  104. Just on Before Are the Hills of God
  105. Leaving It All with Him
  106. Light From Heaven Shines on My Way, A
  107. Little Boat, Little Boat, Sail Away
  108. Lord Be with and Bless Thee, The
  109. Lord, We Beseech Thee, Grant Thy Spirit’s Power
  110. Loud Sounds the Bugle, Clear Comes the Call
  111. Love and Help Each Other
  112. Lovely, Lovely River, on Thy Way So Free
  113. March Boldly On
  114. Master Is Calling Thee, Go Forth to the Field, The
  115. Messengers of Love and Mercy
  116. Murmuring Brooks, the Singing Birds, The
  117. My Savior Died upon the Tree
  118. Native Land, Our Country Bright
  119. O Bright Are the Wavelets on Blue Galilee
  120. O, Calvary, Dread Calvary
  121. O Come, O Come, Let Us Worship
  122. O Country Great, O Country Free
  123. O Gently Speak as on We Go
  124. O Happy Souls Are We Who Hear
  125. O Heavenly Father Hear Our Prayer
  126. O Holy Day, O Happy Day
  127. O How Pleasant the Way
  128. O I Love to Go to Jesus
  129. O My Blessed Savior, Guide Me
  130. O My Soul, Thy Savior See
  131. O Night of Glory, When the Angels Sang
  132. O People of the Living God
  133. O Praise the Lord, O Praise the Lord, Let Songs
  134. O Roses Sweet, O Roses Fair
  135. O Savior Mine, So Full, So Free
  136. O, Sing of the Love of the Lord
  137. O Wonderful Word of Salvation
  138. O’er Our Land the Day Is Breaking
  139. O’er the Dark and Silent Stream
  140. O’er the Meadow and the Mountain
  141. O’er the Silent River, Dark and Cold
  142. Oft as Returns the Holy Day the Day of Sacred Rest
  143. On the Precious Promise of My Savior I’m Resting
  144. On the Promise of My Savior
  145. On the Western Billows
  146. On Thee, My Lord, My Soul Is Stayed
  147. Only Jesus
  148. Onward, Onward, Hear the Trumpet Calling
  149. Open the Windows of Heaven, O Lord, and Blessings
  150. Our Father, While Before Thee
  151. Our Native Land We Bring to Jesus
  152. Praise of Our Creator, The
  153. Praise Ye the Lord with Harp and Voice
  154. Praise Ye the Lord, Your Grateful Tribute Bringing
  155. Put on the Whole Armor
  156. Refuge Have We When the Storm Sweeps the Skies, A
  157. Resurrection Day, The
  158. Rejoice, Rejoice, Ye Nations
  159. Scatter Your Many Blessings to the Ones You Hold So Dear
  160. See the Dews of Morning on the Blades of Green
  161. Seek Ye the Lord While He May Be Found
  162. Send Out Thy Light and Thy Truth, Blessed Lord
  163. Shepherd So True and Tender
  164. Sing Every Clime and Tongue, O Happy World
  165. Sing to Jehovah, Sing Ye with Gladness
  166. Sky Is Bright, the Heart Is Light, The
  167. Soldiers, Are We at the Call of Our King
  168. Speed Away
  169. Star Divine, That Led the Wise Men
  170. Summer Comes at His Decree, The
  171. Sweet Are the Promises of the Early Spring
  172. Sweet Are the Promises of the Holy Word
  173. Sweet Are the Songs of the Wild Birds
  174. Sweet Gifts of Love
  175. Sweet It Is, O Lord, to Praise
  176. Sweet on the Ear Falls a Heavenly Voice
  177. Sweet Savior Mine, So Full, So Free
  178. Sweetest Song, the Dearest Name, The
  179. Take Heart, Weary Toiler, Be of Good Cheer
  180. Tell It Again to Me the Story
  181. Tell It Out, Tell It Out, Send the Word Abroad
  182. Thanks Be to God for All His Mighty Deeds
  183. There Is a Marriage of the Great King’s Son
  184. There Is a Path That Jesus Leads
  185. There Is a River Whose Crystal Flood
  186. There Is Nothing Like the Goodness
  187. There Is One Among the Meek Most Lowly
  188. Therefore Watch
  189. There’s a Battle on Against the Wrong
  190. There’s a Rising Brightness in the Sky
  191. There’s Joy in My Heart Today
  192. They Are Telling of a Savior
  193. Through All the Temple Ringing
  194. Through an Enemy’s Country We Journey
  195. Through the Meadows Where the Sweetest Pasture Grows
  196. Thy Lord Hath Visited Thee
  197. ’Tis Finished, Was His Dying Cry
  198. ’Tis the Sacred Day
  199. ’Tis the Savior Pleading, Come, O Come to Me
  200. ’Tis the Sweetest Thought
  201. To the Blessed Father Now Be Endless Praise
  202. To the Lamb That Was Slain and Is Risen Again
  203. To Us Has Been Given a Country So Great
  204. Today If Ye Will Hear His Voice
  205. Trumpet Call of God, The
  206. Unto Him Will I Sing
  207. Unto the Lord, unto the Lord
  208. Upon the Cross Uplifted High
  209. Upon the Sunday Morn, How Sweet
  210. Wait Upon God
  211. Wait on the Lord, Though Dark Thy Night
  212. Watch and Wait for the Time Is Nearing
  213. We Are an Army, Grand and Mighty
  214. We Are Happy, Always Happy in the Sunday School
  215. We Are Soldiers in the Army, We Are Under Marching Orders
  216. We Are Waiting Till the Bridegroom Cometh
  217. We Come, We Come, We Come to the Sunday School
  218. We Have Buckled on the Armor
  219. We Praise Thee, O God, in Thy Name We Rejoice
  220. We Should Love and Help Each Other
  221. We Would Love and Help
  222. Week Has Passed Its Busy Round, The
  223. We’ll Be There
  224. When Bursts the Morning So Clear and So Bright
  225. When By the Sea Side Straying
  226. When It’s Bright Above You
  227. When Lord’s Day Morning Comes So Fair and Bright
  228. When Night Settles Down o’er the Sea
  229. When Sunset Is Gilding the Western Hills
  230. When the Burning Sun Is Parching
  231. When the Christmas Bells Are Pealing Out
  232. When the Day Is Breaking and the Night Is Gone
  233. When the Shades of Night Are Darkest
  234. When the Skies Are Bright I’ve a Song So Light
  235. When the Sky o’er Spreads with Blackness
  236. When the Storm Rages High and the Tempest Is Free
  237. When the Tide of God’s Mercy Comes In
  238. When the Troubles of Life Like the Wild Billows Roll
  239. When the Winds and Floods Uprising
  240. When with the Notes of Spring
  241. Where Jesus Calls
  242. While Nature Rejoices and We Are So Glad
  243. While We’re Gathered Here in Happy Throng
  244. Who Can Tell the Love of Jesus?
  245. Wild Breaks the Storm upon the Deep
  246. Wonderful Saving Power of Jesus
  247. Would You Have the Things You Ask For?
  248. Word of His Grace, The
  249. Years of God Are Rolling On, The
  250. Young Men, Be Strong the World to Win

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