Born: March 21, 1872, Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Died: November 2, 1962, Orlando, Florida.
Buried: Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, New York.
Meredith’s father played the violin, and his mother sang in the church choir.
By age 10, Isaac was taking organ lessons. By age 12, he was singing alto in the choir at the Oak Street Methodist Church in Norristown.
At 13, he was converted by the personal invitation of his brother. For a number of years, he sang to prisoners in the county jail each Sunday morning. In the summer of 1891, while vacationing in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, a Dr. Munhall invited him to sing in evangelistic meetings.
Shortly thereafter, he entered evangelism & began writing Gospel songs. In 1893, he and Grant Tullar founded the Tullar-Meredith music publishing house. Meredith himself composed over 1,000 songs.
During World War I, he served in France with the Young Men Christian’s Association. After the war, in addition to his music business, he served as music director for (at various times) the Bushwick Avenue Methodist Church, Brooklyn, New York; and the Peddie Memorial Baptist Church and Centenary Methodist Church, Newark, New Jersey.