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Daniel Webster Whittle

Daniel Webster Whittle (1840–1901) was born in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts. His family moved to Chicago and he began work at Wells Fargo Bank and was superintendent of the Tabernacle Sunday-School. He married Abbie Hanson whom he met at the Sunday-school. He served in the Union Army and fought with General Sherman at Vicksburg. He suffered a wound in his arm, and being discharged he worked for the Elgin Watch Company. He met D. L. Moody and was eventually convinced to do itinerant evangelistic work. Major Whittle was the speaker and Philip P. Bliss was the singer. He also worked with James P. McGranahan and George C. Stebbins. His daughter, May, married D. L. Moody’s son, William. He wrote over 200 hymn lyrics. He is known for the hymns “Hold the Fort,” “Moment by Moment,” “I Know Whom I have Believed,” “There Shall be Showers of Blessings,” “The Banner of the Cross.”

Curiosmith features:
Life, Warfare, and Victory.

Daniel Whittle booklist:

  • Memoirs of Philip P. Bliss edited by D.W. Whittle. Chicago: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1877. B00085OH8S
  • Jonathan and other poems. BiblioBazaar, 2009 September. Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell company, 1900. ISBN 978-1-103-39065-6
  • The Wonders of Prayer. BiblioBazaar, 2009 February 10. ISBN 978-1-103-39065-6.
  • Soul-winning
  • Life, Warfare and Victory (Moody Col Lib.)
  • Gospel Pictures and Story Sermons (Moody Col Lib.)