"Keeping the Hymns Close By"

My Jesus I Love Thee


Author – William R. Featherston, 1846- 1873
Composer – Adoniram J. Gordon, 1836 - 1895


I John 4:19 – We love Him, because He first loved us.

This devotional hymn, which expresses a believer’s love and gratitude to Christ for what He has accomplished in redemption, was written by a teen-ager.

The author, William Ralph Featherston, (sometimes spelled Featherstone), was born on July 23, 1846 in Montreal, Canada. It is thought that young Featherston penned these words at the time of his conversion experience, when only sixteen years of age. Though information about Willaim Featherson is scarce, it is believed that he then sent the text to his aunty, Mrs. E. Featherson Wilson, living in Los Angeles, who in turn encouraged its publication. It is reported that the original copy of the poem, in the author’s boyish handwriting, is still a cherished treasure in the family. Rather strangely, however, the hymn text appeared anonymously with a different tune in an English hymnal, The London Hymn Book, published in 1864.

The composer, Dr. Adoniram Judson Gordon was born in New Hampton, New Hampshire, on April 19, 1836, and was named for the famed pioneer missionary to India-Burma. He was the pastor of the Clarendon Street Baptist Church of Boston, Massachusetts. He became a close friend of Dwight L. Moody and was of great assistance in Moody’s evangelistic efforts in Boston. Dr. Gordon discovered the anonymous hymn in the London Hymn Book in 1870, and was attracted to its text. As he mediated on the hymn one day, he became dissatisfied with its existing melody, and as he later said, “In a moment of inspiration, a beautiful new air sang itself to me.” The hymn in its present form first appeared in the hymnal, The Service of Song for Baptist Churches published in 1876. The hymn has been included in nearly every evangelical hymnal published to the present time.

"For It Is God Who Works"

This book, written by Dolly Martin Monroe in 1997, chronicles the beginning of Houston's first Christian radio station. It contains barriers, obstacles, and financial difficulties through which the Lord navigated this ministry.

We invite you to read our testimony in the hope it may increase your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His ability to provide for the needs of those who are His.

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The Bryan/College Station programming is moving up the radio dial from 100.9 FM to 101.3 FM on Monday, February 2nd. Please let your friends and family know that are in the Bryan/College Station area that they will still be able to hear KHCB but the new dial location will now be 101.3 FM.