John H. Sammis

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John H. Sammis

John H. Sammis was the writer of the Christian hymn Trust and Obey with Towner in 1887.[1][2] Sammis was born in 1846, in Brooklyn, New York and died in 1919 in Los Angeles, California. A businessman who became a Presbyterian minister, John Sammis also wrote the hymn He's a Friend of Mine. He taught at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles.

Sammis wrote over 100 hymns. Most of them can be categorized in "Songs of TRUST" and "Songs of OBEDIENCE". They were compiled by T. C. Horton (a founder of Bible Institute of Los Angeles) and R. A. Torrey in 1918.[3]


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