Born: Ju­ly 29, 1866, Frank­lin, Ken­tucky.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 29, 1960, Ocean Grove, New Jer­sey.

Buried: St. Thom­as White­marsh Epis­co­pal Church, White­marsh, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Chisholm was ed­u­cat­ed in a small count­ry school, and be­came its teach­er at age 16. At age 21, he be­came as­so­ci­ate ed­it­or of the week­ly news­pa­per, The Frank­lin Fav­or­ite. In 1893, he be­came a Christ­ian un­der the min­is­try of Dr. Hen­ry Clay Mor­rison (fu­ture pres­i­dent of Asbury Coll­ege, Wil­more, Ken­tucky). Chis­holm moved to Lou­is­ville at the per­sua­sion of Mor­ris­on and be­came ed­it­or of the Pen­te­cos­tal Her­ald. He was or­dained a Meth­od­ist min­is­ter in 1903 and served a brief pas­tor­ate at Scotts­ville, Ken­tucky. In poor health, he moved his fam­i­ly to a farm near Wi­nona Lake, In­di­a­na. He be­came an in­sur­ance sales­man, moving to Vine­land, New Jer­sey, in 1916. He re­tired in 1953 to the Meth­od­ist Home for the Aged in Ocean Grove, New Jer­sey. Chis­holm wrote over 1200 po­ems, of which 800 were pub­lished, and ma­ny set to mu­sic.



  1. Bring Christ Your Broken Life
  2. Christ Is Risen from the Dead (© 1940)
  3. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  4. He Supplieth All of My Need
  5. He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions (© 1941)
  6. I Want to Be Like Jesus (© 1945)
  7. Jesus Only
  8. Listen While I Tell (© 1933)
  9. Living for Jesus
  10. New Creature, A
  11. O to Be Like Thee!
  12. Only in Thee
  13. Prodigal Son, The
  14. Trust in the Lord
  15. What Would We Do Without Jesus? (© 1935)