Born: Au­gust 12, 1812, New York Ci­ty.

Died: De­cem­ber 29, 1899, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

At age 14, Mac­Kel­lar en­tered the print­ing com­pa­ny of Harp­er Bro­thers. In 1833, he moved to Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, and joined the type found­ry of John­son & Smith as a proof­read­er. He sub­se­quent­ly be­came a fore­man, then a part­ner, in the firm, which from 1860 was known as MacKellar, Smiths and Jor­dan. Mac­Kel­lar’s works in­clude:



  1. At the Door of Mercy Sigh­ing
  2. Bear the Burden of the Present
  3. Book of Grace and Book of Glo­ry
  4. Draw Nigh to the Ho­ly
  5. Father, in My Life’s Young Morn­ing
  6. I Have No Hiding Place
  7. I Will Extol Thee Every Day
  8. In the Vine­yard of Our Fa­ther
  9. Jesus! When My Soul Is Parting
  10. O the Darkness, O the Sorrow
  11. There Is a Land Immortal

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