Who is Washington Gladden

Washington Gladden (February 11, 1836 – July 2, 1918) was a leading American Congregational pastor and early leader in the Social Gospel movement. He was a leading member of the Progressive Movement, serving for two years as a member of the Columbus, Ohio city council and campaigning against Boss Tweed as religious editor of the New York Independent. Gladden was probably the first leading U.S. religious figure to support unionization of the workforce; he also opposed racial segregation. He was a prolific writer who wrote hundreds of poems, hymns, articles, editorials, and books.

Early life

Gladden was born February 11, 1836, in Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, the son of Solomon and Amanda (Daniels) Gladden.

He was given the name Solomon Washington Gladden. Whe...
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Washington Gladden Poems

  • The Pastor's Reverie.
    The pastor sits in his easy-chair,
    With the Bible upon his knee.
    From gold to purple the clouds in the west
    Are changing momently; ...
  • O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee.
    O Master, let me walk with thee
    In lowly paths of service free;
    Tell me thy secret; help me bear
    The strain of toil, the fret of care; ...
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Hide 2 Master 2 Love 2 Clear 2 Sweet 2 I Love You 2 Work 1 Heavy 1 Strong 1 Stay 1


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Old Testament Gospel
 by William Cowper

(Hebrews, iv.2)

Israel in ancient days
Not only had a view
Of Sinai in a blaze,
But learn'd the Gospel too;
The types and figures were a glass,
In which thy saw a Saviour's face.
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