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Charles C. Luther (1847 to 1924)
A Baptist Named Luther.

Birth of Charles C. Luther, Baptist evangelist and hymnwriter, in Worcester, Maryland. Ordained in 1866, Luther pursued evangelistic activities most of his life, taking two years out (1891-93) to pastor a Baptist church in Bridgeport, Conn. He wrote about 25 hymns, including "Must I Go, and Empty-Handed Be?"

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