56 years ago today, William Reed Newell, song writer and preacher passed away. He is buried in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fruitland Park, Lake County, Florida
Rev. Newell wrote the gospel hymn "At Calvary." He attended Wooster (Ohio) College, graduating in 1891. After studies at Princeton and Oberlin Seminaries, he pastored the Bethesda Congregational Church in Chicago until 1895, when Moody invited him to become the assistant superintendent of Moody Bible Institute under R.A. Torrey. He wrote several commentaries: Romans Verse-by-Verse, Hebrews Verse-by-Verse, and The Book of Revelation.
His memorial stone inscription reads (Romans 8:1);
There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus