D. W. Whittle — Biographies and Information

Daniel Webster WhittleMajor Daniel Webster Whittle (1840-1901) was an American evangelist, Bible teacher and hymn writer. Through the influence of D. L. Moody, he entered full-time evangelism and worked with P. P. Bliss and James McGranahan. He wrote (mostly under pseudonym, El Nathan) the words for about two hundred hymns, including "Moment by Moment," "I Know Whom I Have Believed," and "The Banner of the Cross."

Marriage and Family:
D. W. Whittle married Abbie Hanson, August 22, 1862. They had one child, Mary (May), born 1870. May married William R. Moody, son of the 19th century evangelist D. L. Moody. A gifted singer, she assisted her father and D. L. Moody in their evangelistic efforts, co-edited with Charlie Alexander, the Northfield Hymnal No. 3 (1918) and wrote the music for several of her father's hymns, including "Moment by Moment."

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