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Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, a Congregational minister and educator, the son of Rev. Andrew Rankin, was born at Thornton, N. H., January 2, 1828; was graduated from Middlebury College, Vt., in 1848; a pastor of Congregational Churches successively in Potsdam, N. Y., St. Albans, Vt., Lowell and Boston, Mass., Washington and Orange, N. J. From 1889 to 1903 he was President of Howard University, Washington City. He was the author of about a dozen volumes of prose and poetry. In 1878 he edited and issued the Gospel Temperance Hymnal. He died June 15, 1904. Of all modern "goodby" hymns used in religious services, this one by Dr. Rankin is the most popular:

God be with you till we meet again 564
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