Cox, Luther J
Cox, Luther J.
the bard of the Methodist Protestant Church, was born in Maryland, December 27, 1791. He was licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1819, but afterwards left it; and was among the first to organize and set in operation the Methodist Protestant Church, in which he acted as a zealous, unstationed minister until 1869, and then was received as a supernumerary member in the Maryland Annual Conference. He died July 26, 1870. With an ardent and devotional temperament he possessed a genius and talent for poetry. He is the author of several popular hymns especially "An alien from God and a stranger to grace." See Cobhouer, Founders of the Meth. Prot. Church, page 213.