J. B. Coats

J. B. Coats
Short Name: J. B. Coats
Full Name: Coats, J. B. (James Buchanan), 1901-1961
Birth Year: 1901
Death Year: 1961

J.B. Coats was born on April 6, 1901, in Summerland, Mississippi. He attended the schools of his area and was both a student and lover of music all his life...His formal education was continued with study at Mississippi Southern College and Louisiana State University. He also studied music with Julius Rishing, J.E. and Alvis O. Thomas and T.B. Mosley. When just a lad about fourteen, he began teaching music classes and conducting evangelistic singing. Mr. Coats was a teacher in public schools most of his life...He was the composer of many loved gospel songs with "Where Could I Go" haveing been printed and sung most widely. Others of his outstanding songs are "A Wonderful Place", "My Soul Shall Live On", "I'm Winging My Way Back Home", and "Tomorrow May Mean Goodbye". Many of his songs have been recorded by leading quartets and singers...Mr. Coats was associated with Stamps-Baxter Music Company and a lifetime staff writer for them...He joined the Baptist Church and served more than thirty years as a Deacon before answering the call to the ministry. He died on December 15, 1961.


Texts by J. B. Coats (177)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A beautiful, beautiful home, In heaven we all shall seeJ. B. Coats (Author)English3
A feeling within you is leading you onwardJ. B. Coats (Author)2
A heartbeat felt, a spoken wordJ. B. C. (Author)English2
A mocking bird was singingJ. B. Coats (Author)2
A mocking bird was singing as we stood besideJ. B. Coats (Author)2
A mother old and gray stood silently one dayJ. B. C. (Author)3
Adown the narrow roadJ. B. Coats (Author)3
After your heart has been brokenJ. B. Coats (Author)2
All the way, every dayJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Always humble, always humbleJ. B. Coats (Author)2
As a lad I did not realizeJ. B. Coats (Author)2
As I sit here alone in the twilightJ. B. Coats (Author)2
At evening, when twilight has shaded the dayJ. B. C. (Author)3
At the bedside of my motherJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Back in childhood, I rememberJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Be saved, the warning comes todayJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Before I found salvationJ. B. C. (Author)3
Beyond the firing line, I'll see my friendJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Brother today the way is brightJ. B. C. (Author)English2
Christ the Lord is the lifeJ. B. C. (Author)2
Darkness falls around me, hordes of evil hound meJ. B. Coats (Author)English4
Dear friend, I've known you but a dayJ. B. C. (Author)3
Deep in my heart I have a joyful songJ. B. Coats (Author)5
Deep within my heart I love theeJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Down deep in my soul a melody ringsJ. B. Coats (Author)English4
Drifted have I as days have passed byJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Each day I feel a friendly handJ. B. Coats (Author)4
Each day we read that someone's missingJ. B. C. (Author)3
Earthly life is only one short dayJ. B. C. (Author)3
Every day you listenJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Far in the depths and death nearingJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Father, like an orphaned child, I am tempted, oft beguiledJ. B. Coats (Author)English2
Gentle rivers are flowing freeJ. B. C. (Author)4
Gladly I am singing, cheeful is my odeJ. B. Coats (Author)English3
Glory, glory, Jesus needs meJ. B. Coats (Author)3
God knows our weakness, when death comes alongJ. B. Coats (Author)4
God needs our souls for His kingdomJ. B. Coats (Author)2
God's hand came stealing, His love revealingJ. B. Coats (Author)3
God's holy word in truth divineJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Great camp meeting in days of yoreJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Greater love can no man showJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Harmony from heaven haunts meJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Have you a burden, is your heart sadJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Have you ever seen the glory of the LordJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Having been saved to work for the LordJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Heaven has its stars, shining clearJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Holy be, holy be, holy be thy nameJ. B. C. (Author)English5
Hours are spent in dreamingJ. B. Coats (Author)2
I am dreaming tonight of the home folksJ. B. Coats (Author)3
I am leaving for home at the end of the dayJ. B. Coats (Author)3
I am longing for heaven and the wonderful timeJ. B. Coats (Author)3
I am on the rainbow trailJ. B. Coats (Author)3
I am saved for a witnessJ. B. Coats (Author)2
I have a home in the glory land, living waters ever flowJ. B. Coats (Author)4
I have a secret I cannot tellJ. B. C. (Author)2
I have dreamed a million timesJ. B. Coats (Author)3
I know the truth it is food for the soulJ. B. Coats (Author)4
I love to be alone with Jesus (Lewis)J. B. C. (Author (Chorus))2
I often wondered, when I was just a ladJ. B. C. (Author)3
I remember long ago when just a boyJ. B. C. (Author)3
I was once a sinner, just a weary sinnerJ. B. C. (Author)5
I was standing by the bedside of a neighbor oldJ. B. Coats (Author)2
I wonder if a soul by my action can tellJ. B. Coats (Author)2
I would not walk without JesusJ. B. C. (Author)5
I would tell to you in song and storyJ. B. Coats (Author)2
If naught of love this world did knowJ. B. Coats (Author)3
If sometime you should hear across the nightJ. B. Coats (Author)2
If there is a brother in your church or townJ. B. Coats (Author)3
If you're needing a friend in this troublesome landJ. B. C. (Author)3
I'm a debtor, I know, every day I liveJ. B. Coats (Author)5
I'm looking for tomorrowJ. B. Coats (Author)4
I'm treading the highway to glory todayJ. B. Coats (Author)4
In a place called heaven, far beyond the skyJ. B. Coats (Author)2
In a valley so green, mother's sleeping todayJ. B. C. (Author)3
In all my sin, there was not oneJ. B. Coats (Author)4
In lands afar, across the deepJ. B. C. (Author)3
In the harvest field today is waving golden grainJ. B. C. (Author)3
In the rattle of the battle, fighting for my LordJ. B. C. (Author)4
I've a message sinner friend, I would have you hear todayJ. B. Coats (Author)2
I've a story to tell, 'tis the story of JesusJ. B. Coats (Author)5
I've had enough crying, I've had enough sighingJ. B. C. (Author)2
Just a curtain between all the good and the badJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Kind words, like flowers ever bloomingJ. B. Coats (Author)4
Let me tell you of a mansionJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Let the Christian be praying for the one who is strayingJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Life is filled with great temptations all along the wayJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Life is passing down here as we live day by dayJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Life is the station sending messagesJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Living below in this old sinful worldJ. B. Coats (Author)English92
Lonely days filled with careJ. B. Coats (Author)4
Lord, I feel thy presence, As the moments flyJ. B. C. (Author)3
Loudly the call to the colorsJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Man was made the image of his MakerJ. B. Coats (Author)5
Many are living a life here belowJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Many sermons have I heard proclaiming God's own WordJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Many strange things today we can hear on the wayJ. B. C. (Author)3
Many years ago I found the LordJ. B. Coats (Author)4
Many years I've wasted, squandered, on the road of sinJ. B. Coats (Author)5
Marching onward, marchingJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Master, where shall I work todayJ. B. C. (Arranger)1
Mother, if your son is sleepingJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Much is said about the people that you meetJ. B. Coats (Author)2
My body is weak, overtaken by the fallJ. B. Coats (Author)English4
My prayer today to the Master aboveJ. B. C. (Author)3
O wonderful, so wonderful is ChristJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Oft we are made to weepJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Old Moses lay adreaming, the hour was deep in the midnightJ. B. C. (Author)2
On the road to glory, through this pilgrim landJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Once I was a sinner, in darkness all aloneJ. B. Coats (Author)3
One day a mother came to the prisonJ. B. Coats (Author)3
One day I heard a still, small voice to sayJ. B. C. (Author)3
One day my soul was saved from the fallJ. B. Coats (Author)6
One ship driving east and another westJ. B. Coats (Author)English2
Over the mountain and down through the valeJ. B. Coats (Author)English3
Pilgrim, pilgrim where goeth thouJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Preaching is daily leading souls arightJ. Coats (Author)2
Raise a mighty song for a Son is bornJ. B. C. (Author)2
Sing of a land where freedom reignsJ. B. Coats (Author)6
Sinner, how about your soulJ. B. Coats (Author)4
Sinner, listen, Holy Spirit callsJ. B. C. (Author)2
Slowly the evening sun was sinkingJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Some people like a gilded cageJ. B. C. (Author)3
Sometime, when I am deep in sinJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Sometimes I grieve in sorrow, sometimes I weep aloudJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Sometimes I think of thoseJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Sometimes up and sometimes downJ. B. C. (Author)4
Somewhere my dreams will all come trueJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Soul far away, think of the woeJ. B. Coats (Author)English3
The Bible tells in Luke nineteenJ. B. Coats (Author)3
The ninety and nine lay safe in care divineJ. B. Coats (Author)2
The prodigal son found it while he was kneelingJ. B. Coats (Author)5
The will of God must work within the hearts of living menJ. B. Coats (Author)2
There is a light ever shiningJ. B. Coats (Author)4
There is a place of gladness beyond this vale of tearsJ. B. C. (Author)3
There is a still, small voiceJ. B. Coats (Author)2
There is a story covered with gloryJ. B. Coats (Author)2
There's a beautiful home in heavenJ. B. Coats (Author)2
There's a lovely land beyond the silent riverJ. B. Coats (Author)English2
There's a story in the BibleJ. B. Coats (Author)4
Think of stepping on a shoreJ. B. Coats (Author)2
This book unfolds Jehovah's mindJ. B. Coats (Author)3
This life is hard to understand, The way is narrow and steepJ. B. Coats (Author)4
This life is like a day of timeJ. B. C. (Author)4
Though she is lying full six feetJ. B. C. (Arranger)2
Through a world of sorrow we are passingJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Traveling on, singing a songJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Trouble just can't pass you byJ. B. Coats (Author)2
'Twas late one evening, the sun was lowJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Wake up, O sinner, God needs a winnerJ. B. Coats (Author)10
Water for meJ. B. Coats (Author)2
We are in the army of the LordJ. B. Coats (Author)3
We never know at the dawn of dayJ. B. C. (Author)7
We will go in the strength of the LordJ. B. C. (Author)English2
Weary here, but I must travel some moreJ. B. Coats (Author)3
What a wonderful feeling, just to know he is mineJ. B. C. (Suggested by)1
When clouds of sin like a madJ. B. Coats (Author)2
When I come to cross the riverJ. B. Coats (Author)3
When I heard the invitationJ. B. C. (Author)2
When I was a little ladJ. B. Coats (Author)2
When I was but a child, not many years agoJ. B. Coats (Author)4
When my toiling is over at setting of sunJ. B. C. (Author)4
When the cares of life shall have passed awayJ. B. Coats (Author)3
When the fervent heat of judgment comeJ. B. Coats (Author)2
When the fervent heat of judgment comesJ. B. Coats (Author)3
When the Holy Spirit cameJ. B. Coats (Author)2
When the loud trumpet sound we hearJ. B. Coats (Author)3
When the trumpet sounds so loud a timeJ. B. Coats (Author)3
When you are lonely, clouds hide the blueJ. B. Coats (Author)4
Where there is love, the love of GodJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Wherever I roam, in joy or sorrowJ. B. Coats (Author)3
While traveling through a weary landJ. B. C. (Author)3
While we're praying, while we're pleadingJ. B. Coats (Author)4
Who conquers the world beneath the sunJ. B. C. (Author)3
Why must it be, dear Lord, I now askJ. B. Coats (Author)2
Wonderful the love of Jesus, from all fear the Spirit frees usJ. B. Coats (Author)3
Workers on a building rare building for eternityJ. B. Coats (Author)5
You have read the Holy Bible and you know what should be doneJ. B. Coats (Author)3
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