Jacob Henry Hall

Jacob Henry Hall
Short Name: Jacob Henry Hall
Full Name: Hall, J. H. (Jacob Henry), 1855-1941
Birth Year: 1855
Death Year: 1941

Jacob Henry Hall, 1855-1941

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 2, 1855, near Har­ris­on­burg, Vir­gin­ia.
Died: De­cem­ber 22, 1941.
Buried: Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia.

Son of farm­er George G. Hall and Eliz­a­beth Thom­as Hall, Ja­cob at­tend­ed sing­ing schools taught by Tim­o­thy Funk when he was a boy. As his love of mu­sic pro­gressed, he earned mo­ney by trap­ping quail and bought a Ger­man ac­cor­di­on; he soon learned to play one part while sing­ing an­o­ther. Af­ter he and his bro­ther joint­ly pur­chased an or­gan, he taught him­self to play hymn tunes, Gos­pel songs, and an­thems. He went on to stu­dy mu­sic the­ory, har­mo­ny, and com­po­si­tion in Har­ris­on­burg and else­where, and in 1877 at­tend­ed a Nor­mal Mu­sic School in New Mar­ket, Vir­gin­ia, taught by Ben­ja­min Un­seld and P. J. Merges. Af­ter­ward, he par­tnered with H. T. Wart­man for two years to con­duct sing­ing schools and con­ven­tions. In 1890, Hall at­tend­ed Da­na’s Mu­sical In­sti­tute in War­ren, Ohio, and a nor­mal school run by George & F. W. Root at Sil­ver Lake, New York. He lat­er served as prin­ci­pal of the Na­tion­al Nor­mal School of Mu­sic.

Hall’s works in­clude:
Hall’s Songs of Home, 1885
The Star of Beth­le­hem (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia: Rue­bush-Kief­fer Com­pa­ny)
Musical Mil­lion (as­sis­tant ed­it­or)
Spirit of Praise, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Charles Case (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia: The Rue­bush-Kieff­er Com­pa­ny, 1911)
Hall’s Quar­tettes for Men, 1912
Biography of Gos­pel Song and Hymn Writ­ers/em> (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell Com­pa­ny, 1914)

Hall, pp. 329-34

Glorious Morn­ing Dawns, The
O Thou Whose Match­less Pow­er Con­trols


Texts by Jacob Henry Hall (8)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A blessed thought comes to my soulJ. H. H. (Author)English4
Jesus will save us in that great dayJ. H. H. (Author)English2
O save the boysJacob Henry Hall (Author)English2
O thou whose matchless power controlsJ. H. H. (Author)1
O, Paradise, sweet home of loveJ. H. H. (Author)English2
Some sweet day we'll meet aboveJ. H. Hall (Author)English5
The glorious morning dawnsJ. H. H. (Author)English1
There is no friend like Jesus, my KingJ. H. Hall (Author)English2

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