Mighty Close to Heaven

Darkness falls around me, hordes of evil hound me

Author: J. B. Coats
Tune: [Darkness falls around me, hordes of evil hound me]
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: J. B. Coats

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 "T… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Darkness falls around me, hordes of evil hound me
Title: Mighty Close to Heaven
Author: J. B. Coats
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Mighty close to heaven
Copyright: © 1939 by Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Co. in "Joyful Songs"



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Jubilee Spirituals #62

Silver Trumpets #d6

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