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It Was His Grace that Set Me Free

Author: Anthony J. Showalter

Anthony Johnson Showalter USA 1858-1924/ Born in Cherry Grove, VA, he became an organist, gospel music composer, author, teacher, editor, and publisher. He was taught by his father and in 1876 received training at the Ruebush-Kieffer School of Music, Dayton, VA. He also attended George Root’s National Normal school at Erie, PA, and Dr Palmer’s International Normal at Meadville, PA. He was teaching music in shape note singing schools by age 14. He taught literary school at age 19, and normal music schools at age 22, when he also published his first book. In 1881 he married Lucy Carolyn (Callie) Walser of TX, and they had seven children: Tennie, Karl, Essie, Jennie, Lena, Margaret, and Nellie. At age 23 he published his “Harmo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Once the days were dark and drear for me
Title: It Was His Grace that Set Me Free
Author: Anthony J. Showalter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It was grace that brought me gladness evermore
Publication Date: 1925
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1925.

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