Wonderful City of God

There's a wonderful place we call home

Author: J. W. Ferrill
Tune: [There's a wonderful place we call home]
Published in 6 hymnals

Author: J. W. Ferrill

Born: October 31, 1879, Texas. Died: May 13, 1975, Park Place Nursing Home, Mart, Texas. Buried: Faulkenberry Cemetery, Groesbeck, Texas. James W. Ferrill was born on Oct. 31, 1879, and raised on a farm at Davis Prairie near Thornton in Limestone County, TX, outside of Grosbeck and about thirty miles east of Waco. His family were members of the church of Christ, and he became a Christian too. At about age fifteen he began his study of music under J. E. Thomas and Franklin L. Eiland. After graduating from North Texas Normal College at Denton, TX, where he received his teacher’s degree, he began conducting singing schools with his first one at Forace Chapel near Grosbeck in 1901. Continuing to teach singing schools regularly fr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a wonderful place we call home
Title: Wonderful City of God
Author: J. W. Ferrill
Refrain First Line: O wonderful city of God



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Golden Rainbow #d90

Gospel Songs No. 2 #d168

Our Hymns of Love, a Choice Collection of Gospel Songs #d200

Page Scan

Sacred Selections for the Church: a collection of sacred selections featuring choice favorites old and new (57th ed) #381

Song Praise #d105

The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #d232

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