Charles E. Clouse was born in Nappanee,Indiana. He lived his whole life in this rural community except for brief periods of time in South Dakota and New Mexico. He was a cabinet maker by trade. He wrote many hymn texts and composed a tune for each. Ten of his songs were included in Brethren in Christ publications and he served on the hymnal committee which compiled and published Spiritual Songs and Hymns, 1935.
Dianne Shapiro from PhD dissertation "A Historical Study of The Function of Music Among The Brethren In Christ" by Herbert Royce Saltzman, University of Southern California, 1964
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