Light in the Valley

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When to the earth I am bidding adieu
Title: Light in the Valley
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Light in the valley
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
Page Scan

Always Welcome #32

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d421

Sacred Melodies #d151

Page Scan

The Zion Songster for Sabbath Schools (Nos. 1 and 2 combined) #61

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.