White as Snow

Author: S. J. Vail

In his youth Silas Jones Vail learned the batter's trade at Danbury, Ct. While still a young man, he went to New York and took employment in the fashionable hat store of William H. Beebe. Later he established himself in business as a hatter at 118 Fulton Street, where he was for many years successful. But the conditions of trade changed, and he could not change with them. After his failure in 1869 or 1870 he devoted his entire time and attention to music. He was the writer of much popular music for use in churches and Sunday schools. Pieces of music entitled "Scatter Seeds of Kindness," "Gates Ajar," "Close to Thee," "We Shall Sleep, but not Forever," and "Nothing but Leaves" were known to all church attendants twenty years ago. Fanny Crosb… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: White as snow, O what a promise
Title: White as Snow
Author: S. J. Vail
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, as white as the snow, white as snow
Copyright: Public Domain

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Choicest Gems #d85

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Every Sabbath #91

Gathered Gems of Gospel Song for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #d41

Gathered Jewels, No.2 #d181

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Golden Leaves #45

Gospel Voices No.2 #d163

Heavenly Voices #d71

International Singing Annual for Sabbath Schools #d81

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New Melodies of Praise #46b

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New Onward and Upward #134

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Onward and Upward No. 2 #134

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Priceless Pearls #154

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Quartette #386

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Sabbath Bells #102

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Sabbath Carols #33

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Salvation Echoes #8a

Singing Annual for Sabbath Schools 1874 #d83

Songs of Love for the Bible School #d160

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Songs of the Sun Bright Clime #45

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The Brilliant #4

The Garner #d139

The Gospel Shower; a Collection of Gospel Hymns #d186

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The Zion Songster for Sabbath Schools (Nos. 1 and 2 combined) #37

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