Vesphew Benton Ellis (1917 - 1988)
Vep Ellis was one of the most prolific and beloved songwriters in Southern Gospel. He served as a Church of God minister for 49 years. He also published more than 500 songs over the course of a career that also saw him record five albums and numerous singles of his own. Vep served for several years as music director for the Oral Roberts Ministries and as music director of the Tennessee Music And Printing Company. He also owned his own publishing company, Vep Ellis And Sons Music. His songs have been recorded by nearly every Southern Gospel artist.
SGMA Hall Of Fame (2001)
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Tune Title: [I am trav'ling thru a world of sadness]First Line: I am trav'ling thru a world of sadnessComposer: V. B. (Vep) EllisIncipit: 34554 56535 00456Key: D MajorDate: 1951Source: "Singing For Jesus"