[I stood outside the gate] (Everett)

[I stood outside the gate] (Everett)

Composer: A. B. Everett
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Composer: A. B. Everett

Asa Brooks Everett MusDoc USA 1828-1875. Born in VA, he planned to be a doctor, but decided to study music instead. He studied in Boston for four years and also in Leipzig, Germany for four years.. He composed many gospel tunes and edited “The Sceptre” a New York publication. His brothers, Benjamin and Leonard, were also composers. He and Leonard organized a musical instruction system in Richmond, VA, in the 1850s. By 1861, 50 teachers and singing schools were representing them and using their publications. He died in Nashville, TN. John Perry  Go to person page >

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Title: [I stood outside the gate] (Everett)
Composer: A. B. Everett
Incipit: 13334 56532 25431
Copyright: Public Domain


I Stood Outside the Gate

I stood outside the gate,
A poor way-faring child;
Within my heart there beat
A tempest loud and wild;
A fear oppressed my soul,
That I might be too late;
And, oh, I trembled sore,
And prayed outside the gate.

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