Born: June 29, 1876, Conecuh County, Alabama.
Died: October 8, 1951, Waco, Texas.
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas.
A Methodist, Dean taught singing schools for 40 years, wrote some 500 songs, and for four years headed the Trio Music Company. With Franklin Eiland and Homer Elliott, he founded the Southern Development Normal Music School in Waco, Texas.
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Tune Title: [I've a home prepared where the saints abide]First Line: I've a home prepared where the saints abideComposer: Emmett S. DeanMeter: 10.8.10.8.184.108.40.206.8.8Key: A♭ MajorSource: The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/j/u/justover.htm); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Just_Over_in_the_Glory_Land)