[Lord, I want to live for thee]

Composer: Emmett S. Dean

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. --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Emmett S. Dean
Incipit: 33112 165
Key: A♭ Major


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