[Once like a bird in prison I dwelt]

[Once like a bird in prison I dwelt]

Composer: Albert E. Brumley
Published in 4 hymnals

Composer: Albert E. Brumley

Born: October 29, 1905, near Spiro, Oklahoma. Died: November 15, 1977, Springfield, Missouri. Buried: Fox Cemetery, Powell, Missouri. Brumley attended the Hartford Musical Institute in Hartford, Arkansas, and sang with the Hartford Quartet. He went on to teach at singing schools in the Ozarks, and lived most of his life in Powell, Missouri. He worked for 34 years a staff writer for the Hartford and Stamps/Baxter publishing companies, then founded the Albert E. Brumley & Sons Music Company and Country Gentlemen Music, and bought the Hartford Music Company. He wrote over 800 Gospel and other songs during his life; the Country Song Writers Hall of Fame inducted him in 1970. © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com)… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Once like a bird in prison I dwelt]
Composer: Albert E. Brumley
Copyright: 1939 by Stamps-Baxter Music Co.



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Bill Garrett's 1951 Special Sacred Songs #31

Radio Favorites #32

Revival Message #6


Sing 'N' Praise Hymnal #78

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