[There is a gate that stands ajar] (Vail)

[There is a gate that stands ajar] (Vail)

Composer: S. J. Vail (1872)
Published in 87 hymnals


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Composer: S. J. Vail

In his youth Silas Jones Vail learned the batter's trade at Danbury, Ct. While still a young man, he went to New York and took employment in the fashionable hat store of William H. Beebe. Later he established himself in business as a hatter at 118 Fulton Street, where he was for many years successful. But the conditions of trade changed, and he could not change with them. After his failure in 1869 or 1870 he devoted his entire time and attention to music. He was the writer of much popular music for use in churches and Sunday schools. Pieces of music entitled "Scatter Seeds of Kindness," "Gates Ajar," "Close to Thee," "We Shall Sleep, but not Forever," and "Nothing but Leaves" were known to all church attendants twenty years ago. Fanny Crosb… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [There is a gate that stands ajar] (Vail)
Composer: S. J. Vail (1872)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.8.6
Incipit: 55351 16536 53131
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #686
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1685
Text: The Gate Ajar for Me
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #204
Text: The Gate Ajar for Me
  • The_Gate_Ajar_for_Me.pdf (PDF)
  • The_Gate_Ajar_for_Me.xml (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #259

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Celebremos Su Gloria #197

ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #686

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #538

Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #220

Himnos de la Iglesia #134

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Sacred Selections for the Church #533

Audio

Small Church Music #5983

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1685

TextScoreAudio

Timeless Truths #204

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ترانيم الإيمان #167

تسابيح المحبة #309

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نظم المرامير #414

Include 74 pre-1979 instances
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