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[We shall sleep, but not forever] (Vail)

[We shall sleep, but not forever] (Vail)

Composer: S. J. Vail
Published in 21 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

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: [We shall sleep, but not forever] (Vail)
Composer: S. J. Vail
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 55553 46517 66543
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #319

Audio

Small Church Music #6856

Include 19 pre-1979 instances
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