[What light is this whose constant ray]

[What light is this whose constant ray]

Composer: Edwin Othello Excell
Published in 2 hymnals


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Composer: Edwin Othello Excell

Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [What light is this whose constant ray]
Composer: Edwin Othello Excell
Incipit: 51712 32345 65332
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1888
Text: God's Holy Book
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The Cyber Hymnal #1888

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