[When the shadows round you gather] (Excell)

[When the shadows round you gather] (Excell)

Composer: E. O. Excell
Published in 5 hymnals


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Audio files: MIDI

Composer: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: E. O. Excell
Incipit: 32211 77654 53322
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7803
Text: Your Best Friend Is Always Near
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #15
Text: Your Best Friend is Always Near
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