[When the way seems dark and long]

[When the way seems dark and long]

Composer: Marion W. Easterling
Published in 9 hymnals

Composer: Marion W. Easterling

Born: March 12, 1910, Clanton, Alabama. Died: December 10, 1989, Birmingham, Alabama. Buried: Martin Memorial Cemetery, Clanton, Alabama. Marion W. Easterling, composed over 300 southern gospel songs. He received his music education in various singing schools, being taught by Ocie Lee DeVaughan, Dad Speer and others. In 1938, he was the youngest composer to sign a five year contract with the Stamps-Baxter Publishing Company. He has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for his long career as the programmer for the WKLF Radio stations's gospel program "America's Favorites". The program began in December 1947 and continued for 39 years, during which time, he broadcast over 20,000 shows. --www.findagrave.com/  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [When the way seems dark and long]
Composer: Marion W. Easterling
Incipit: 12323 21345 45433
Key: F Major or modal
Source: "Strains of Beauty"
Copyright: Copyright, 1937, by The A. J. Showalter Co., in "Strains of Beauty". Tennessee Music and Printing Co., owner



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #371

Melodies of Love #35

New Songs of Inspiration (vol. one) #105

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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