E. O. Excell

E. O. Excell
Short Name: E. O. Excell
Full Name: Excell, E. O. (Edwin Othello), 1851-1921
Birth Year: 1851
Death Year: 1921

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, KY, he became ill, and died in Chicago, IL. He published 15 gospel music books between 1882-1925. He left an estate valued at $300,000.

John Perry

Wikipedia Biography

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, , J. Wilbur Chapman, , Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner.

Texts by E. O. Excell (55)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
我將站在王面前 (Wǒ jiāng zhàn zài wáng miànqián)Edwin O. Excell (Author)Chinese2
Am I a soldier of the crossEdwin O. Excell (Author)English1
Beclouded long my way has beenEdwin O. Excell (Author)11
By faith the Lamb of God I seeE. O. E. (Author)18
Cantar de él deseo yoEdwin Excell (Author)Spanish3
Come to the Savior, O come and confessEdwin O. Excell (Author)2
Con gozo canto al SeñorEdwin O. Excell, 1851-1921 (Author)Spanish3
Do you know the world is dyingEdwin O. Excell (Author)English32
Einst schaut' durch Thr'nen ich hinaufEdwin O. Excell (Author)2
Father, I stretch my hands to theeEdwin Othello Excell, 1851-1921 (Author (stanza 5))English1
Flag of the free, Sing we praises to theeE. O. Excell (Author)English14
Foer var konungs tron en gongEdwin O. Excell (Author)2
Gathering homeward from every landE. O. E. (Arranger)1
Have you found a hiding placeE. O. E. (Author)3
He mele ko'u a'u i oli aiEdwin O. Excell, 1851-1921 (Author)Hawaiian2
Hear the Savior sweetly sayingE. O. E. (Author)5
Hear you not the voice of JesusEdwin O. Excell (Author)5
Hoer du ej hur v'rlden l'ngtarEdwin O. Excell (Author)2
How lost was my conditionE. O. E. (Arranger)English3
I have a song I love to sing, Since I have been redeemedE. O. E. (Author)English157
I need thee, gracious OneE. O. E. (Author)3
I was out on the ocean sailingE. O. E. (Author)4
In a world where sorrowEdwin O. Excell (Author)English1
In looking through my tears one dayE. O. E. (Author)English77
In vain I've tried a thousand ways My fear to quell, my hopes to raiseE. O. E. (Adapter)26
Jesus invited me to come unto himE. O. E. (Author)2
Jesus is a Friend of mine (Excell)Edwin O. Excell (Author)2
Knocking, knocking with pierced handsE. O. E. (Author)English2
Komm, heil'ger Geist, zu mirE. O. E. (Author)German2
List, the Spirit calls to thee Will you be savedEdwin O. Excell (Author)40
Mein tränend Auge wagte einstE. O. Excell (Author)German1
Min sj'l, 'r sad, lycklig i JesusEdwin O. Excell (Author)2
My robes were once all [so] stained with sinEdwin O. Excell (Author)28
My soul is so happy in JesusE. O. E. (Author)English69
Neath the shadow of the AlmightyEdwin O. Excell (Author)English12
Our Father, 'tis to thee, We bring this earnest pleaEdwin O. Excell (Author)1
Pagayatac a cantaanE. O. E. (Author)Tagalog2
Praise ye the Father, let every heart give thanksE. O. Excell Co. (Author)1
Praise ye the Father, let every nation join to singEdwin O. Excell (Author)7
Reisst einst im Tode das irdischeEdwin O. Excell (Author)2
Savior, hear me while I pray, Be My God and be my stayEdwin O. Excell (Author)3
Seele, was hält dich vom Heilande fernEdwin O. Excell (Author)German2
Tell me the old, old story, Tell it, for 'tis always new E. O. E. (Arranger)2
The love of Jesus, who can tellEdwin O. Excell (Author)English28
There is a spot that to me is dearEdwin O. Excell (Author)2
To thee, our own, our native landE. O. E. (Adapter)2
Vor dem König werd' ich stehnEdwin O. Excell (Author)German1
Wake the song, wake the songEdwin O. Excell (Author)3
We shall stand before the KingE. O. E. (Author)35
We're going home, we'll soon be thereEdwin O. Excell (Author)2
What hast thou doneE. O. E. (Alterer)2
What if the watchman should cry aloudEdwin O. Excell (Author)4
Why do you linger in darkness so longE. O. Excell (Author)26
Will you meet me in the morning, On that bright and golden shore?E. O. E. (Author)English6
Yo tengo un himno que entonarEdwin O. Excell (Author)Spanish3

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