Composer: S. J. Vail
Published in 4 hymnals

Composer: S. J. Vail

In his youth Silas Jones Vail learned the hatter'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: CARLTON (Vail)
Composer: S. J. Vail
Incipit: 53243 67112 21235
Copyright: Public Domain


Instructions from Scripture

How lovely are Thy dwellings, Lord, From noise and trouble free

O Still in Accents Sweet

O still in accents sweet and strong
Sounds forth the ancient word,
"More reapers for white harvest fields,
More laborers for the Lord."

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Chapel Melodies #180

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Junior Christian Endeavor Songs #63

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Praise and Thanks #B2-93

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Sunday School Hymnal #143

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