[Thou my everlasting portion] (Vail)

Composer: S. J. Vail

In his youth Silas Jones Vail learned the batter'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: [Thou my everlasting portion] (Vail)
Composer: S. J. Vail (1874)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain
Incipit: 51317 21513 53132
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 86

Organ Solo

  • Close to Thee: Artistic Organ Settings of Enduring Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor James Southbridge
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2009) pp. 18
  • Praise Organist Volume 2: Organ Medleys for Contemporary Worship
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2005) pp. 60
  • In the Presence: Organ Settings for Reverential Reflection
    Composer/Editor Todd Kendall
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2004) pp. 24
  • The Organist Volume 104 Number 3 July 2000: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Barbara Seaborn; Franklin Ritter
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2000) pp. 84
  • 8 New Sounds for Old Favorites: Communion
    Composer/Editor Beverly E. Blessing
    Published By: Deerfield Publishing (1997) pp. 5
  • 8 New Sounds for Old Favorites Volume V: Communion
    Composer/Editor Beverly E. Blessing
    Published By: Deerfield Publishing (1997) pp. 5
  • To God Be the Glory: A Collection of Gospel Hymn Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Donald Lee Moore
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1997) pp. 16
  • Just As I Am and Other Lenten Hymns for Organ
    Composer/Editors Eugene McCluskey; Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996) pp. 26
  • The Organist's Library Volume 20
    Composer/Editor Donald Lee Moore
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996) pp. 64
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 59 Number 1 September 1995: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Donald Lee Moore
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1995) pp. 64
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 55 Number 6 August 1992: A Bi-monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1992) pp. 25
  • The Organist Volume 91 Number 3 July 1987: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; Silas J. Vail
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 72
  • The Pick-Up Organ Book Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Eugene McCluskey
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 54
  • A Treasury of Gospel Favorites for Organ No. 3
    Composer/Editors Eugene McCluskey; David Paxton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1985) pp. 66
  • The Organist Volume 86 Number 4 September 1982: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Edward Broughton; David Paxton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1982) pp. 14
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 41 Number 5 June 1978: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Lani Smith; Franklin Ritter
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1978) pp. 29, 31
  • Let Us Break Bread Together: Organ Meditations for the Lord's Supper
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Broadman Press (1977) pp. 15
  • The Sunday Morning Organist Volume Four: Preludes, Offertories, and Postludes
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1967) pp. 42
  • Van Denman Thompson's Hymn Meditations for Pipe Organ Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Close to Thee
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1946) pp. 28
  • Van Denman Thompson's Hymn Meditations Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Van Denman Thompson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1942) pp. 28

Piano and Organ Duet

  • All Hail the Power: Piano/Organ Duets
    Composer/Editors Jeff Bennett; Barry Braman
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1999) pp. 21
  • Tell Me the Old, Old Story: Easy Gospel Duets for Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996) pp. 30
  • Gospel Greats for Organ and Piano: Harold de Cou
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 62

Piano Solo

  • Two-Minute Offertories: Concise Hymn Settings for Piano
    Composer/Editor Cindy Berry
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 43
  • Hymnproviser 3 (Piano Series): Solos of Meditation & Worship
    Composer/Editors Shelly Hamilton; Tara Hamilton
    Published By: Majesty Music, Inc. (2000) pp. 56
  • By Request: Sacred Piano Favorites Arranged by Stan Pethel
    Composer/Editor Stan Pethel
    Published By: GlorySound (1999) pp. 22
  • All the Best for Piano: A Treasury of Hymns, Gospel Songs, and Praise & Worship Favorites
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 70
  • The Church Pianist Volume 14 Number 1 September October 1997: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Franklin Ritter
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1997) pp. 8
  • Alone with God: Devotional Arrangements for Piano Solo with Hymn Texts, Scriptures, and Prayers
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1990) pp. 5
  • Piano Hymns of Faith
    Composer/Editor Marilyn White
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1990) pp. 26
  • The Church Pianist Volume 4 Number 6 July 1988: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Silas J. Vail
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1988) pp. 3
  • Praise Him!: A Collection for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 23
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 86
  • Quiet Time Piano Volume One The Hymns: Simply Beautiful Arrangements for Private Moments of Inspiration & Relaxation
    Composer/Editor Dick Bolks
    Published By: Jolica Music (1984) pp. 58
  • More Concert Transcriptions of Favorite Hymns: For Piano
    Composer/Editor Clarence Kohlmann
    Published By: Theodore Presser Company (1944) pp. 30
  • Sacred Transcriptions for Piano Book 1
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1941) pp. 14
  • Sacred Transcriptions for Piano No. 1
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1941) pp. 14
  • Sacred Transcriptions for the Piano Book One
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1941) pp. 14

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Piano Praise for 2: Duets for 4-hands, 1-piano
    Composer/Editors Gerald Anderson; Jeff Bennett
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2010) pp. 14
  • Near the Cross: Gospel Duets for Piano -- Four Hands
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 32

Instruments: Keyboard Duet (Organ or Piano)

  • Easy Gospel Duets: For Keyboard 4 hands
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1986) pp. 16

Voices: Vocal Duet

  • The Classic Collection: Twenty-Five Great Sacred Duets
    Composer/Editor Ovid Young
    Published By: Paragon Music Corp. (1974) pp. 33

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