September 23, 1860, Liberty, Tennessee.

January 12, 1910, McKinney, Texas.

Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Texas.

Wiley was the son of William Davis Gowen Carnes and Mary Josephine Vick Carnes, and husband of Elizabeth Allen Carnes Phillips. He grew up in Smithville, Tennessee. He entered the ministry in 1882, and moved to Texas in 1888. He served as a Church of Christ minister at churches in Lancaster, Weatherford, Cisco, Abilene, Terrell, Cleburne, Melissa, and Denison, Texas, and did considerable evangelistic work.

  1. Onward, Faithful Servants
  2. Will He Bid Us Enter In?
  3. Cast Your Bread upon the Waters
  4. Come to the Savior
  5. Happy Band of Children, A
  6. Hark! I Hear a Cry Ascending
  7. He Careth for the Lilies White
  8. I Love to Sing of the Wonderful
  9. Jesus, Blessed Savior, Guide Me
  10. Peaceful Be Thy Slumber Ever
  11. Tell Again the Story of the Lord of Glory
  12. There Is Much We Can Do for the Master
  13. We Are Beams of Sunshine Bright
  14. Weary Pilgrim, Welcome Home
  15. We’re a Happy Band of Children
  16. When the Mists of Darkness Gather