1839-1896

January 23, 1839, near Marcellus, New York.

August 1, 1896, Chesterfield, Indiana.

Burr Oak Township Cemetery, Burr Oak, Michigan.

C. L. Jackson.

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Davis traveled extensively, living at different times in Marcellus, New York; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Baltimore, Maryland; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Burr Oak and Findley, Michigan. He taught voice and instrumental classes, had charge of choirs in various places, and sang many solos. He never married. Davis’ first published composition appeared in Waverly Magazine; his other works include:

  1. Abide with Me, O Blessèd Lord
  2. All Along the Wayside
  3. All Glory to Jesus, My Savior and Lord
  4. All Glory to Jesus, the Risen Lord
  5. All the Way the Savior Leads Me
  6. Anywhere, Everywhere, Something to Do
  7. Anywhere the Blessèd Savior Leads Me
  8. Are You Sitting at Ease?
  9. Army of God, The
  10. Army of Jesus Is Marching, The
  11. As We’ve Sown, So Shall We Reap
  12. As You Journey Let Your Footsteps Lead
  13. At the Cross Where Jesus Died
  14. Awake, Arise, Go Forth
  15. Awake, Ye Soldiers of the Cross
  16. Behold, I Stand at the Door
  17. Bethesda Is Open
  18. Blessed Lord, Thy Invitation
  19. Blood of Jesus Frees from Sin, The
  20. Boldly Stand for Christ
  21. Bright Eden Land
  22. Brightest Glory to the Father
  23. Briskly o’er the Frozen Snow
  24. By the Help of God, We’ll Endeavor
  25. By the Way of the Cross We’re Going
  26. Can You Stand for Christ ?
  27. Christ Has Shed His Blood for Me
  28. Christians, Speed Away
  29. Cleansed and Redeemed
  30. Closer to Thee, O Christ
  31. Come and Join Our Cheerful
  32. Come Away to the Rock
  33. Come, Come to the Savior
  34. Come to Jesus, Youthful Pilgrims
  35. Come to Me, Savior
  36. Come to the Fountain
  37. Do Not Falter, Brother
  38. Draw Me Still Closer, Dear Savior
  39. Drawing Nearer Every Day
  40. Ev’ry Day Brings Us Nearer
  41. Far Beyond the Rolling Surges
  42. Father of Mercies, I Come
  43. Fear Not, I Am with Thee
  44. Firm and United We Ever March Along
  45. Forget Not the Savior
  46. From the Grave Our Lord Has Risen
  47. Gather, O Gather Up the Jewels
  48. Gather the Children from Near and Far
  49. Gather Them In
  50. Gathered Home from the Ills of Life
  51. Gathering Homeward to Mansions Above
  52. Give Me the Wings of a Dove
  53. Give Thanks and Rejoice
  54. Give to Me the Glorious Favor
  55. Go Tell the Wanderer
  56. Go to the Souls That Are Lost and Perishing
  57. God Is Calling You in Tones of Love
  58. Gone, Gone to the Beautiful Land
  59. Great Physician on Jericho’s Road, The
  60. Hark, the Angel Choirs
  61. Hark, ’Tis the Voice of the Savior Calling
  62. Harvest Is Passing, The
  63. Haste Thee Away to the Fountain
  64. Have Ye Heard of the Ruler That Came By Night?
  65. Have You Heard of That Wonderful Jesus?
  66. Have You Read in the Scriptures?
  67. Hear the Joyful Message
  68. Hear the Master Calling Now for Laborers
  69. Hear the Voice of Jesus
  70. Here We See Through the Glass Darkly
  71. Hide Me, O My Savior
  72. Hide Me Safely in Thy Shadow
  73. How Could You Meet Your Savior?
  74. I Am Clinging to the Rock of Safety
  75. I Am Ready, Waiting, Savior
  76. I Am Sheltered in Thee
  77. I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus
  78. I Come, Just as I Am
  79. I Go Rejoicing in the Love
  80. I Go Singing on My Pilgrim Way
  81. I Had Wandered Afar from the Fold
  82. I Had Wandered Far Away, and My Heart
  83. I Had Wandered Long in Darkness
  84. I Have a Friend, a Precious Friend
  85. I Have a Friend to Whom I Go
  86. I Have Bathed in the Fount for the Cleansing of Sin
  87. I Have Found a Precious Friend Whose Name
  88. I Have Heard a Message Sweet
  89. I Have Wondrously Been Saved from Sin
  90. I Know in Whom I Have Redemption
  91. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
  92. I Rejoice Now to Know
  93. I Think of a Land, a Beautiful Land
  94. I Will Follow, Follow Jesus
  95. I Will Go in the Strength of the Lord
  96. I Will Tell the Story
  97. If Anyone Will Hear My Voice
  98. If Friendless, Forsaken
  99. I’ll Sing the Praise of Jesus, My Savior
  100. I’m the Child of a King
  101. In His Name Go We Forth
  102. In Seasons of Despair and Grief
  103. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
  104. In the Fields of Life’s Great Harvest
  105. In the Name of Jesus Go We
  106. In the Realms of Glory Waiting
  107. In the Shelter of the Rock Let Me Rest
  108. In the Vineyard of the Lord Go Work Today
  109. Into Our Sabbath Home
  110. Is It Far, Is It Far
  111. I’ve an Anchor Strong
  112. Jesus Died for Sinful Men
  113. Jesus Giveth the Victory
  114. Jesus Is a Precious Friend
  115. Jesus Is Calling, Sinner, Come
  116. Jesus Is Knocking at the Door of Your Heart
  117. Jesus Is Precious, Precious to Me
  118. Jesus Is Tenderly Calling
  119. Jesus Is Waiting So Near
  120. Jesus Saves and Makes Me Whole
  121. Jesus Saves, O Waft the News
  122. Jesus Shed His Precious Blood
  123. Jesus So Tenderly Calls
  124. Jesus, the Beautiful Sunshine
  125. Jesus Waits for You at the Golden Gate
  126. Jesus Wants Workers
  127. Jesus, Whose Dwelling Is the Skies
  128. Journeying Onward with the Lord
  129. Joy, Joy, Joy Today
  130. Joyfully Again We Meet
  131. Joyously On
  132. Keep on Praying, Brother
  133. Keep Your Pledge with Jesus
  134. King in His Glory, The
  135. Labor on in the Cause of the Lord
  136. Last Call of Mercy, The
  137. Lead Me, Savior
  138. Lead Them, My God, to Thee
  139. Lead Us, Tender Shepherd
  140. Let Me Cling to Thee
  141. Let the Children of Zion Be Joyful in Their King
  142. Let the Light of Truth Go Gleaming
  143. Let Us Build on the Rock
  144. Let Us Up and Away to the Vineyard
  145. Let Your Trust Be Jesus’ Love
  146. Life Is but a Passing Vapor
  147. Lift Up Your Eyes, O Watchman
  148. Lift Up Your Voices in Triumph
  149. List, a Sweet Voice from Above
  150. Look to Jesus Dying One
  151. Look unto Me and Be Ye Saved
  152. Lord Has Paid the Debt, The
  153. Lord, I Care Not for Riches
  154. Lord Jesus, Make Me Whole in the Fount of Life
  155. Lord of the Harvest, Send Forth Reapers
  156. Marching On, an Army Strong and Grand
  157. Master Hath Need of the Reapers, The
  158. Messiah Comes!
  159. Mid the Breakers I Am Drifting
  160. More Like Thee
  161. My Voice Thou Shalt Hear in the Morning
  162. Nearer the Cross of Jesus
  163. Neath the Banner of the Cross
  164. No Refuge but Thee, O Father of All
  165. O Come to Jesus and Live
  166. O Come to the Fountain
  167. O Idler, Why Loiter the Bright Hours Away?
  168. O Rock in the Desert, I Fly unto Thee
  169. O Thou Son of Mary
  170. O to Be Robed and Ready
  171. O Touch It Not, for Deep Within
  172. O Wand’rer, Return
  173. O What a Wonderful Savior Have I in Jesus
  174. O Who Will Be a Messenger?
  175. Oh, How Sweet Are the Moments of Prayer
  176. Oh the Gospel Truth Shines
  177. Oh, We Love to Hear the Chiming
  178. On a Firm Foundation
  179. On, On, to the Rescue
  180. On the Rock of Faith Are You Building?
  181. On the Threshold Standing
  182. On What Are You Building?
  183. Only Going Home
  184. Only the Savior Can Guide
  185. Onward, Christian Soldiers, Go
  186. Onward Soldiers, Onward to the Fray
  187. Onward Thro’ Trials and Cares I Will Go
  188. Onward, Upward, Ever
  189. Open the Windows Toward Jerusalem
  190. Out from the Highways
  191. Out of Christ
  192. Over Judea’s Rugged Hills
  193. Over the River of Jordan We’ll Meet
  194. Over the River, to Mansions So Fair
  195. Pass Me Not, O Savior, Pass Me Not By
  196. Penitent, Sin-Confessing One, to Jesus Came
  197. Pilgrim Through This Barren Land
  198. Praise Be to the Savior
  199. Praise, Praise the Lord
  200. Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord
  201. Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Ransomed and Redeemed Ones
  202. Precious Promise By Jesus, The
  203. Raise the Gleaming Banner High
  204. Rejoice in the Lord and Exalt His Name
  205. Remembered No More
  206. Ring, Ring the Bells, the Sweet Gospel Bells
  207. Ring the Bells of Heaven!
  208. Rise, Soul Oppressed, He Calleth for Thee
  209. Safe at Home with Jesus
  210. Sailing on We’re Sailing On
  211. Sailors on Life’s Troubled
  212. Save Me at the Cross of Jesus
  213. Saved By His Wonderful Grace
  214. Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise
  215. Savior Is Longing Your Soul to Save, The
  216. Send the Joyful Proclamation
  217. Send the News Along the Line
  218. Shall We Meet Beyond the River?
  219. Shall We Meet in Realms of Glory?
  220. She but Touched the Hem
  221. Shine On, Bright Star
  222. Sing Glory to God in the Highest
  223. Sing Glory to the Dying Lamb
  224. Sing of Jesus and His Glory
  225. Sing Sweet Carols
  226. Sing the Sweet Story That Never Grows Old
  227. Singing for Jesus, Savior
  228. Singing of Jesus All the Way Along
  229. Some Day We Shall Be Satisfied
  230. Someone Is Knocking at Thy Heart’s Door
  231. Sowing for the Angel Reapers
  232. Sowing, Sweetly, Ever Seeds of Kindness
  233. Sowing the Seed in the Morning Light
  234. Spread the Joyful Tidings
  235. Still from the Savior Far
  236. Sweet Peace I Have Found
  237. Sweet the Music of the Sabbath
  238. Teach Us, O Shepherd! True, the Way
  239. Tell It with Joy
  240. There Are Hearts That Are Sad
  241. There Is a Land Divinely Fair
  242. There Is a Voice So Sweet
  243. There Is Joy in Heaven When a Soul Returns
  244. There Is Life, Peace
  245. There Is Work to Do in the Fields of Sin
  246. There Will Be a Happy Meeting
  247. There’s a Beautiful City Whose Gates Are Gold
  248. There’s a Beautiful Land on the Other Shore
  249. There’s a Beautiful Land Where the Angels Dwell
  250. There’s a Beautiful Land Which By Faith
  251. There’s a City Whose Walls Are of Jasper
  252. There’s a Hand That’s Writing Now
  253. There’s a Land o’er the Ocean of Time
  254. There’s a Voice That Speaks
  255. There’s a Wonderful Story That Never Grows Old
  256. There’s an Earnest Call for Light
  257. There’s an Evil in the Land
  258. There’s Only One Way to the Kingdom of God
  259. Though Your Sins May Be Red
  260. Through Our Faith in Christ the Lord
  261. Through the Valley He Will Lead Me
  262. ’Tis Jesus Knocks at Your Heart’s Door
  263. To the Fount of Cleansing I Have Been
  264. To the Kingdom of God We Are Marching On
  265. Traveler, in This Darksome Vale Below
  266. Trump of Joy Is Sounding, The
  267. Two Paths Lie Before You to Journey
  268. Up and Away to the Fields Ready
  269. Up in the Morning and Away to the Field
  270. Walking Daily with the Blessèd
  271. Watch for the Master’s Coming
  272. We Are Gliding Away from the Vale of Time
  273. We Are Heralds of a King
  274. We Are Marching Home to Zion, a Strong
  275. We Have Heard the Savior Calling Far Away
  276. We Have Taken Up Our Stand
  277. We March Beneath the Banner
  278. We Pray for Thy Blessing, Dear Savior
  279. We Read of a Beautiful Land
  280. We Read of a Land Bright and Vernal
  281. We Shall Know as We Are Known
  282. We Shall Meet on Yonder
  283. We Shall Reach the Land of Light
  284. We Sing Thy Praises, O Zion Today
  285. We Will Follow When
  286. We’ll Trust Our Redeemer to Save
  287. We’re Children of a King
  288. What Have I Done for Jesus?
  289. What Must I Do to Be Saved?
  290. When in the Tempest He’ll Hide Us
  291. When Our Vineyard Work
  292. When the Heart Grows Faint and Weary
  293. When Tossed on the Waves of Life’s Sea
  294. When Weary and Worn
  295. When Weary with the Ills of Life
  296. Who Will Acknowledge Christ as Their Savior?
  297. Who Will Be Light Bearers?
  298. Who’ll Be Ready for the Harvest?
  299. Will You Come to the Feast?
  300. Wise Will Build Their House upon a Rock, The
  301. Wonderful Words God Has Spoken
  302. Wondrous News, We’ll Raise the Song
  303. Wondrous Story I Will Sing, The
  304. Work, Hear the Master Say
  305. Wounded and Dying on Jericho’s Road
  306. Ye Tempted, Troubles, Sorely Tried
  307. Ye Who Are Seeking Eternal
  308. Ye Who Are Wandering in Pathways
  309. Ye Who Bear a Weight of Sorrow
  310. Ye Who Long in Sin Have Wandered
  311. Yield, Ye Sin Stricken
  312. You Who Long in Sin Have Wandered
  1. All the Way
  2. As We’ve Sown So Shall We Reap
  3. Be of Good Cheer
  4. Flash the Top Lights
  5. Home to the Land Above
  6. In Whom I Have Redemption
  7. Is My Name Written There?
  8. Kalimantan
  9. Keep Me Thine
  10. Lead Me, Savior
  11. Nearer the Cross
  12. Neither Do I Condemn Thee
  13. New South Wales
  14. O Blessèd Bible
  15. Shadow of the Rock, The
  16. Sheltered in Thee
  17. Some Day
  18. Tell It All
  19. Times Square
  20. We Pass This Way but Once
  21. Where the Wrecks Wash In