1860–1909

1860, Shuqualak, Mississippi.

December 3, 1909, Golden, Texas.

Bold Springs Cemetery, West, Texas.

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Franklin was the son of James Eil­and and Sar­ah Ann Sav­age. In 1884, he married Ma­ry E. Nis­bett of Ro­bert­son County, Tex­as. After her death, he married El­la May Ken­ne­dy of Van Zandt County in 1894. El­la lived only 10 days after the marriage, and in 1896, he married again, to Min­nie Ja­ru­shia Val­en­tine of Mc­Len­nan County.

In 1892, Ei­land, with James Tho­mas and J. M. Greer, established the Trio Music Com­pa­ny in Wa­co, Tex­as. Four years later, he founded The Mu­sic­al Trio periodical. Then, in 1898, he, Ho­mer El­li­ott and Em­mett Dean founded the Southern Development Normal music school in Wa­co; The SDN Theory of Music textbook came out of this effort. John Her­bert & John Vaugh­an were among the teachers at the school, & the students included such song­writ­ers as Til­lit Ted­dlie.

Eiland’s works include:

  1. After All Thy Cares Are Over
  2. After It, Our Day of Sorrow
  3. After This Life Is O’er
  4. All Glory to Jesus
  5. All My Hopes of Heaven Are Brighter
  6. All the Wealth That Earth
  7. Alone, Alone in Gethsemane
  8. Are You Leading Precious Souls?
  9. Are You Mounted on the Pinions?
  10. Are You Now on the Road Leading Home to God?
  11. Are You on Sinking Sand?
  12. Are You Tired of Sin’s Delusion?
  13. As the Song of My Lips
  14. At the Hearing of the Summons
  15. Awake, My Soul, Awake
  16. Be Ye for the Master Toiling All the Day
  17. Beautiful Gleanings Bring
  18. Beautiful Lines of Life
  19. Beautiful Story to Tell
  20. Beautiful Words of Life
  21. Behold the Crown upon His Brow
  22. Bravely Bear Your Burdens
  23. Bring Them to Him Who Is Able to Save
  24. By and By, Our Ship Will Anchor
  25. By and By, We There Shall Meet Them
  26. Can You Speak a Word for Jesus?
  27. Come Children, Let Us Learn Today
  28. Crucified Savior, a Now Risen Lord, A
  29. Dead in Christ Are Only Sleeping, The
  30. Dear Lord, in Honor to Thy Name
  31. Disowned, Opposed, Rejected
  32. Do You Want to Live for God?
  33. Don’t Go
  34. Don’t You Want to Be Ready?
  35. Endless Joys Await Us Yonder
  36. Ever More Will I, in His Love Confide
  37. Far Over the Valley and Mountain
  38. For the Brain That Is Ready
  39. For Him, My Lord
  40. Forward, Forward, in the Mighty Battle
  41. From a Life of Condemnation
  42. From the Cross to the Crown
  43. Glorious Gospel Train, The
  44. Go, in Early Morning, into the Harvest White
  45. Go Out in the Highways
  46. Go, Show to the Lost
  47. Go Tell the Glad Tidings to Sinners Astray
  48. God So Loved the Souls of Men
  49. Gospel Voice Is Sounding, The
  50. Grave Is Not Our Final Home, The
  51. Great Feast Is Ready, and You Are Called, A
  52. Hand in Hand the Field We Enter
  53. Hand That Can Save, The
  54. Happy, Happy Children
  55. Have You Fixed Adorning
  56. Have You Sought to Discern Its Condition?
  57. Have You Wandered Far Away on the Road of Sin?
  58. He All the Day Long Is My Joy and My Song
  59. He from the Bosom of God and His Glory
  60. He, the Blessed Son of Heaven
  61. He’s Coming Again
  62. His Death on the Cross for Sinners Like Me
  63. Hoping Will Not Be in Vain
  64. How Precious Is the Fountain
  65. I Am Happy Every Day as I Journey on My Way
  66. I Am Looking on by Faith, to That World
  67. I Am Not Ashamed to Own Him
  68. I Am Not Ready, to Choose Tonight
  69. I Am Now upon the Highway
  70. I Am Now Within the Kingdom
  71. I Am Thinking of the Cross
  72. I Can Never Cease to Love Him
  73. I Have a Home in a Beautiful City
  74. I Have a Home Not Made with Hands
  75. I Have Asked for His Grace to Sustain Me
  76. I Have Found a Full Salvation
  77. I Have Found the Shining Road
  78. I Have Started on My Journey
  79. I Know That Death Awaits Me
  80. I Know That I Am Born to Die
  81. I Love to Read and Think of Jesus
  82. I Want to Be Near Him
  83. I Want to Have a Crown That Day
  84. I Want to Work for Jesus with Willing Heart
  85. I Was Lost and Doomed to Die
  86. I Will Fear No More the Billows
  87. If Bright Shall Be My Crown Above
  88. If Fortune and Honor I Here Cannot Claim
  89. If, in Thy Heart Love’s Purpose
  90. If It May Be Truly Spoken
  91. If on Jesus I Am Leaning
  92. If the Angel of Death Should Knock
  93. If You Are Tired of the Ways of Sin
  94. If You Have No Friend to Cheer You
  95. I’m a Soldier in the Army of the King of Kings
  96. In Jesus I Have Found a Friend
  97. In the Scene of Calvary
  98. In the Sunlight of His Presence
  99. In Thy Love, Dear Lord, Dismiss Us
  100. Is the Road You’re Traveling
  101. Is There Heavy Weight of Care?
  102. Is Thy Path Dreary?
  103. Is Thy Soul at Peace and Waiting?
  104. Is Thy Soul Its Pardon Needing?
  105. It the World Can Never Steal
  106. It’s Onward and Upward to Glory
  107. I’ve Heard the Gospel Story
  108. I’ve Often Been Told of a Country Above
  109. I’ve the Glory of His Presence
  110. Jesus, I’m Clinging Ever to Thee
  111. Jesus Is a Gentle Shepherd
  112. Jesus Is Coming, a Glorified King
  113. Jesus Is His Grace Supplying
  114. Jesus Is Willing and Ready Today
  115. Jesus, My Savior, Promised That He
  116. Jesus Planned for Your Redemption
  117. Jesus the Lamb for Sinners Slain
  118. Jesus Whispers, Come to Me
  119. Jesus Will Deliver You
  120. Keep the Cross of Christ Uplifted
  121. Keep the Sweet Songs of Salvation
  122. King in His Glory Is Coming, The
  123. King’s Highway by Mortals Trod, The
  124. Kiss She Placed upon My Brow, The
  125. Lead Me, Blessed Savior
  126. Lean on His Arm
  127. Led by His Word to the Fountain of Life
  128. Let Every Heart Be Full of Praise
  129. Let Every Tongue Sweet Anthems Sing
  130. Let the Hand That You Know
  131. Let the Happy Sunshine of God’s Eternal Love
  132. Let the Happy Voices of the Children Dear
  133. Let the Life of Jesus in Thine Own Be Seen
  134. Lifeboat Is Sailing, The
  135. Lift Your Eyes, Behold the Harvest
  136. Light I Here So Long Have Sought, The
  137. Light of the Gospel Is Beaming Today, The
  138. Lo, the Golden Harvest Bending
  139. Look Away from the Cross
  140. Lord, Help Me to View Thee
  141. Lord, I Want to Live for Thee
  142. Lord, May My Each Ambition Perish
  143. Lord upon My Dreary Way, The
  144. Love That Calvary’s Cross Portrayed, The
  145. Many Though My Conflicts Be
  146. Marching in the Light
  147. Mid So Many Sorrows
  148. Mighty Hand of God, The
  149. My Heart and My Hand I Would Give Thee
  150. My Hope of Heaven
  151. My Load of Sin He Has Removed
  152. My Soul Now Has a Refuge Sweet
  153. My Soul, Thou Hast This Promise Sweet
  154. No More Wild Tempests Disturb Me
  155. No Peaceful Rest
  156. No Song Again, My Lord, Would Come
  157. O, a Glorious Light Is Dawning
  158. O Come, Kind Friends and Join
  159. O Glory Hallelujah
  160. O I Am So Glad That My Savior
  161. O I Want to Do More for My Savior
  162. O I Want to Live Nearer to God
  163. O It Is a Joyful Thing
  164. O Land of Everlasting Light
  165. O Land of Life, the Land of Love
  166. O Sinner, Stop
  167. O What Joy Twill Be Up Yonder
  168. O What Peace I Find in the Promise
  169. Oh! There Is a Time When the Message Will Come
  170. On the Way to Zion’s City
  171. On This Blessed Morn, Ye Saints Awake
  172. Once More the Message You Have Heard
  173. Onward, to That Cleansing Fountain
  174. Out from Sin unto Righteousness Lifted
  175. Out on the Glad Hills of God’s Glory
  176. Peace, My Weary Spirit Sings
  177. Peace Will Be Complete
  178. Preach the Gospel of Jesus
  179. Precious the Words of My Savior
  180. Pressing Are the Needs of the Harvest Time
  181. Put on the Whole Armor and Dread Not the Storm
  182. Put on Thy Strength, O Man of God
  183. Reaper, Reaper, See the Fields Are White
  184. Rich Possessions Are in Store
  185. Savior Abide Ever with Me
  186. Send the Tidings of Salvation
  187. Shall We Meet by and By
  188. She Used to Wear It Here
  189. Ship of Salvation Has Hoisted Her Sails, The
  190. Should All the World Forsake Me
  191. Since I Can Sing Redemption’s Song
  192. Since Jesus Did My Sins Forgive
  193. Singing a Wonderful Song
  194. Sinner, Friend, You’ve Heard the Message
  195. Sinner, Say, If God Should Call You
  196. Soldiers of Christ, Arise
  197. Song in Honor to Thy Name, A
  198. Song of Salvation I Ever Will Sing, The
  199. Songs to His Honor, Gather We Now to Sing
  200. Soul, Why Be Contented
  201. Spotless Robes of White We’ll Wear
  202. Stop, Dear Sinner, and Think How Jesus Died
  203. Story of Jesus, The
  204. Sweet Are the Promises Found in Thy Word
  205. Take Jesus as Your Friend and Guide
  206. Taken Up from Deathly Sleeping
  207. That the Sinner Be Converted
  208. That Their Hearts with Gladness
  209. There Is a Friend, Who Is Faithful Ever
  210. There Is a Stream and Its Precious Flow
  211. There Is Mercy in the Hand of God
  212. There Is Peace and There’s Rest Complete
  213. There Is Perfect Heavenly Light
  214. There, I’ve Placed My Heart’s Affection
  215. There’s a Beautiful, Beautiful Land So Fair
  216. There’s a Home of Pure Delight
  217. There’s a Road That Is Broad and Inviting
  218. There’s Gloom and Sorrow in My Heart
  219. These Are God’s Peculiar People
  220. They’re Gone to Join the Throng
  221. This Is the Price That He Paid
  222. Though Far Away, You’ve Gone Astray
  223. Though I Have No Earthly Treasures
  224. Though in Forbidden Paths I’ve Gone
  225. Though Man Had Far Wandered from God
  226. Though Many Have Allegiance Promised
  227. Though Often I Have Wandered
  228. Through Struggles Hard, and Battles Fought
  229. Through the Early Dawn of Morning
  230. Through the Light of the Gospel Now
  231. Through the White and Waving Fields
  232. Thy Name I Here Will Ever Praise
  233. Thy Word Is Light unto My Soul
  234. Till We Meet at the Feet
  235. ’Tis a Crown of Endless Glory
  236. ’Tis Joy, for Me Beyond Compare
  237. ’Tis the Hand of My Lord
  238. ’Tis the Same Old Gospel Story
  239. ’Tis unto Thee, My Lord
  240. To Know That He Is There
  241. To Live for Thee, My Heart Is Fixed
  242. To Search Thou Art Exhorted
  243. To That Land of Peace and Plenty
  244. To That Land of Pure Delight
  245. To the Hand of Jesus Clinging
  246. Too Late
  247. Trusting in Jesus, Is My Insurance
  248. Trusting in Jesus, O Wonderful Theme
  249. Try On, Try on Though Worn and Weary
  250. ’Twas from Calvary That, It Came to Me
  251. ’Twas When I Was Lost He Came to My Rescue
  252. Upon the Cross Where Jesus Died
  253. View the Savior on the Cross
  254. Watch Thou, My Soul
  255. We Are Going to Abide with the Happy Glorified
  256. We Are Going to Dwell with Jesus
  257. We Are Marching On, to the Land of Light
  258. We Are Marching On, We Are Marching On
  259. We Are Only Privates Here Today
  260. We Are Sowing Seed for the Harvest Time
  261. We Are Struggling on to Canaan
  262. We Exalt Thy Name, O Lord
  263. We May All Outride the Tempest
  264. We Shall Gather at the River
  265. We Want Just the Same Religion
  266. Weary Worn, Pilgrim Now Sighing for Rest
  267. Welcome, Welcome, One and All
  268. Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, One and All
  269. What Wonderful Love, at the Cross, I Can See
  270. Whatsoever Seed You Sow
  271. Whatsoever You Sow
  272. When I Am by His Side
  273. When I Believed, I Then Received
  274. When I, Thy Mercies Would Forget
  275. When My Soul upon the Billows
  276. When My Walk Is Close with Jesus
  277. When Sorrows Multiply Thy Woes
  278. When the Friends of Earth
  279. When the Gleaning Time Is Over
  280. When the Master Shall Call Us
  281. When the Saved of Earth Are Gathered
  282. When We All Called from Earth to Go
  283. Where Sorrow and Sadness Can Never Come Nigh
  284. Where the Blood Can Heal!
  285. While Moments Are Flying
  286. While the Endless Ages Roll
  287. Why Not Obey Jesus?
  288. With a Zeal That Is New
  289. Words of Jesus, May They Ever
  290. Words of Salvation unto You We Bring
  291. Would You Be More Like Jesus Each Day?
  292. Would You in That Meeting
  293. Would You Make the Run Successful?
  294. Yes, It Is the Power
  1. Ann Arbor
  2. Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand
  3. Tomb Is Empty Now, The

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