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, and husband of Ma­ry E. Nis­bett of Ro­bert­son County, Tex­as (mar­ried 1884). After Ma­ry died, 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.

In 1898, Ei­land, 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 Hap­py, 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 Hap­py
  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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