1904-1964
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1904, DeKalb County, Alabama.

December 20, 1964.

Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.

Son of Asbury Fossett, Vernie attended his first Gospel Music School at age 12. At age 16, he attended Thomas Mosley’s Normal School. By age 19, he began singing and playing in a quartet, and he was in the original Stamps-Baxter Quartet. By 1937, he was teaching in High Point, North Carolina, where he married Katherine Strother. Three years later, he joined the Chattanooga, Tennessee, office of the Stamps-Baxter music publishers, where he was music editor for many years. Fossett’s works include:

  1. Christ, the Lord Is Mine
  2. Cross the Border Line
  3. Do Your Best Then to Wear a Smile
  4. Drifting Along
  5. I Am Singing the Wondrous Story
  6. I Have Found a Savior
  7. If You Wish to Have a Carol
  8. I’m Happy Every Hour of the Day
  9. I’m Sailing Along and Shunning
  10. Is Your Record White?
  11. Just Tell the Savior What It Is
  12. O a New Religion Is Dure, Some Say
  13. On the Rock of Ages Resting
  14. Since Jesus Has Pardoned My Sin
  15. There Is a Home of Wondrous Love
  16. They Tell Me of a Mansion Bright
  17. When the Waters Deep Around You
  18. While I Live in This Unfriendly World
  1. All the Way Home
  2. Alone in Prayer
  3. Be Still and Know
  4. Beautiful, Wonderful Heaven
  5. Bells
  6. Bless His Holy Name
  7. Christ Came Seeking
  8. Come unto Me
  9. Cross the Border Line
  10. Crown Him King
  11. Crown Him Lord of All
  12. Do a Little More
  13. Do Your Best, Then Wear a Smile
  14. Don’t Put Off Salvation Too Long
  15. Drifting Along
  16. Drive Away the Clouds
  17. Extol His Holy Name
  18. For You and Me
  19. Friend Who Will Stand by Me, The
  20. Get Right with God
  21. Give Me the Old Fashioned Way
  22. Gleams of Glory
  23. God of Mercy
  24. Happy on the Glory Road
  25. Happy on the Way
  26. Harbor Lights Shine
  27. He Made Me Free
  28. He Made the Blue Skies, New Skies
  29. He Spoke to Me
  30. He’ll Carry Me Safely Thru
  31. Higher
  32. His Hand Reached Down
  33. His Love Means So Much to Me
  34. His Pardon Covers My Sin
  35. Home Waits for Me
  36. I Am Happy All the Way
  37. I Am Seeking a City
  38. I Can Never Forget Such Love
  39. I Have Found a Resting Place
  40. I Know He Is Keeping My Soul
  41. I Long for That City
  42. I Love to Raise My Voice in Song
  43. I Mean to Keep the Promise
  44. I Walk with Him
  45. I Want to Live with the King Some Day
  46. I Want to Sing of His Love
  47. I Want to Talk with Jesus
  48. I Would Be Ready to Go
  49. If I Could Make You Happy
  50. If I Sing and Smile
  51. I’ll Be Ready
  52. I’ll Never Forget His Love
  53. I’m Drinking at the Fountain
  54. I’m Going to Glory
  55. I’m Ready Now to Do My Best
  56. I’m Sailing
  57. In the Circle of God’s Love
  58. Jesus Is Holding My Hand
  59. Jesus Is Protecting Me
  60. Jesus Is the Friend You Need
  61. Jesus Is with Me
  62. Jesus Keeps a Song Ringing
  63. Jesus Needs You to Scatter Sunshine
  64. Just What He Promised
  65. Lead Me to the Rock
  66. Life’s Galilee
  67. Like Flowers, You Must Die
  68. Living in Glory
  69. Look to Jesus and Pray
  70. Love Can Be Our Guide
  71. Make Somebody Glad
  72. My Friend Divine
  73. My House Is a Home Since Jesus Came In
  74. My Lord Will Care for Me
  75. My Savior Leads Me All the Way
  76. My Unending Song
  77. O’erflowing with Gladness
  78. Peace on Earth
  79. Praises to Him Belong
  80. Press on, O Pilgrim, There is Joy Ahead
  81. Ring Out Your Joyful Song
  82. Sailing on the Ocean of Love
  83. Service I Would Give
  84. Sing Glad Praises
  85. Sing on Glad Band
  86. Standing on the Outside
  87. Sunlight of Love, The
  88. Telling His Love
  89. There Is Honey in the Rock
  90. There Is Springtime in My Soul
  91. Think What It Will Mean
  92. This Secret I Will Tell You
  93. This World Is Not My Resting Place
  94. Trail of Dreams, The
  95. Traveling Home
  96. Trust His Everlasting Name
  97. Twilight Shadows Are Falling
  98. Walking the Gospel Way
  99. We Have Enlisted in the Gospel Fight
  100. What a Song of Glory Is Ringing
  101. What if the Storm Finds You Unprepared?
  102. Will the Circle Be Complete?
  103. Will You Meet Me, My Friend?
  104. Wonderful Friend, A