January 28, 1878, Webster County, Mississippi.
May 13, 1934, in a traffic accident near Eupora, Mississippi.
Spring Valley Cemetery #2, Mathiston, Mississippi.
William was the son of James and Camella Hood Golding (his surname changed later).
It is said he wrote most of his songs while serving an eight-year sentence in the state penitentiary. His only child reportedly died young.
- Beautiful Life, a
- How Happy We’ll be, When Jesus We See
- I Am Crossing the Stream
- I Am on the Road That My Savior Trod
- I Praise the Lord for Saving Grace
- I Was Strolling One Day in a Lonely Graveyard
- If Your Soul Has Been Redeemed
- I’ll Sing a Song in Jesus’ Name
- In the Dawning of the Morning
- Let Your Light Shine
- My Time Will Come
- Once a Blind Man Heard the Story
- One by One, Loving Friends Are Going
- Softly the Gentle Breezes Blow
- Sometime I’ll Hear My Savior’s Voice
- There’s a Beautiful Mansion
- There’s a Bridge That Spans the River
- There’s a Rose That Blooms for Me
- To Canaan’s Land I’m on My Way
- We Are Sailing o’er the Ocean
- We Are Told of a Book
- When in Death You See Me Sinking
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