1887–1972
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August 23, 1887, Curryville, Georgia.

April 22, 1972, Atlanta, Georgia.

Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Henson began teaching in singing schools in 1909, and with Homer Morris, formed the Morris-Henson Company.

  1. Anywhere Is Home
  2. All Along on the Road to the Soul’s True Abode
  3. All That I Need Is My Savior
  4. All the Redeemed Ones Are Singing
  5. All the World Is Just a Flower
  6. Armed for the Fight God’s Soldiers Stand
  7. As I Go on the Way to Glory
  8. As I Go Onward Singing of the Love
  9. As I Look Across the Plain
  10. As I Stand by the Broad Rolling River
  11. As You Go Along Keep Within Your Heart a Song
  12. As You Make Your Way Through This World Below
  13. As You Travel Life’s Road
  14. At the Dawn Mary Came Seeking Jesus
  15. Be Mindful, O My Brother
  16. Be Near Me Lord
  17. Behold a King Expected Soon
  18. Behold the Lamb of Calvary
  19. Blessed Savior, I’m a Long Way from Home
  20. Blessed Savior, Keep Us
  21. Brother, Along the Highway of Life
  22. Call Comes Ringing from the King, A
  23. Christ Is Near, Love and Cheer to Extend
  24. Come Before the Lord with Praise
  25. Come Before the Lord with Singing
  26. Come, Friends, Let Us Rejoice
  27. Come, Ye Lovers of the Savior
  28. Comrades Join Our Song as We Go Along
  29. Comrades March Along
  30. Consecrate Your All to Jesus
  31. Draw Nigh unto Immanuel
  32. Each Day I Sing of Christ
  33. Earthly Wealth and Fame May Never Come to Me
  34. Every Morning I Go to the Garden
  35. Everybody Praise Him, Praise Him
  36. Far Over the Sea, Sad Voices
  37. Fear Not, O Soul, Along Life’s Way
  38. For All the Benefits and Blessings
  39. Forth to the Golden Harvest
  40. Friend of Sinners, Hear Us
  41. Glories All Gleaming, Oft in My Dreaming
  42. Go, Ye, to the Harvest for the Blessed King
  43. Guide Thou My Feet, O Blessed
  44. Hand in Hand We Walk Together
  45. Happy Am I
  46. Happy Song of Love Is Ringing, A
  47. Hark, What a Carol of Joy We Hear
  48. Hear the Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
  49. Hear Thou My Prayer, O Blessed Lord
  50. Heavenly Music Is Ringing Today
  51. Here I Wander in Need of the Things
  52. Here the Christian Doth Meet with Temptations
  53. Here There’s Sorrow, Toil and Pain
  54. Here We Have Sorrow, Pain and Grief
  55. Here We Often Sigh
  56. Here We Wander as Sheep with No Shepherd
  57. Ho, Ye Who Are Idle
  58. Holy Father, Keep Us, Till the Morn
  59. Homeward, Homeward I Am Going
  60. I Am a Pilgrim Going to My Eternal Home
  61. I Am Always Happy in My Savior’s Love
  62. I Am Always Singing
  63. I Am Deep in Love with Jesus
  64. I Am Delighted with My Precious
  65. I Am Giving Out Love’s Story
  66. I Am Happy in Jesus
  67. I Am Happy in My Lord’s Employ
  68. I Am Happy on the Shining Way
  69. I Am Happy on the Way, with My Savior
  70. I Am Holding to Christ My Redeemer and King
  71. I Am Laboring on with Patience Each Day
  72. I Am Looking by Faith to a Beautiful Land
  73. I Am Needy, Lord, and Am Prone to Stray
  74. I Am Often Tossed and Driven
  75. I Am on My Way to Glory
  76. I Am on the Gospel Highway
  77. I Am on the Homeward Road
  78. I Am on the Mountain
  79. I Am on the Shining Road to Glory
  80. I Am Pressing Along with a Smile
  81. I Am Singing of Jesus as I Travel Along
  82. I Am Singing of My Savior
  83. I Am Sweetly Singing on the Glory Land Way
  84. I Am Traveling on to a Heavenly Home
  85. I Am Trusting in My Savior Day by Day
  86. I Can Sing a Song as I Go Along
  87. I Can Smile on the Way
  88. I Come to Thee Poor and Undone
  89. I Have a Friend Who Keeps Me True
  90. I Have a Home Beyond the Tide
  91. I Have a Lot of Friends So True and Kind
  92. I Have a Most Wonderful Friend
  93. I Have a Song All the Day Long
  94. I Have a Song Down in My Soul
  95. I Have a Song Each Day to Sing
  96. I Have a Song in My Heart
  97. I Have a Song Within My Soul
  98. I Have a Wonderful Savior So True
  99. I Have an Assurance Sweet
  100. I Have Assurance Sweet
  101. I Have Dear Ones Gone On
  102. I Have Found a Friend Who Is All
  103. I Have Found a Helper
  104. I Have Found My Lord and Savior
  105. I Have Heard the Call of Jesus
  106. I Have No Fear Along the Road
  107. I Heard a Voice from Heaven Above
  108. I Know My Savior’s Love Will Keep Me
  109. I Live in a Garden of Roses
  110. I Miss Dear Mother and Dad (1929)
  111. I Need the Love of Christ My King
  112. I Often Have to Do the Will of Mortal Man
  113. I Once Wandered Far from God
  114. I Once Was Steeped in Sin and Shame
  115. I Sat by My Savior and Looked on His Face
  116. I Shall Lose My Heavy Burden
  117. I Shall Sing with the Throng
  118. I Travel Along the Blessed Old Way
  119. I Walk in the Light of Love
  120. I Walked Life’s Road Amid the Strife
  121. I Want to Be Like the One Great Friend
  122. I Want to Do Something for Jesus
  123. I Want to Sing in Glory Land
  124. I Was a Sinner, Sad and Forlorn
  125. I Was Burdened with Sin and No Hope Could I See
  126. I Was Lost and Sad, but Today I’m Glad
  127. I Was Walking the Way That Led
  128. I Went Into a Home Where Riches Did Abound
  129. I Will Sing of My Redeemer
  130. I Will Tell and Sing the Gospel Story
  131. I Will Work for Jesus While
  132. I Would Be Closer to Thee
  133. I’d Like to See That City
  134. I’d Like to Stay Here Longer
  135. If You Are on the Downward Way
  136. If You Have No Chart or Compass
  137. I’ll Be Ready to Go to the Home Above
  138. I’ll Live in Glory
  139. I’ll Soon Be Leaving for a Country
  140. I’m a Child of the Father
  141. I’m an Heir to the Throne of the King Above
  142. I’m Living in the Presence of Jesus
  143. I’m Living with Jesus My Savior
  144. I’m Lonesome for Heaven
  145. I’m Looking Away to a Beautiful Country
  146. I’m Pressing on the Upward Way
  147. I’m Sailing Along in Safety Today
  148. I’m Singing My Song While Going
  149. I’m Singing of Jesus My Wonderful Savior
  150. I’m Singing of Jesus, the Soul’s Blessed Friend
  151. I’m Telling Out the Story
  152. In Everything That I Do
  153. In the Gospel Light We March Along
  154. In the Service of Our Eternal King
  155. I’ve a Friend That to Me Is Most Precious
  156. I’ve Been Redeemed by Jesus’ Blood
  157. I’ve Heard of a City Where Cometh No Night
  158. I’ve Heard the Call of Jesus
  159. I’ve Read About the Holy City
  160. Jesus Comforts My Soul
  161. Jesus Has Banished All My Sadness
  162. Jesus Is a Friend Unfailing
  163. Jesus Is a Precious Friend
  164. Jesus Is Guiding Me over Life’s Stormy Sea
  165. Jesus Is Keeping Me by Grace
  166. Jesus Is My Light and Glory
  167. Jesus Is My Sunshine and My Song
  168. Jesus Is with Me, O Praise
  169. Jesus Is with Me, Praise His Name
  170. Jesus Leads Me All the Way
  171. Jesus Sought and Found Us
  172. Joybells Within Me Are Ringing
  173. Just to Glorify the Lord
  174. Keep a Happy Heart
  175. Know Ye Not That the World Goes Wrong?
  176. Let Us Run Our Race with Patience
  177. Life Is Speeding Away
  178. Long, Long Ago in the Book That I Love
  179. Look for a Day of Rejoicing
  180. Looking and Listening
  181. Looking Away from Sin
  182. Love Looked on Me, from Calvary
  183. Love Never Dies, but Cheers the Soul
  184. Love Shall Control My Heart
  185. Make Peace with Jesus
  186. Many Are Bearing Burdens Alone
  187. Many Dear Ones and Friends
  188. Many Years I’ve Read the Bible
  189. March Along to Glory
  190. Me Soul Is Singing Every Day
  191. Meet Me Where the Angels Gather
  192. Message Divine Across the Universe, A
  193. My Earthly Friends Are Dear to Me
  194. My Heart a Glad Carol Is Voicing
  195. My Heart Is Singing, the Joybells
  196. My Master Is Tender and Loving
  197. My Path Grows Brighter Each Day
  198. My Pathway Is Bright, I Walk in the Light
  199. My Savior Calls and I Must Go
  200. My Soul Has a Song and I’m Singing
  201. My Soul Is Happy in the Love of Jesus
  202. My Soul Is Rejoicing in Jesus
  203. No Mortal Tongue Can Tell the Love
  204. No Wealth I Own, My Song Has Flown
  205. O, a Happy Time Is Coming for the Children
  206. O Blessed Savior Divine
  207. O Homeland in Glory I Long to Be There
  208. O I Want to Leave This
  209. O Lord of Love Thou Art
  210. O Pilgrim Seeking That Fair Land Above
  211. O Savior Dear, I Come to Thee
  212. O Sinner, Hearken to the Savior’s Call
  213. O the Holy Ghost Came In
  214. O the Love of Our Redeemer Is So Boundless
  215. O the Peace That I Feel, It Is True
  216. O What a Message We Sing Today
  217. O What Glory ’Twill Be
  218. O Ye Who Are Walking Destruction’s Dark Way
  219. Oft My Way Grows Dreary
  220. Often Burdens Bend Me Low
  221. Once a Galilean Came
  222. Once a Mighty Savior Spoke unto the People
  223. Once I Bore a Burden Great
  224. Once I Was Friendless
  225. Once I Was Lone and Sad, Burdened by Sin
  226. Others May Fail Me in Time of Great Need
  227. Pray Without Ceasing, the Master Said
  228. Renew My Strength, O Lord Divine
  229. Running the Race of Life
  230. Sailor on Life’s Sea, Look
  231. Sailor Tempest Tossed
  232. Since I Took the Blessed Savior as My Own
  233. So Often the Night Time Brings Sadness
  234. Some Speak of the Lord
  235. Someone Is Drifting Far Out on the Sea
  236. Someone Touched My Heart with Love
  237. Somewhere the Angels Are Singing
  238. Song of Gladness I Am Singing, A
  239. Soon upon a Cloud of Glory Jesus Will Come
  240. Sorrows Often Meet Us Here
  241. Souls Forgiven and Made Whole
  242. Spread the Love of Jesus
  243. Stay with Me, Savior
  244. Strong Is Our Faith in the Leader
  245. Sweetly I Trust in My Redeemer
  246. The Final Day of Reckoning Will Dawn
  247. The Lord Has Done Wonders for All Here Below
  248. The Lord He Is My Shepherd
  249. The Lord Is Now My Life and Light
  250. The Love of Christ, My Friend
  251. The Mighty Savior Leads Us on to Victory
  252. The Savior Came and He Found Me
  253. The Savior of the World Is Christ
  254. The Savior Once Suffered on Calvary
  255. The Song That I Sing Is of My King
  256. The World Is in a Hurry
  257. There Are Waves That Are Rolling
  258. There Is a City Whose Streets Are Gold
  259. There Is a Name That I Hold Dear
  260. There Is a Peace I Am Feeling
  261. There Is a Song of Gladness Ringing
  262. There Is Joy Divine That Is Ever Mine
  263. There Is Joy Each Day in the Upward Way
  264. There Is Joy in Knowing That the Lord
  265. There Is Joy in My Soul, for I Am Made Whole
  266. There Is Joy in the Lord Each Day
  267. There Is One Whose Love
  268. There Is Something in My Soul That Keeps Me Happy
  269. There Will Be a Great Assembly
  270. There Will Be a Happy Time
  271. There Will Come a Day
  272. There’s a City We Are Seeking
  273. There’s a Dear and Sacred Place
  274. There’s a Great Throng Up in Glory
  275. There’s a Happy Carol in My Soul That I Sing
  276. There’s a Happy Home in Glory Free from Sorrow
  277. There’s a Happy Land and I’m Going There
  278. There’s a Land of Delight
  279. There’s a Precious Flow
  280. There’s a Ringing Call to Service
  281. There’s a Song My Soul Shall Sing
  282. There’s a Way That Leads to Life
  283. They Crucified Our Blessed Savior
  284. They Say There Is a Happy Home
  285. This I Fully Realize, Now That I Am Free
  286. This Is the Song My Soul
  287. Though Oft I Bend Beneath a Weight
  288. Through the Shadows Brightly Gleaming
  289. To My Savior I’m Clinging
  290. To the Sad and Lone
  291. Too Long You Have Slighted
  292. Watching You
  293. We Are Bravely Fighting for Jehovah
  294. We Are Fighting for Jehovah
  295. We Are in the Way of the King
  296. We Are Marching Along with a Wonderful Song
  297. We Are Marching Onward with the King of All the World
  298. We Are Pressing on to the Land of Dawn
  299. We Are Redeemed by Love
  300. We Are Winning Endless Victory
  301. We Belong to Jesus Our King
  302. We Follow, Lord, Where Thou Dost Lead
  303. We Have Accepted Christ the Lord of All
  304. We Hear the Sound of Mighty Waves
  305. We May Walk in the Beauty of Holiness
  306. We Meet in Thy Temple, Dear Lord, to Pray
  307. We Need a Lot of People Like That
  308. We Read of a Land, a Beautiful Strand
  309. We Read of a Place We Shall Reach
  310. We Read of a Place Where Ransomed Ones Dwell
  311. We Shall Meet Our Friends When Our Journey
  312. We Travel Here in Life’s Hard Race
  313. We Would Be True to Thee, Savior Divine
  314. We’ve Heard It Proclaimed Through the Ages
  315. What a Happy Song Is Mine Since Jesus Made Me Free
  316. When Discouraged on the Upward Way
  317. When I Go to My Garden Each Morning
  318. When I Go to the Home of My Childhood
  319. When It Seems I’m Alone
  320. When Jesus Comes Some Day for Me
  321. When My Traveling Days Are O’er
  322. When My Work Here Is Done
  323. When Shall End Toil and Strife
  324. When Storms Are Raging, Dreary Is the Day
  325. When the Lord Calls the Ransomed
  326. When the Lord Shall Come from the Lofty Skies
  327. When the Night Comes on and All the World
  328. When Trouble Comes Along to Take Away Your Song
  329. When We Meet in a City on the Golden Shore
  330. When We Reach the Hills of Glory
  331. When We’ve Told Our Earthly Story
  332. With Gladness the Days May Go By
  333. With Joyous Song We Press Along
  334. With Steady Step We March Along
  335. Workers for Jesus Who Is Your
  336. Ye Followers of Jesus, Now
  337. Ye Sleeping Saints, Awake, Arise
  338. Yonder in Glory Where the Angels Sing
  1. He Prayed
  2. His Picture Is in My Heart
  3. I Will Trade the Old Cross for a Crown
  4. It Takes the Storm Clouds to Form the Rainbow
  5. Measure of Love, The
  6. There’s a Sweetness Through It All
  7. Watching You
  8. When My Name Is Called in Glory

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