1891–1951

Introduction

Born: No­vem­ber 27, 1891, Berne, In­di­a­na.

Died: De­cem­ber 31, 1951, Glen­dale, Ca­li­for­nia.

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Biography

Elton was the son of John Roth and Han­nah Yag­gy, and hus­band of Em­ma Ma­rie Scher­rer.

He at­tend­ed the Fort Wayne (In­di­a­na) Bi­ble School and the Moo­dy Bi­ble Ins­ti­tute in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Roth worked with tra­vel­ing ev­an­gel­ist tours, and taught mu­sic at the Al­li­ance Bi­ble schools in St. Paul, Min­ne­so­ta, and New York Ci­ty; the Bi­ble In­sti­tute, Los An­ge­les, Ca­li­for­nia; Bap­tist The­o­lo­gic­al Col­lege; and Ci­ty Col­lege of Los An­ge­les.

His Ec­cle­sia Choir toured through­out Am­er­i­ca in 1931.

Works

Roth wrote ov­er 100 hymns, and a num­ber of an­thems.

Sources

Lyrics

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