January 17, 1868, Dekalb County, Alabama.

August 7, 1943.

Martling Community Cemetery, Martling, Alabama.

Sims, the husband of Frances Shipp, was a singing teacher, composer, and publisher. He also directed singing schools, usually lasting 10–20 days in the summer, and led singings as well.

Sims formed a Gospel music publishing company with Homer Morris and with F. N. Brown of Boaz, Alabama, and put out a number of song books.

Sims was superintendent of the Martling Methodist Sunday School, was active in the Epworth League and served on the county jury commission.

  1. Are You Walking in This Way?
  2. Be a Light for Jesus
  3. Beautiful Home of the Soul
  4. Come, Go with Me to Canaan’s Land
  5. Going Home By and By
  6. Gospel Light, The
  7. Happy Time, A
  8. I Am Going to the Fountain
  9. I Pray Thee, Savior, to Give Me Faith
  10. O I Love the Story True
  11. Saved by the Blood
  12. Shall This Life of Mine Be Ended?
  13. There Is Rest for the Soul
  14. There’ll Be Joy in Heaven
  15. We’re Marching on to the River of Death
  16. Will We Be United There?