1906-1979

July 15, 1906, Toccoa, Georgia.

February 13, 1979, Lexington, Kentucky.

Zebulon Cemetery, Toccoa, Georgia.

Son of Jesse Lovell Sisk and Etta Sisk, Theodore studied music in singing schools run by his father, a minister, at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, and at music normals conducted by James H. Ruebush. His teachers included the Italian tenor Volpi, Dr. Rushing at Shenandoah, Mrs. Long (piano) and Dr. Sherwood.

Theodore began singing young, performing with the Sisk Quartet, the Sisk Family, the Atlanta Quartet. From 1928-48, he was music editor for the Sisk Music Company, which specialized in publishing shape note music. He was associated with the Stamps-Baxter Music Company, 1949-53. He also taught hundreds of singing schools.

He had two children with his wife Lenora Smith (1904-1984).

  1. Alone in the Garden
  2. Echoes, Sweet Echoes
  3. Far Above the Starry Sky
  4. Here We Gather and Love to Sing
  5. I Am Happy Every Day as I Go Along My Way
  6. I Am Happy In the Service of My King
  7. I Am Looking for the Second Coming
  8. I Will Sing My Story
  9. I’m Keeping Ready For the Time
  10. I’m Pressing Onward with a Wonderful Song
  11. Jesus Brings Sweet Joy to Me
  12. Jesus Gives Me a Song as I Travel Along
  13. My Heart Is Fixed on Thee, O God
  14. My Heart Is Sick, O How I Long to See
  15. My Soul Is So Happy
  16. O Don’t You Hear That Clock Ticking?
  17. O What Joy to Praise
  18. Often We Sing to the Great King
  19. Ring Ye the Bells of Heaven
  20. Some Glad Day We’ll Soar Away
  21. Sometimes I Grow Weary
  22. That Will Be a Happy Time
  23. Press On, It Won’t Be Long
  24. When Billows Are Raging
  25. When I’m In Need
  26. When In the Hour of Trouble, and of Care

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