1880–1950
portrait

Sep­tem­ber 6, 1880, Bed­ford, Io­wa.

Ap­ril 3, 1950, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia.

For­est Lawn Mem­or­i­al Park, Glen­dale, Cal­i­for­nia.

Fred B. Hol­ton.

Ira was the hus­band of Myr­ta Car­o­lyn Wil­son.

His sis­ter taught him to play the vi­o­lin and or­gan while still at home. Around 1902, he be­gan stu­dies at the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

In 1905, Wil­son went to work for the Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Day­ton, Ohio. His com­po­si­tions ap­peared in The Choir Lead­er and The Choir Her­ald. He al­so served as ed­it­or in chief of The Vol­un­teer Choir. His works in­clude:

  1. Go For­ward to Con­quer
  2. Look Above
  3. Make Me a Bless­ing
  4. My Sav­ior’s Voice
  5. This Won­der­ful Christ Is Mine
  6. Trustingly Fol­low
  1. Across the Tem­pled Hills
  2. Angels’ Cho­rus, The
  3. Christ Is Born
  4. Christ the Lord Is Born
  5. Christmas Lul­la­by
  6. Conchita
  7. Exalt the King
  8. Give Praise
  9. God Is Good­ness, God Is Love
  10. God Is So Good
  11. He Arose To­day
  12. His Love Is Al­ways True
  13. Jesus Wants Us to Help
  14. Joy to the World
  15. Loving Je­sus Christ
  16. Marching For­ward
  17. May God De­pend on You?
  18. Night of Nights
  19. O Star of Match­less Splen­dor
  20. On Cal­va­ry’s Cross One Day
  21. Out in the High­ways and By­ways of Life
  22. Rejoice! Re­joice!
  23. Ring, Sweet Bells
  24. Song of the Morn­ing, The
  25. Stars of De­cem­ber
  26. ’Tis the Old, Old Sto­ry of His Love
  27. Walking with Je­sus
  28. Was There Ev­er a Friend So True?
  29. We Come To­day
  30. What Do the Flow­ers Say?
  31. Who Will Our Pi­lot Be?
  32. Win One