J. S. Fearis

J. S. Fearis
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Short Name: J. S. Fearis
Full Name: Fearis, J. S. (John Sylvester), 1867-1932
Birth Year: 1867
Death Year: 1932

John Sylvester Fearis, 1867-1932

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1867, Rich­land, Io­wa.
Died: Sep­tem­ber 2, 1932, Lake Ge­ne­va, Wis­con­sin.

Fearis’ fa­ther was a suc­cess­ful sing­ing school teach­er, and a paint­er by trade. At a young age, John learned to read mu­sic in his fa­ther’s classe­s. He was pas­sion­ate­ly fond of mu­sic, and, tak­ing less­ons on the reed or­gan, he was soon able to play in Sun­day school and church. Lat­er he took charge of the church choir, and taught sing­ing class­es in near­by towns. He wrote his first hymn tune at age 16. He event­u­al­ly joined the ed­it­or­i­al staff of the Choir Lead­er, pub­lished by the Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Day­ton, Ohio.

Sources--
Choir Her­ald, De­cem­ber 1932, p. 219
Emurian, p. 17
Hall, pp. 393-4

Lyrics--
Brightly Beams Ano­ther Morn­ing
Children’s Day
Show Me the Way, My Shepherd
What Com­fort to Our Hearts
What Won­der­ful Love Is the Love

Music--
Be Thou Ex­alt­ed
Beautiful Isle of Some­where
God May Call for You
Little Rain­drops
Promise Made to Mo­ther, The
Songs in the Night
Show Me the Way, My Shep­herd
There’s Light for a Step
Wherever He Leads Me I’ll Go

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