I can see down yonder where I had my dwelling

I can see down yonder where I had my dwelling

Author: Charles A. Tindley
Tune: MOUNTAIN TOP DWELLING
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Charles A. Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I can see down yonder where I had my dwelling
Author: Charles A. Tindley
Refrain First Line: I am dwelling now upon the mountain
Publication Date: 2006
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2006.



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