J.H. Hall includes biographies for 76 hymn writers. The work is organized in chronological order, beginning with Lowell Mason and ending with Robert Harkness. Each biography is accompanied by a picture of the subject.
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Jacob Henry Hall (1855–1941) was born on a farm near Harrisonburg, Virginia. He attended a number of singing schools as a boy and eventually attended the Normal Music School in New Market, Virginia. He went on to lead a number of singing schools and was principal of the National Normal School of Music. Hall also wrote and composed Hall’s Songs of Home, The Star of Bethlehem, and Hall’s Quartettes for Men.