Played at the funerals of both President Garfield (1881) and McKinney (1901) and on the deck of the sinking Titanic (1912). Coauthor Mason was co-founder of the famous Boston Academy of Music (in 1838) and wrote more than 1.600 religious works.
Len Spencer & Roger Harding [for Columbia]
Edison Male Quartet [with tenor Harry McDonough]
Ira D. Sankey ['The Sweet Singer of Methodism']
Louvin Brothers [title track lp]
Other versions by Jelly Roll Morton, Mississippi John Hurt, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paul Robeson, The Soul Stirrers (with Sam Cooke), Al Green and The Mills Brothers.