"In My Life / If We Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven" ~ Jen Maurer & Jodi Spencer (May 13, 2018)
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In My Life / If We Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven
There are places I remember all my life though some have changed
If we never meet again this side of Heaven
Where the charming roses bloom forever
Written by: Albert Edward Brumley (October 29, 1905 – November 15, 1977) was an American shape note music composer and publisher, prolific in the genre of southern gospel.
Albert Brumley wrote "If We Never Meet Again" during WWII when young men he knew would go off to fight and never return. During those years it became a comfort for families who lost loved ones in the war.
Brumley attended the Hartford Musical Institute in Hartford, Arkansas, and sang with the Hartford Quartet. He went on to teach at singing schools in the Ozarks, and lived most of his life in Powell, Missouri. He recorded "I’ll Fly Away" (one of his most popular songs) in 1931. He worked for 34 years a staff writer for the Hartford and Stamps/Baxter publishing companies, then founded the Albert E. Brumley & Sons Music Company and Country Gentlemen Music, and bought the Hartford Music Company. He wrote over 800 Gospel and other songs during his life; the Country Song Writers Hall of Fame inducted him in 1970.