Inductees Archive

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Samuel W. Beazley

Samuel W. Beazley was born in Sparta, Virginia in 1973.  He was a music scholar and taught music at Shenandoah College for five years.  Samuel W. Beazley composed over 4,000 gospel songs during his lifetime. Some of his most well known works are “Jesus Paid It All”, “Crossing The Bar”, and “The Great Redeemer”.  Samuel W. Beazley maintained a successful publishing business in Chicago, Illinois.  It was there that he died on September 16, 1944.

 

Induction Year

1992

 

Birthplace

Sparta, VA

 

Significant Songs

  • “Jesus Paid It All”
  • “The Great Redeemer”
  • “Crossing the Bar”

 

Video

Ivan Parker singing “Jesus Paid It All” for Bill and Gloria Gaither’s Homecoming

 

Kristian Stanfill playing another version of “Jesus Paid It All”