R. E. Winsett

R. E. Winsett
Short Name: R. E. Winsett
Full Name: Winsett, R. E. (Robert Emmett), 1876-1952
Birth Year: 1876
Death Year: 1952

Robert Emmett Winsett (January 15, 1876 — June 26, 1952 (aged 76) was an American composer and publisher of Gospel music.

Winsett was born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and graduated from the Bowman Normal School of Music in 1899.

He founded his own publishing company in 1903, and his first publication, Winsett's Favorite Songs, quickly became popular among the Baptist and Pentecostal churches of the American South. Pentecostal Power followed in 1907; that year Winsett completed postgraduate work at a conservatory.

He married Birdie Harris in 1908, and had three sons and two daughters with her. He settled in Fort Smith, Arkansas, continuing to compose gospel songs, of which he would write over 1,000 in total. He became a minister in 1923, and was affiliated with the Church of God (Seventh Day).

Birdie Harris died late in the 1920s, and shortly thereafter Winsett moved back to Tennessee. He founded a new company in Chattanooga, and published more shape note music books. He remarried, to Mary Ruth Edmonton, in 1930, and had three further children.

Winsett's final publication, Best of All (1951), sold over 1 million copies, and in total his books sold over ten million copies. His song "Jesus Is Coming Soon" won a Dove Award for Gospel Song of the Year at the 1969 awards. He has been inducted into the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame.


Texts by R. E. Winsett (206)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A certain man of whom we readR. E. W. (Arranger)English2
A wonderful Friend is my Savior and KingR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
All is right with me now, Jesus washed my sins awayR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
I've been washed whiter than snow, In the blood of the LambR. E. Winsett (Author)English4
All you sinners, plumb the lineR. E. W. (Arranger)English1
Are you ready for the coming of the Lord from heaven?R. E. Winsett (Author)English3
As you travel the road, to your future abodeR. E. Winsett (Author)English2
At the crowning of the kingdom, when the saints are gathered inR. E. W. (Author)English2
Blessed Jesus sought and found meR. E. Winsett (Author)English2
Blow ye the trumpet, all ye Zion's hostR. E. Winsett (Author)English17
Brother and sister, look up toward the skyR. E. Winsett (Author)3
Built on the rock, without spot or wrinkleR. E. Winsett (Author)English10
Christ went a city to prepareR. E. Winsett (Author)English2
Christians, awake, see the light has comeR. E. Winsett (Author)English12
Christians, the Lord says, forward go to the harvestR. E. W. (Author)English11
Come from the loathsome way of sinR. E. W. (Author (4, 5, 6 verses))English8
Come, unto the SaviorR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Dear friends, I soon will be going homeR. E. W. (Author)English3
Dear Jesus all my sins forgaveR. E. Winsett (Author)English16
God is my everlasting stayR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Goodbye dear one, goodbyeR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Have you given up all for Jesus?R. E. W. (Author)English6
Hear the invitation, to every nationR. E. Winsett (Author)English4
Here in this world of sorrowR. E. Winsett (Author)3
Here we have many trials and tribulationsR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Here we have many trials and troubles each dayR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Hold me by thy handR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Holy Lord, Almighty KingR. E. Winsett (Author)2
How I long to meet my SaviorR. E. Winsett (Author)English5
How sad, indeed, are all life's partingsR. E. W. (Author)English6
How well do I remember, How Jesus brought me throughR. E. Winsett (Arranger)English1
I am a poor wayfaring strangerR. E. W. (Arranger)English4
I am bound for that bright cityR. E. Winsett (Author)English23
I am going home to glory to that city brightR. E. Winsett (Author)2
I am going to that city, Where with loved ones I shall dwellR. E. W. (Author)English3
I am leaning on theeR. E. Winsett (Author)2
I am longing for the dawning of the bright and happy dayR. E. Winsett (Author)English8
I am now a child of God, I've been washed in Jesus' bloodR. E. W. (Arranger)English8
I am resting, sweetly resting (Winsett)R. E. Winsett (Author)2
I am traveling in the pathway, which our fathers trodR. E. W. (Author)English5
I am waiting for my Savior (Winsett)R. E. Winsett (Author)2
I care not today what the morrow may bringRobert E. Winsett (Author (st. 4))English13
I dreamed that the great judgment morningR. E. Winsett (Author)English5
I have a friend in Jesus, one who caresR. E. Winsett (Author)2
I have found the Savior precious, and He's all in all to meR. E. Winsett (Author (Vs. 5))English2
I have heard the mesage of the Lord todayR. E. Winsett (Author)2
I have known a life of sorrowR. E. W. (Arranger)English11
I know the Lord is coming soonR. E. Winsett (Author)3
I live the overcomers' lifeR. E. Winsett (Author)2
I love the blessed sunshineR. E. Winsett (Author)English6
I once was a stranger to grace and to God (Winsett)R. E. Winsett (Author)English2
I once was lost but now am [I'm] foundR. E. W. (Author)English9
I remember how my Savior died for meR. E. Winsett (Author)English8
I soon shall go before the judgment barR. E. Winsett (Author)English6
I soon will cross the chilly tideR. E. W. (Author)English3
I will follow Jesus, bless His nameR. E. Winsett (Author)English12
I will trust Jesus, [my] wonderful SaviorR. E. W. (Author (last verse))English1
I'd rather have Jesus, Because He died for meR. E. W. (Author)English3
If you are working to win the prizeR. E. W. (Author)English8
If you need a friend to help you as you travel on life's roadR. E. W. (Author)English3
I'll be ready to go when the Bridegroom comesR. E. W. (Author)English13
I'll see my Savior face to faceR. E. Winsett (Author)English2
I'm glad I have salvation in my heartR. E. Winsett (Author)English8
I'm going home to glory in the good old fashion wayR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
I'm going home to glory soonR. E. W. (Author)English3
In darkness once I groped alongR. E. Winsett (Author)4
In psalms, hymns and spiritual songsR. E. Winsett (Author)2
In sorrow and in sin was IR. E. Winsett (Author)English7
In the great triumphant morning When we hear the Bridegroom cryR. E. W. (Author)English39
In the resurrection morning, When the trump of God shall soundR. E. W. (Author (4th verse))English8
In the resurrection morning we shall see our blessed KingR. E. Winsett (Author)English8
I've been cleansed from every sinR. E. W. (Author)English5
Jesus! and shall it ever be? A mortal man ashamed of theeR. E. W. (Arranger)English1
Jesus, help me lead someoneR. E. Winsett (Author)English7
Jesus keeps us day by dayR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
Jesus, my blest Redeemer, Draw me to Thy dear sideR. E. Winsett (Author)English6
Jesus, my dear Savior, now is dwellingR. E. Winsett (Author)5
Jesus said of children, suffer them to comeR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Just at the close of the Mosaic ageR. E. W. (Arranger)English1
Keep my soul, dear Lord, each dayR. E. Winsett (Author)7
Let the sunshine of God's love (Winsett)R. E. Winsett (Author)4
Life's setting sun is in the westR. E. Winsett (Author)English8
Lift me up above the shadowsR. E. W. (Author (4th v.))English11
Like a ship on stormy seaR. E. Winsett (Author)3
Lo, the harvest fields are white, O who will gladly go?R. E. W. (Author)English2
Lord, we tarry for the powerR. E. Winsett (Author)English4
Many here seek for landR. E. Winsett (Author)3
Many souls are now rejoicingR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
Many weary hearts are aching in the world todayR. E. W. (Author (last verse))English2
Many years have come and goneR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Mother dear, I now must leave youR. E. Winsett (Author)3
Move forward, Christian soldiersR. E. W. (Author (vs. 4))English1
No one has loved me like JesusR. E. W. (Author)English2
Now the time is drawing nearR. E. Winsett (Author)5
Now time is so swiftly passing byR. E. Winsett (Author)2
O come, Holy Spirit, come into my heartR. E. Winsett (Author)2
O how glad I am to know himR. E. Winsett (Author)2
How sweet are the tidings that greet the pilgrim's earR. E. W. (Arranger)English1
O how sweet to know that Jesus (Winsett)R. E. Winsett (Author)3
O I love my blessed Lord, Love to search His precious wordR. E. W. (Author)English2
O I want to walk in the heavenly wayR. E. Winsett (Author)2
O, it was the love of God that found and brought me safe thus farR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
O Jesus, we are childrenR. E. Winsett (Author)2
O let your heart not troubled beR. E. Winsett (Author)English7
O prodigal child, why longer roamR. E. Winsett (Author)English4
O Savior, hear my humble pleaR. E. Winsett (Author)3
O sin sick one, come and be healedR. E. Winsett (Author)English5
O sinner, why wander in darkness and sinR. E. Winsett (Author)2
O soon will our Savior be calling us homewardWinsett (Author)English2
O the joy we shall know when to heaven we goR. E. Winsett (Author)English2
O the pearly gates stand openR. E. Winsett (Author)2
O the triumph of the soul that's redeemed from every woeR. E. W. (Author)English2
O what a wondrous exchange I have madeR. E. Winsett (Author)English2
Often my footsteps, while treading life's pathwayR. E. Winsett (Author)2
O when I first heard of the people who claimR. E. W. (Arranger)1
On a lonely mountain, neath the sky's blueR. E. Winsett (Author)2
On the resurrection morning (Raney)R. E. W. (Arranger)English2
On the resurrection morning, When you hear the trumpet's warningR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
Once a girl stood on the cornerR. E. Winsett (Author)English5
Once I wandered in darkness unsavedR. E. W. (Author (stanza 4))English5
Once my soul was astray from the heavenly wayR. E. W. (Author)English1
Only a tramp was Lazarus' fateR. E. W. (Arranger)1
Onward, time doth swiftly flyR. E. W. (Author)English3
Our Lord shall come to earth againR. E. Winsett (Author)English2
Our Savior promised to returnR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Over yonder is a mansion, Christ prepared for meR. E. Winsett (Author (vs. 4))English2
Rouse ye now, ye soldiers, of the cross, ariseR. E. W. (Author (v. 4))English1
Savior, lead me by Thy handR. E. Winsett (Author)English8
See the Master standing, callingR. E. W. (Author (Refrain))English2
Send the news everywhereR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Shall we meet again, dear motherR. E. Winsett (Author)English4
Since baptized by Holy Ghost and fireR. E. W. (Author)English7
Since Christ my heart hath cleansed from sinR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Since Christ my soul from sin set freeR. E. W. (Author (vs. 4))English1
Since the dear Savior redeemed meR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Since the Lord made me wholeR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Sinner, come to the fountain of life flowing freeR. E. Winsett (Author)English12
Sinner, turn, why will you lingerR. E. W. (Author)English12
Sinners, now wandering in darknessR. E. W. (Author)English2
So long I wandered in darkness, and in pathways of sinR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
Some have never heard the storyR. E. W. (Author (Refrain))English1
Soon all the labors of life will be overR. E. W. (Author)English3
Soon our troubles here will endR. E. Winsett (Author)English4
Soon, so soon the night will pass, eternal day will dawn at lastR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
Soon the King of kings shall descend from heavenR. E. W. (Author)English4
Soon the Lord will come and will take us homeR. E. W. (Author)English5
Soon the time will come, dear brother, to reward the faithful fewR. E. W. (Author)English7
Soon will the Bridegroom come to take us homeR. E. W. (Author)English4
The blood of the Lamb covers every sinR. E. W. (Author)English14
The desert shall bloom as a roseR. E. W. (Author)English3
The gospel train is now passing alongR. E. Winsett (Author)2
The Lord is calling laborersR. E. Winsett (Author)2
The Lord shall be the hope of His peopleR. E. Winsett (Author)English5
The time for parting now has come, What sadness fills each heartR. E. Winsett (Author)English6
The time is swiftly passing onwardR. E. W. (Author)English9
The voice of the Savior is calling todayR. E. W. (Author)English10
There are souls in sin which we fail to winR. E. W. (Author (4th verse))English2
There is a happy land, Far, far awayR. E. W. (Arranger)English1
There is a land of pure delight (Winsett)R. E. Winsett (Author)1
There is a precious volume all finger worn and oldR. E. W. (Arranger)English1
There is coming a day when to judgment we'll goR. E. Winsett (Author)English23
There is wonder working power in the precious bloodR. E. Winsett (Author)English19
There's a beautiful home in that city bright and fairR. E. Winsett (Author)English7
There's a home of shining gloryR. E. Winsett (Author)2
There's a land beyond the sky (Winsett)R. E. Winsett (Author)2
There's a vacant rocking chair now by the firesideR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
There's nothing satisfies my soul, but JesusR. E. Winsett (Author)2
They come from the east and west, they come from the lands afarR. E. Winsett (Author (stanza 5))English2
This world holds nothing but trouble for meR. E. W. (Author)English2
Though hard the pathway the saints must trodR. E. Winsett (Author)3
Though the world be sad and drearyR. E. Winsett (Author)2
'Tis God's dear hand that's leading meR. E. Winsett (Author)2
To a far distant land went a prodigal sonR. E. Winsett (Author)1
Troublesome times are here, filling men's hearts with fearR. E. Winsett (Author)English8
Walk close to Jesus, He is your FriendR. E. W. (Author)English2
We are busy reaping in the master's field todayR. E. Winsett (Author)English4
We are heirs with the King, Glory to His holy nameR. E. W. (Author)English2
We are pilgrims on life's journey, Traveling to a home beyondR. E. Winsett (Author)English6
We are waiting for a blessingR. E. Winsett (Author)English10
We are waiting for our SaviorR. E. Winsett (Author)English2
We are waiting for the Promise of the FatherR. E. W. (Author)English2
We have often heard the storyR. E. Winsett (Author)English4
We read of scribes and phariseesR. E. W. (Author (last 2 stanzas))English1
We shall never part up yonderR. E. Winsett (Author)2
We will sing hosannasR. E. Winsett (Author)2
Weary one as you travel over life's lonesome roadR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
We'll all be gone tomorrowR. E. W. (Author)English2
We're looking for His coming, in the clouds of heavenR. E. Winsett (Author)English24
We've often heard how Jesus came upon this earth to dieR. E. Winsett (Author)English8
What a meeting up in heavenR. E. Winsett (Author)2
What wondrous love of God on highR. E. Winsett (Author)English6
Whate'er we sow that we shall reapR. E. W. (Author)English14
When Jesus comes to earth again, He'll bring with HimR. E. Winsett (Author)English2
When lost in darkness and in sinR. E. Winsett (Author)English9
When our pilgrimage is o'er (Winsett)R. E. Winsett (Author)4
When the days are dreary I can not be movedR. E. W. (Author)English3
When the evening shadows gather, and the long day's work is doneR. E. Winsett (Author)English2
When the King of all kings shall descendR. E. Winsett (Author)2
When the sun refuses to shineR. E. W. (Author)English21
When the trump of God shall sound and time shall be no moreR. E. Winsett (Author)English4
When we go to meet the BridegroomR. E. Winsett (Author)English4
Where, O where, my dear brother, is the old-time religionR. E. W. (Author)English2
Why should we be piningR. E. Winsett (Author)3
Yes I want to hear blessed Jesus then sayR. E. Winsett (Author)2
You may have friends in businessR. E. Winsett (Author)English3
Your songs are recorded in HeavenR. E. W. (Author)English2

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