"The Gospel Tide" Songbook

Collection ID

PBK.003093

Type

Printed Book

Date

1939

Geography

United States

Language

English

Medium

Paper

Dimensions

7.7 × 5.4 × .4 in. (19.6 × 13.6 × 1.1 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


The Gospel Tide Hour was a popular religious radio program founded in 1946 by Rev. Charlie Byers and based out of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. This songbook inspired the program’s name. Byers was one of many ministers in the mid-twentieth century who embraced mass media to reach new audiences. Like other religious programs, The Gospel Tide Hour featured a mixture of sermons, Bible lessons, and gospel music, helping to usher in a new era of mass ministry that fundamentally changed the way people heard the Bible. Byers and his team frequently sang the hymn, “Let the Gospel Tide Roll In,” printed in this songbook, during their broadcasts.

Printed in 1939 by Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Company, Dallas, Texas. Acquired before 2018 by Brushangels, LLC, bookdealer, Montana; Purchased in 2018 by The Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Donated in 2019 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

description

The Gospel Tide Hour was a popular religious radio program founded in 1946 by Rev. Charlie Byers and based out of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. This songbook inspired the program’s name. Byers was one of many ministers in the mid-twentieth century who embraced mass media to reach new audiences. Like other religious programs, The Gospel Tide Hour featured a mixture of sermons, Bible lessons, and gospel music, helping to usher in a new era of mass ministry that fundamentally changed the way people heard the Bible. Byers and his team frequently sang the hymn, “Let the Gospel Tide Roll In,” printed in this songbook, during their broadcasts.


provenance

Printed in 1939 by Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Company, Dallas, Texas. Acquired before 2018 by Brushangels, LLC, bookdealer, Montana; Purchased in 2018 by The Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Donated in 2019 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.


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