Lydia Baxter

Lydia Baxter (née, Odell; September 2, 1809 – January 23, 1874) was an American poet and hymnwriter. She is chiefly remembered as the author of "The Gate Ajar for Me" and other Sunday school hymns, which became widely known and very popular. This song in particular, and some events associated with it, influenced Ira D. Sankey, American gospel singer and composer, to write his first hymn.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 2, 1809 (Petersburgh), Died January 23, 1874 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13600 10-in. 7/17/1913 The precious name Trinity Choir Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-18599 12-in. 11/6/1916 Gospel songs no. 3 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77269 10-in. 8/17/1917 Take the name of Jesus with you Henry Burr ; James Hall Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81837 10-in. 6/19/1924 Take the name of Jesus with you Mrs. William Asher ; Homer A. Rodeheaver Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh 8692 10-in. Aug. 26, 1924 Take the name of Jesus with you J. Douglas Swagerty ; Mrs. J. Douglas Swagerty Female-male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
OKeh W402518 10-in. 7/10/1929 Take the name of Jesus with you Keith Pooser ; Merritt Smith Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), cello, and piano lyricist  
Brunswick E30169 10-in. 6/20/1929 Precious name Old Southern Sacred Singers Male vocal quartet, with organ lyricist  
Brunswick E22932-E22933 10-in. 5/4/1927 Take the name of Jesus with you Old Southern Sacred Singers Male vocal quartet, with organ lyricist  
Edison 6684 10-in. 3/24/1919 St. John 14: 1-3, 25-27 Calvary Choir ; Rev. William H. Morgan Sermon, with vocal chorus lyricist  
Edison 10352 10-in. 5/4/1925 Revelation 21: 21 to 26 S. Parkes Cadman ; Metropolitan Quartet Sermon, with mixed vocal quartet and orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baxter, Lydia," accessed July 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107336.

Baxter, Lydia. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107336.

"Baxter, Lydia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107336

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