Charles King Langley (1852-1904) was born in Marysville, Ohio. The family moved to Chariton County, Missouri, when he was young. He became active as a music teacher and composer in the region, but died of typhoid fever in Stuttgart, Arkansas. His compositions were hymns and secular songs. With R. H. Randall, he published “Bethel chimes: a collection of new songs for the Sabbath school, church, and home.”
All are mixed chorus unless noted; some contain divisi.