Tillit S. Teddlie
Tillit Sidney Teddlie was born June 3, 1885 in Swan Texas, a small community just south of Tyler, Texas. He was raised on the farm where they grew acres of strawberries. By his own admission, “I was just a wild teenager.” In 1902 at the age of seventeen and after being away from home for a period, he came back one Sunday. Tillit said, “I heard them singing in church, went home to wash my hair, wrapped a handkerchief around the pistol in my hip pocket and went forward at the invitation to be baptized. The next morning he hides the pistol in their attic never to be seen again.
Tillit S. Teddlie grew up surrounded by a singing family. By 1904, he begins a long career in the writing of Gospel Songs and teaching singing schools. In 1923, he begins an additional life-long career of preaching the Gospel for churches of Christ, mostly in Texas.
On June 2, 1985, to celebrate his upcoming 100th birthday, he was honored by more than 630 churches of Christ, proclaiming Teddlie Day, and sung his songs in worship. President Ronald Reagan and Nancy sent him a telegram and Texas senator Phil Graham gave him a flag, which had flown over the White House. The Texas House of Representatives adopted resolution #487 in Teddlie’s honor for his exemplary citizenship and the many years of church service. A remarkable tribute for this humble servant of God!
Tillit S. Teddlie’s life came to an end August 17, 1987 at the age of 102! Mr. Teddlie’s contribution to our hymnology has long been recognized. We continue this recognition through the release of this collection of His songs.
This collection of songs by Tillit S. Teddlie contains 106 hymns written in part by Mr. Teddlie or where he wrote both words and music. Each song is presented in high-resolution Power Point slides for projection with music and words, plus a PDF of the full song suitable for printing. Additionally, we have provided an MP3 midi playback of each song to help learn them.
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