Eugene Monroe Bartlett (December 24, 1884 - January 25, 1941)

Sometimes credited as E M Bartlett


Eugene Monroe Bartlett was a noted songwriter of hymns and Southern Gospel songs. By his early 20s, he was traveling teaching singing schools. In 1918, he became a founding partner in the Hartford Music Company in Hartford, Arkansas. Like many music publishers of the day, Hartford began sponsoring traveling quartets who in turn promoted their songbooks.

In 1926, Albert E Brumley joined the company and Bartlett served as his mentor.

In his career, Bartlett wrote a number of songs that are now Southern Gospel standards including "Everybody Will Be Happy Over There,"Camping In Canaanland," and "Just a Little While." Bartlett also wrote the occasional novelty song, including “Take An Old Cold Tater And Wait” (later popularized by Little Jimmy Dickens). His best-known work was one of the last songs he wrote, the classic hymn “Victory In Jesus.” It was written after Bartlett suffered a stroke in 1939 that left him partially paralyzed, just two years prior to his death in 1941.

Bartlett’s name was added to the GMA Hall Of Fame in 1973 and to the SGMA Hall Of Fame in 2000.


GMA Hall Of Fame (1973)
SGMA Hall Of Fame (2000)

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

Everybody Will Be Happy
Jesus Opened Up The Way
Just A Little While
There'll Be Shouting
Victory In Jesus
Who Is That

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