Doc McKinley Shanks

Doc McKinley Shanks – Hymn Musician

Doc M. Shanks

Doc M. Shanks

Born: October 3, 1869, Virginia.
Died: August 7, 1973.
Buried: Huffville, Virginia.

Shanks, who lost an arm in a saw­mill ac­ci­dent, lived in Floyd, Vir­gin­ia.


  • My Mother’s Old Bi­ble Is True (© 1928)


  • Do It for Je­sus Today (© 1928)
  • He Abides

4 thoughts on “Doc McKinley Shanks

  1. What else is known about Doc M. Shanks? What was the inspiration for his hymn “My Mother’s Old Bible is True”?


  2. Pingback: Birds in Hymns – He Abides « Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus

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