Born: January 8, 1874, Athens County, Ohio.
Died: February 21, 1950, Anderson, Indiana.
Buried: Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Indiana.
Naylor was a Church of God minister for 13 years before a tent pole fell on his back during an evangelism campaign in Florida, injuring his spine and kidney.
A year later he was in a bus accident that made him an invalid for the next four decades.
In addition to hymns, Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, and columns in the Gospel Trumpet.