1856–1932

Au­gust 18, 1856, Wil­ton, Io­wa.

Sep­tem­ber 15, 1932, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia, at the home of his son Charles Jr.

Gabriel’s ashes were in­terred at the Cha­pel of the Pines, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia.

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Charles was the son of Isaac New­ton Gab­ri­el and Cle­o­pa­tra Cot­ton. He mar­ried twice, to Fran­cil­la I. Wood­house Cool­ing (1876) and Amel­ia Moore (1889).

Growing up on an Io­wa farm, he taught him­self to play the fam­i­ly’s reed or­gan. He be­gan teach­ing in sing­ing schools by age 16, and be­came a well known teach­er and com­pos­er.

He served as mu­sic director at Grace Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church, San Fran­cis­co, Cal­i­fornia (1890–92), then moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. In 1912, he be­gan work­ing with Ho­mer Ro­de­hea­ver’s pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny.

He ed­it­ed some 43 song books, 7 men’s chor­us books, 19 an­them col­lec­tions, and 23 can­ta­tas. His works inc­lude:

  1. Abide with Me
  2. All Hail, Thou Son of Da­vid!
  3. Armies of God, The
  4. All Things Are Rea­dy
  5. Awakening Chor­us
  6. Behold How the Fields Are Wav­ing
  7. Beside Blue Gal­i­lee
  8. Calling the Pro­di­gal
  9. Cause Is Right, The
  10. Cling to the Faith of Our Fath­ers
  11. Easter Bells
  12. Great Glad Day, The
  13. Growing Dear­er Each Day
  14. Harvest Song
  15. He Is So Pre­cious to Me
  16. He Leads Me Still
  17. Hear the Sweet Voice
  18. Hide Me, Oh, My Sav­ior!
  19. His Grace Is Suf­fi­cient for Me
  20. Hold Up the Grand Old Bi­ble
  21. I Can­not Tell How Pre­cious
  22. I Nev­er Will Cease to Love Him
  23. I Stand Am­azed in the Pre­sence
  24. I Want to Be More Like Je­sus
  25. I Will Not For­get Thee
  26. Jesus, Bless­èd Je­sus
  27. Keep Your Heart Sing­ing
  28. Marching in His Name
  29. More Abun­dant­ly
  30. More Like the Mas­ter
  31. More Than a Friend To Me
  32. Morning Will Come
  33. My Cleans­ing
  34. Slighted Stran­ger, The
  35. O That Will Be Glo­ry
  36. Oh, It Is Won­der­ful
  37. On to the Front!
  38. Over in the Glo­ry-Land
  39. Praise His Name For­ev­er
  40. Reapers Are Need­ed
  41. Receive My Cry
  42. Rejoice! Re­joice!
  43. Safest Way, The
  44. Secret Pray­er
  45. Send the Light
  46. Some Glad Morn­ing
  47. Song of Old, The
  48. Song of Vic­to­ry, A
  49. Story Nev­er Old, The
  50. Stranger, The
  51. Sunshine and Rain
  52. There’ll Be Mu­sic in Hea­ven
  53. To the Har­vest Field
  54. We Shall Be Like Him
  55. We’ll Shout and Sing, Make Hea­ven Ring
  56. What a Friend Is Je­sus
  57. What a Sav­ior!
  58. What Will It Be?
  59. When I Go Home
  60. When We Get Home
  61. Where the Cross Is Lead­ing
  62. Wonderful St­ory, The
  1. Adowa
  2. All Hail to Thee, Im­man­u­el!
  3. All-in-All, The
  4. Americus
  5. Are You Rea­dy for the Com­ing?
  6. Are You Win­ning Souls?
  7. Arles
  8. Ashford
  9. Aspinwall
  10. As a Vol­un­teer
  11. Avondale
  12. Banner of the Cross, The
  13. Be a Gold­en Sun­beam
  14. Be Not Afraid
  15. Be with Us Still
  16. Beautiful Sun­shine
  17. Because I Love Je­sus
  18. Birdstown
  19. Blood of the Cru­ci­fied One, The
  20. Book My Moth­er Read, The
  21. Brazoria
  22. Breath of the Spir­it, The
  23. Brighten the Cor­ner Where You Are
  24. Call of the Christ, The
  25. Calling Thee
  26. Carry Your Cross with a Smile
  27. Chiang Mai
  28. Chios
  29. Choosing the Hill Coun­try
  30. Christ Shall Be King
  31. Comfort
  32. Coming Home to Thee
  33. Countless Mer­cies
  34. Dear Lit­tle Stran­ger
  35. Deborah
  36. Destin
  37. Don’t For­get to Pray
  38. Easter Bells Are Peal­ing
  39. Erskine
  40. Evening Pray­er, An
  41. Faith, Hope and Love
  42. Fields Are White, The
  43. Florissant
  44. Freely, Free­ly, Free­ly
  45. Friendship of Je­sus, The
  46. Gabriel
  47. Gad
  48. Gather the Grain
  49. Get Right with God
  50. Give of Your Sun­shine
  51. Glory to God
  52. Go Forth
  53. Go to the Deeps of God’s Prom­ise
  54. Good Shep­herd, The
  55. Guide Me
  56. Hanford
  57. Hasten, Loy­al Mor­tals
  58. He Is Mine, I Am His
  59. He Is Wait­ing for Your An­swer
  60. He Lead­eth Me
  61. He Prom­ised to Keep Me
  62. He Sup­pli­eth All of My Need
  63. Heavenly Vi­sion, The
  64. He’ll Walk with Me All the Way
  65. Help Some­bo­dy To­day
  66. Here Am I, Send Me
  67. Higher Ground
  68. His Eye Is on the Spar­row
  69. Hoffman
  70. Hold Fast
  71. Hold Up the Grand Old Bi­ble
  72. Holy Sab­bath
  73. Hosanna! Ho­san­na!
  74. Homeward Bound
  75. How Can I Serve Thee Best?
  76. Huelva
  77. I Come to Thee
  78. I Need Je­sus
  79. I Would Be a Lit­tle Sun­beam
  80. I Would Be Like Thee
  81. If You Will
  82. I’ll Be a Voice
  83. In Lov­ing-Kind­ness Je­sus Came
  84. In Thy Ho­ly Keep­ing
  85. It Is Je­sus
  86. It Nev­er Shall Pass Away
  87. Jefferson Ci­ty
  88. Jesus Loves Us
  89. Jesus Passed Through Jer­i­cho
  90. Jesus, Rose of Shar­on
  91. Jesus, the Help­er
  92. Joy-Bells
  93. Just a Lit­tle
  94. Just as He Prom­ised To Do
  95. Just Ask Him in to Stay
  96. Kathrine
  97. Kawaiaha‘o
  98. Keep on Be­liev­ing
  99. Kiawah
  100. Kindly Light Is Lead­ing, The
  101. Knowhead
  102. Land of the Un­set­ting Sun
  103. Lansing
  104. Leaving All to Fol­low Je­sus
  105. Led by the Star
  106. Less of Self and More of Je­sus
  107. Let the Joy Ov­er­flow
  108. Let the Sun­shine In
  109. Like Dews of the Morn­ing
  110. Little Hu­man Kin­dness, A
  111. Little Sun­beams
  112. Little While to Wait, A
  113. Lord, Is It I?
  114. Lost in Sight of the Har­bor
  115. Love Led Him to Cal­va­ry
  116. Loyal and True
  117. Loyalty un­to Christ
  118. Lucile
  119. Make Him Known
  120. Make Some­bo­dy Hap­py Today
  121. Marching Up the Nar­row Way
  122. Matchless Love
  123. Mato Gros­so
  124. Message of Glad­ness, The
  125. Miami
  126. Mighty Vic­tor, A
  127. Music of the Soul, The
  128. My Father Knows My Need
  129. My Father Leads Me
  130. My Father Watch­es ov­er Me
  131. My On­ly Plea
  132. Não Tar­da­rá a Vo­lta do Sen­hor
  133. Nilus
  134. Nims Lake
  135. No Other Sto­ry
  136. Nobody Like Je­sus
  137. Nobody Told Me of Je­sus
  138. Nova Sco­tia
  139. Nummela
  140. O Land of God
  141. O Love of Christ
  142. O’er the Hills of Old Ju­dea
  143. Only in Thee
  144. Onward, Ev­er On­ward!
  145. Ordu
  146. Others
  147. Our Gifts to Je­sus
  148. Our Land for Christ
  149. Our Watch­word
  150. Over All
  151. Over and Ov­er Again (Arm­strong)
  152. Over and Ov­er Again (Grein­er)
  153. Peace, Be Still
  154. Pentecostal Pow­er
  155. Posadas
  156. Power of the Ho­ly Ghost, The
  157. Pray, Pray
  158. Pressly
  159. Precious to Me
  160. Rainbow on the Cloud, A
  161. Records
  162. Reflect the Christ
  163. Roanoke
  164. Sail On!
  165. Santa Mon­i­ca
  166. Sarah
  167. Send the Pow­er Again
  168. Since Je­sus Came into My Heart
  169. Sing Away the Sha­dows
  170. Singing, Speak­ing, Pray­ing
  171. Sinner Made Whole, A
  172. Sinner Saved by Grace, A
  173. Some Bright Morn­ing
  174. Some Day
  175. Someone Is Look­ing to You
  176. Something to Be Done
  177. Song and the Star, The
  178. Spokane
  179. Still Small Voice, The
  180. Still Un­de­cid­ed
  181. Sunlight All the Way
  182. Sunshine on the Hill
  183. Sweeten Your Deeds with Love
  184. Tacoma
  185. Take Wings to Thy Soul
  186. There Is a Lamp Whose Stea­dy Light
  187. There Is Glo­ry in My Soul
  188. There Is Shel­ter at the Cross
  189. Thy Bound­less Love
  190. Thy King­dom Come
  191. Under the Cross of Je­sus
  192. Up and On­ward
  193. Volunteers for Ser­vice
  194. Walking and Talk­ing with Je­sus
  195. Watching for the Morn­ing
  196. Wave the Ban­ners
  197. Way of the Cross
  198. We Are Lit­tle Sol­diers
  199. We Thank Thee, Our Fath­er
  200. Wear a Smile for Je­sus
  201. What a Change
  202. When I Go Home
  203. When I Look in His Face
  204. When I Shall Fall Asleep
  205. Where the Gates Swing Out­ward Nev­er
  206. Whom Hav­ing Not Seen, I Love
  207. Why Do I Love Je­sus?
  208. Why I Sing
  209. Will the Circ­le Be Un­brok­en?
  210. Win Them One by One
  211. Wonderful Christ­mas Sto­ry, The
  212. Wonderful Je­sus, The
  213. Wonderful Sav­ior, The