1856-1932
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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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Growing up on an Iowa farm, Gabriel 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. His 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. Behold How the Fields Are Waving
  6. Beside Blue Galilee
  7. Calling the Prodigal
  8. Cause Is Right, The
  9. Cling to the Faith of Our Fathers
  10. Easter Bells
  11. Great Glad Day, The
  12. Growing Dearer Each Day
  13. He Is So Precious to Me
  14. Hear the Sweet Voice
  15. Hide Me, Oh, My Savior!
  16. His Grace Is Sufficient for Me
  17. Hold Up the Grand Old Bible
  18. I Cannot Tell How Precious
  19. I Never Will Cease to Love Him
  20. I Stand Amazed in the Presence
  21. I Will Not Forget Thee
  22. Jesus, Blessèd Jesus
  23. Keep Your Heart Singing
  24. More Abundantly
  25. More Like the Master
  26. More Than a Friend To Me
  27. Morning Will Come
  28. My Cleansing
  29. Slighted Stranger, The
  30. O That Will Be Glory
  31. Oh, It Is Wonderful
  32. On to the Front!
  33. Over in the Glory-Land
  34. Praise His Name Forever
  35. Reapers Are Needed
  36. Receive My Cry
  37. Rejoice! Rejoice!
  38. Safest Way, The
  39. Secret Prayer
  40. Send the Light
  41. Some Glad Morning
  42. Song of Old, The
  43. Story Never Old, The
  44. Stranger, The
  45. Sunshine and Rain
  46. There’ll Be Music in Heaven
  47. We Shall Be Like Him
  48. We’ll Shout and Sing, Make Heaven Ring
  49. What a Friend Is Jesus
  50. What a Savior!
  51. What Will It Be?
  52. When I Go Home
  53. When We Get Home
  54. Where the Cross Is Leading
  55. 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. Aspinwall
  9. As a Volunteer
  10. Avondale
  11. Awakening Chorus
  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. Chios
  28. Choosing the Hill Country
  29. Christ Shall Be King
  30. Comfort
  31. Coming Home to Thee
  32. Countless Mercies
  33. Dear Little Stranger
  34. Deborah
  35. Destin
  36. Don’t Forget to Pray
  37. Easter Bells Are Pealing
  38. Erskine
  39. Evening Prayer, An
  40. Faith, Hope and Love
  41. Fields Are White, The
  42. Florissant
  43. Freely, Freely, Freely
  44. Friendship of Jesus, The
  45. Gabriel
  46. Gad
  47. Gather the Grain
  48. Get Right with God
  49. Give of Your Sunshine
  50. Glory to God
  51. Go Forth
  52. Go to the Deeps of God’s Promise
  53. Good Shepherd, The
  54. Guide Me
  55. Hanford
  56. Hasten, Loyal Mortals
  57. He Is Mine, I Am His
  58. He Is Waiting for Your Answer
  59. He Leadeth Me
  60. He Promised to Keep Me
  61. He Supplieth All of My Need
  62. Heavenly Vision, The
  63. He’ll Walk with Me All the Way
  64. Help Somebody Today
  65. Here Am I, Send Me
  66. Higher Ground
  67. His Eye Is on the Sparrow
  68. Hoffman
  69. Hold Fast
  70. Hold Up the Grand Old Bible
  71. Holy Sabbath
  72. Hosanna! Hosanna!
  73. Homeward Bound
  74. How Can I Serve Thee Best?
  75. I Come to Thee
  76. I Need Jesus
  77. I Would Be a Little Sunbeam
  78. If You Will
  79. I’ll Be a Voice
  80. In Loving-Kindness Jesus Came
  81. In Thy Holy Keeping
  82. It Is Jesus
  83. Jesus Loves Us
  84. Jesus Passed Through Jericho
  85. Jesus, Rose of Sharon
  86. Jesus, the Helper
  87. Joy-Bells
  88. Just a Little
  89. Just as He Promised To Do
  90. Just Ask Him in to Stay
  91. Kathrine
  92. Kawaiaha‘o
  93. Kiawah
  94. Kindly Light Is Leading, The
  95. Knowhead
  96. Land of the Unsetting Sun
  97. Lansing
  98. Leaving All to Follow Jesus
  99. Led by the Star
  100. Less of Self and More of Jesus
  101. Let the Joy Overflow
  102. Let the Sunshine In
  103. Like Dews of the Morning
  104. Little Human Kindness, A
  105. Little Sunbeams
  106. Little While to Wait, A
  107. Lord, Is It I?
  108. Love Led Him to Calvary
  109. Loyal and True
  110. Loyalty unto Christ
  111. Lucile
  112. Make Him Known
  113. Make Somebody Happy Today
  114. Marching Up the Narrow Way
  115. Matchless Love
  116. Mato Grosso
  117. Miami
  118. Music of the Soul, The
  119. My Father Knows My Need
  120. My Father Leads Me
  121. My Father Watches over Me
  122. My Only Plea
  123. Não Tardará a Volta do Senhor
  124. Nilus
  125. Nims Lake
  126. No Other Story
  127. Nobody Like Jesus
  128. Nobody Told Me of Jesus
  129. Nova Scotia
  130. Nummela
  131. O Land of God
  132. O Love of Christ
  133. O’er the Hills of Old Judea
  134. Only in Thee
  135. Onward, Ever Onward!
  136. Others
  137. Our Gifts to Jesus
  138. Our Land for Christ
  139. Our Watchword
  140. Over All
  141. Over and Over Again
  142. Peace, Be Still
  143. Pentecostal Power
  144. Power of the Holy Ghost, The
  145. Pray, Pray
  146. Pressly
  147. Precious to Me
  148. Rainbow on the Cloud, A
  149. Records
  150. Reflect the Christ
  151. Sail On!
  152. Santa Monica
  153. Sarah
  154. Since Jesus Came into My Heart
  155. Sing Away the Shadows
  156. Singing, Speaking, Praying
  157. Sinner Made Whole, A
  158. Sinner Saved by Grace, A
  159. Some Bright Morning
  160. Some Day
  161. Someone Is Looking to You
  162. Something to Be Done
  163. Song and the Star, The
  164. Spokane
  165. Still Undecided
  166. Sunlight All the Way
  167. Sunshine on the Hill
  168. Sweeten Your Deeds with Love
  169. Tacoma
  170. Take Wings to Thy Soul
  171. There Is a Lamp Whose Steady Light
  172. There Is Glory in My Soul
  173. There Is Shelter at the Cross
  174. Thy Boundless Love
  175. Thy Kingdom Come
  176. Under the Cross of Jesus
  177. Up and Onward
  178. Volunteers for Service
  179. Walking and Talking with Jesus
  180. Watching for the Morning
  181. Wave the Banners
  182. Way of the Cross
  183. We Are Little Soldiers
  184. We Thank Thee, Our Father
  185. Wear a Smile for Jesus
  186. What a Change
  187. When I Go Home
  188. When I Look in His Face
  189. When I Shall Fall Asleep
  190. Where the Gates Swing Outward Never
  191. Whom Having Not Seen, I Love
  192. Why Do I Love Jesus?
  193. Why I Sing
  194. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
  195. Wonderful Christmas Story, The
  196. Wonderful Jesus, The
  197. Wonderful Savior, The