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. 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. He Is So Precious to Me
  15. Hear the Sweet Voice
  16. Hide Me, Oh, My Savior!
  17. His Grace Is Sufficient for Me
  18. Hold Up the Grand Old Bible
  19. I Cannot Tell How Precious
  20. I Never Will Cease to Love Him
  21. I Stand Amazed in the Presence
  22. I Will Not Forget Thee
  23. Jesus, Blessèd Jesus
  24. Keep Your Heart Singing
  25. More Abundantly
  26. More Like the Master
  27. More Than a Friend To Me
  28. Morning Will Come
  29. My Cleansing
  30. Slighted Stranger, The
  31. O That Will Be Glory
  32. Oh, It Is Wonderful
  33. On to the Front!
  34. Over in the Glory-Land
  35. Praise His Name Forever
  36. Reapers Are Needed
  37. Receive My Cry
  38. Rejoice! Rejoice!
  39. Safest Way, The
  40. Secret Prayer
  41. Send the Light
  42. Some Glad Morning
  43. Song of Old, The
  44. Story Never Old, The
  45. Stranger, The
  46. Sunshine and Rain
  47. There’ll Be Music in Heaven
  48. We Shall Be Like Him
  49. We’ll Shout and Sing, Make Heaven Ring
  50. What a Friend Is Jesus
  51. What a Savior!
  52. What Will It Be?
  53. When I Go Home
  54. When We Get Home
  55. Where the Cross Is Leading
  56. 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. 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. I Would Be Like Thee
  79. If You Will
  80. I’ll Be a Voice
  81. In Loving-Kindness Jesus Came
  82. In Thy Holy Keeping
  83. It Is Jesus
  84. It Never Shall Pass Away
  85. Jefferson City
  86. Jesus Loves Us
  87. Jesus Passed Through Jericho
  88. Jesus, Rose of Sharon
  89. Jesus, the Helper
  90. Joy-Bells
  91. Just a Little
  92. Just as He Promised To Do
  93. Just Ask Him in to Stay
  94. Kathrine
  95. Kawaiaha‘o
  96. Kiawah
  97. Kindly Light Is Leading, The
  98. Knowhead
  99. Land of the Unsetting Sun
  100. Lansing
  101. Leaving All to Follow Jesus
  102. Led by the Star
  103. Less of Self and More of Jesus
  104. Let the Joy Overflow
  105. Let the Sunshine In
  106. Like Dews of the Morning
  107. Little Human Kindness, A
  108. Little Sunbeams
  109. Little While to Wait, A
  110. Lord, Is It I?
  111. Lost in Sight of the Harbor
  112. Love Led Him to Calvary
  113. Loyal and True
  114. Loyalty unto Christ
  115. Lucile
  116. Make Him Known
  117. Make Somebody Happy Today
  118. Marching Up the Narrow Way
  119. Matchless Love
  120. Mato Grosso
  121. Message of Gladness, The
  122. Miami
  123. Mighty Victor, A
  124. Music of the Soul, The
  125. My Father Knows My Need
  126. My Father Leads Me
  127. My Father Watches over Me
  128. My Only Plea
  129. Não Tardará a Volta do Senhor
  130. Nilus
  131. Nims Lake
  132. No Other Story
  133. Nobody Like Jesus
  134. Nobody Told Me of Jesus
  135. Nova Scotia
  136. Nummela
  137. O Land of God
  138. O Love of Christ
  139. O’er the Hills of Old Judea
  140. Only in Thee
  141. Onward, Ever Onward!
  142. Others
  143. Our Gifts to Jesus
  144. Our Land for Christ
  145. Our Watchword
  146. Over All
  147. Over and Over Again
  148. Peace, Be Still
  149. Pentecostal Power
  150. Power of the Holy Ghost, The
  151. Pray, Pray
  152. Pressly
  153. Precious to Me
  154. Rainbow on the Cloud, A
  155. Records
  156. Reflect the Christ
  157. Roanoke
  158. Sail On!
  159. Santa Monica
  160. Sarah
  161. Send the Power Again
  162. Since Jesus Came into My Heart
  163. Sing Away the Shadows
  164. Singing, Speaking, Praying
  165. Sinner Made Whole, A
  166. Sinner Saved by Grace, A
  167. Some Bright Morning
  168. Some Day
  169. Someone Is Looking to You
  170. Something to Be Done
  171. Song and the Star, The
  172. Spokane
  173. Still Small Voice, The
  174. Still Undecided
  175. Sunlight All the Way
  176. Sunshine on the Hill
  177. Sweeten Your Deeds with Love
  178. Tacoma
  179. Take Wings to Thy Soul
  180. There Is a Lamp Whose Steady Light
  181. There Is Glory in My Soul
  182. There Is Shelter at the Cross
  183. Thy Boundless Love
  184. Thy Kingdom Come
  185. Under the Cross of Jesus
  186. Up and Onward
  187. Volunteers for Service
  188. Walking and Talking with Jesus
  189. Watching for the Morning
  190. Wave the Banners
  191. Way of the Cross
  192. We Are Little Soldiers
  193. We Thank Thee, Our Father
  194. Wear a Smile for Jesus
  195. What a Change
  196. When I Go Home
  197. When I Look in His Face
  198. When I Shall Fall Asleep
  199. Where the Gates Swing Outward Never
  200. Whom Having Not Seen, I Love
  201. Why Do I Love Jesus?
  202. Why I Sing
  203. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
  204. Win Them One by One
  205. Wonderful Christmas Story, The
  206. Wonderful Jesus, The
  207. Wonderful Savior, The