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