1866-1930
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November 4, 1866, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

November 29, 1930, at the home of his brother Walter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (an unmarked plot in the Ivy section of the cemetery).

Hall graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania; he later received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Harriman University. He wrote cantatas, oratorios, choir anthems, and hundreds of Gospel songs, and edited several hymnals. He was apparently an exceptional song leader and choral conductor, and, with Irvin Mack, founded the Hall-Mack Publishing Company (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Hall said once that the tune for Does Jesus Care? was his most inspired piece of music. He was a member of the 7th Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His works include:

  1. At the Cross
  2. Beautiful Christmas
  3. Cares and Toils of Life May Come, The
  4. Ever Singing
  5. Guide Me, Savior
  6. Have Thine Own Way
  7. Higher Life, A
  8. I Am Ready for Service
  9. I Have Joy and Glory and My Heart Is Light
  10. I Need the Power of Pentecost
  11. It’s Only Going Home
  12. I’ve Been Doubting, Blessed Savior
  13. Jesus, My Savior, Left Heaven Above
  14. Jesus Saves
  15. Listen to the Master’s Pleading
  16. Lord, Thou Knowest All My Need
  17. Message of Christmas Time
  18. My All Is on the Altar
  19. My Life, O Lord, to Thee I Now Surrender
  20. O Blessed Lord, to Thee I’m Coming
  21. O Jesus, My Savior
  22. Oft I Steal Out in the Twilight
  23. Ripe Is the Harvest
  24. Room for Me in Pastures
  25. Sitting at the Feet of Jesus
  26. Some Day I Shall Be Like Him
  27. Speak a Good Word for Jesus
  28. There Is Rest at the Cross
  29. There’s a Friend We Love
  30. Though Dark the Path May Sometimes Seem
  31. Though the Skies Are Gray All Along Your Way
  32. We Are Drifting o’er to the Golden Shore
  33. We Gather in Thy Name
  34. When I View the Open Fountain
  35. Why Stand Ye Here Idle?
  36. Witness of the Spirit, The
  1. All Taken Away
  2. Angels’ Chorus, The
  3. Aotearoa
  4. At Bethlehem
  5. Awake and Sing
  6. Beaming Bright
  7. Beautiful Christmas Tide
  8. Beautiful City
  9. Beautiful Eastertide
  10. Beautiful Lilies
  11. Beautiful Story
  12. Bells, The
  13. Beyond the Sea
  14. Bodø
  15. Bréguet
  16. Does Jesus Care?
  17. Clifton
  18. Easter Bells, The
  19. Fairest Flower, The
  20. For God So Loved the World
  21. Glorious Freedom
  22. Hallelujah, Hallelujah
  23. Happy in the Love of Jesus
  24. Have Ye Been to Nazareth?
  25. He Is Mine
  26. Hear the Happy Voices Ringing
  27. Hear the Merry Laughter
  28. I Was Poor as the Poorest
  29. Jesus Reigns
  30. Keep on Praying
  31. La Rioja
  32. Lift Up Your Voices
  33. Light Along the Way, A
  34. Light Beyond the Shadows
  35. Light from the Tomb
  36. Lompoc
  37. Mankato
  38. March On!
  39. Merrily, Cheerily
  40. Message of the Bells, The
  41. Mine, Still Mine
  42. No More Shall We Say Goodbye
  43. Noord
  44. Oh Be Ready!
  45. On Eastern Plain Reclining
  46. Redemption
  47. Ring the Bells
  48. Roses Are Blooming
  49. Satisfied
  50. See the Army
  51. Send Out the Tidings
  52. Serve the Lord in Youth
  53. Shepherds, The
  54. Shout! Shout for Joy
  55. Smiling Flowers, The
  56. Song of the Shepherds
  57. Star of the East
  58. Sweet Smiling Rose
  59. Tell of Love
  60. Twine Your Blossoms
  61. Victory
  62. When in Thy Courts I Stand
  63. Win the World for Christ
  64. Ye Happy Bells
  65. Zhejiang