1840-1907
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January 14, 1840, Belvidere, Illinois.

March 11, 1907, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Son of Albert and Catherine Robertson Lucas, Daniel moved in 1858 with his family to Indiana. There he enrolled at the Indiana Normal Institute at Burnettsville, and began preaching at the local church. After marrying Mary Longley in 1862, Lucas joined Company C of the 99th Indiana Volunteer Infantry as a second lieutenant. On October 24, 1862, he was appointed regimental chaplain. Eighteen months later, he was transferred to the office of provost marshal, where he served until the close of the war. His regiment fought in the Vicksburg campaign, the second battle of Jackson, the Chattanooga campaign, the battle of Missionary Ridge, and many skirmishes.

After the war, Lucas studied for the ministry. In 1876, he settled in Des Moines, Iowa, where he pastored the Central Christian Church and helped found Drake University. In 1888, he returned to Indiana to pastor the Central Christian Church of Indianapolis. Lucas also served as Department Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and as secretary of the Morton Monument Commission. At the time of his death, he was pastor of the Seventh Church in Indianapolis. His works include:

  1. Above All Other Names
  2. All the Weary and Ladened With Sorrow
  3. All Things Shall Work for Good, to Those Who Love the Lord
  4. All Truth Is One, the Same
  5. Almost a Christian, Said the King
  6. Along the Tranquil Path
  7. Ancient Church of Christ Upraising
  8. As in Adam All Die
  9. At Midnight’s Holy Hour the Saints
  10. At the Grave of Lazarus, Jesus Wept
  11. Awake, My Soul, and Joyful Sing
  12. Blessed Are the Meek, Gentle Ones Who Bow
  13. Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
  14. Blessed Are They That Mourn
  15. Blessed Are They Who Are Makers of Peace
  16. Blessed Are Those Who Through the Flame
  17. Blessed the Merciful, Filled With Compassion
  18. Blessed They in Spirit Poor
  19. Children of the Living One
  20. Christ Loved the Church, Himself He Gave
  21. Christmas Bells, Joyful Swells
  22. Cling Close to the Rock, Brother, Safety Is There
  23. Come Sinners, Come Today
  24. Do Not Say, Tomorrow I’ll Obey
  25. Far Beyond Shadows, by Faith I Can See
  26. Father, Hear Me While I’m Praying
  27. Father of All, Since Thou Art Near
  28. Fisher Was Out on the Lake, A
  29. For a Little While Here
  30. For the Honor of Our God
  31. Forgive Us Our Debts Now, We Pray
  32. Forward Now, the Voice of Jesus Bravely Calls
  33. From Heaven to Earth the Savior Came
  34. Gather the Sheaves, ’Tis Harvest Time
  35. Gird Yourself With Heavenly Armor
  36. God Notes the Little Sparrow’s Fall
  37. Gone to the Unseen Home
  38. Graces of the Christian Life, The
  39. Great God, Thy Wisdom, Power, and Grace
  40. Hark, the Throng of Angel Voices
  41. He Is My Rock, I Build on Him
  42. Hear My Prayer, O Heavenly Father
  43. Hear the Words of Jesus Spoken
  44. Heirs With Christ
  45. Here We Know Not Our Awaiting
  46. Hope on Golden Pinion Brings Us
  47. How Strong Is Thy Faith
  48. How Sweet Are the Songs
  49. How the Lilies Grow
  50. Hungering and Thirsting Ones
  51. I Know Not Where to Go
  52. I Lay At Night Upon the Ground
  53. I Oft by Faith Have Gone to See
  54. I Will Ever Seek the Will
  55. I Will Toil for Thee
  56. If You Would Not Be a Drunkard
  57. I’ll Tell You a Story of Jesus Our King
  58. In the Day of My Youth
  59. I’ve a Mansion Fair in Glory
  60. I’ve Wondered Oft When I’ve Been Told
  61. Jesus Is Calling Today
  62. Jesus Loved Me
  63. Jesus Tells the Welcome Story
  64. Just Across the Silver Sea
  65. Just Beyond the Shadows
  66. King Sat on His Throne of State, A
  67. Lift Up the Cross of Faith
  68. Light of the World You Must Be, The
  69. Lord to Peter Gave, The
  70. Martyred Stephen Say the Master
  71. Master’s Footsteps Marked, The
  72. Now unto Him Whose Ample Power
  73. O Blessed Are the Pure in Heart!
  74. O Hasten Thou Bright Morning
  75. O Lord, How Much I Owe
  76. O Lord, My Heart Would Bring
  77. O Lord, to Thee I Bring
  78. O My Lord, Thou Art Tender
  79. O Sing When Sorrow Comes
  80. O We Love to Hear the Chiming
  81. Obedience from the Heart
  82. On the Cross See the Savior Suspended
  83. Our Homes on the Earth
  84. Our Life Is Here a Life of Toil
  85. Pilgrim, Seeking for the Fountain
  86. Preaching Jesus on the Way
  87. Savior Shed His Precious Blood, The
  88. Serve the Lord With Gladness
  89. Sinners of Berea, The
  90. Some Day at Home
  91. Sorrowing Bishops Around Were Gathered, The
  92. Sweet Psalms and Hymns and Songs
  93. Sweetest Songs the Children Sing
  94. Sweetest Thoughts of Jesus
  95. There Is No Love Like the Love of Jesus
  96. There Is No Refuge for the Soul
  97. There’s a Beautiful Isle in the Ocean of Time
  98. There’s a Path That Leads Up to the Bright Throne
  99. There’s a Song That Is Heard
  100. This Is Religion, Pure and Full
  101. Though the Path Be Dark and Cold
  102. Through His Name, the Prophets All
  103. ’Tis a Funeral Song We Sing
  104. ’Tis a Glorious Throng
  105. ’Tis Not by Works of Moses’ Law
  106. Voice from Macedonia, A
  107. We Are Little Children
  108. We Have Heard of a Land Far Away
  109. We Wait the Coming of the Lord
  110. We Yearn for Joys We Can Not See
  111. We’re a Little Pilgrim Band
  112. What Care I for Fame’s Opinion?
  113. What May I Do for Thee, Jesus?
  114. What Shall I Do With Jesus?
  115. When Earth from Chaos into Order Came
  116. When First I Started on the Road
  117. When First I Started on the Way
  118. When Shall I Be Free from Pain?
  119. When We Climb the Golden
  120. While I Am Young in Years
  121. While I Hear Life’s Surging Billows
  122. Who Is This That Comes from Edom?
  123. Who, Who Is This Ascending High?
  124. Who, Who, Who Shall Enter In?
  125. Would You Imitate Your Master?