1855–1933
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Sep­tem­ber 15, 1855, Neu­en­heim, Ger­ma­ny.

Au­gust 3, 1933, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

North­wood Ce­me­te­ry, Penn­syl­van­ia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Though blind­ed by an eye in­fec­tion at age eight, Gei­bel was a suc­cess­ful com­po­ser, con­duc­tor, and or­gan­ist.

Emigrating from Ger­ma­ny pro­ba­bly around 1864, he stu­died at the Penn­syl­van­ia In­sti­tute for the Blind, and wrote a num­ber of Gos­pel songs, an­thems, can­ta­tas, etc. He was al­so well known for se­cular songs like Ken­tuc­ky Babe and Sleep, Sleep, Sleep.

He found­ed the Ad­am Ge­ibel Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, which la­ter ev­olved into the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny, then merg­ed to be­come the Ro­de­hea­ver Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny.

In 1885, Gei­bel or­ganized the J. B. Stet­son Mis­sion. He con­duct­ed the Stet­son Cho­rus of Penn­syl­van­ia, and was a mu­sic in­struc­tor at the Penn­syl­van­ia In­sti­tu­tion for the Ins­truc­tion of the Blind (1884–1901). His works in­clude:

  1. Bethlehem
  2. Savior Is Ris­en for You and for Me, The
  3. Songs of the Ag­es
  1. Anglesey
  2. As We March Be­neath His Ban­ner
  3. Basilicata
  4. Beautiful Wa­ters of Ed­en
  5. Bethesda
  6. Blessèd Book, The
  7. Caridad
  8. Carry the Light
  9. Columbia Heights
  10. Dearer Than Hea­ven
  11. Dugdale
  12. Easter Bells
  13. Farewell, Bright Christ­mas
  14. El Cobre
  15. Finger Lakes
  16. Glens Falls
  17. God’s Way, His Will Be Done
  18. Hail the Lord of Glo­ry
  19. Heavenly Pow­er
  20. He’ll Drive All the Sha­dows Away
  21. I Be­long to Je­sus
  22. I Love to Think of Je­sus
  23. I’m Going Home at Last
  24. Jamestown
  25. Joyful Song, The
  26. Lake Dis­trict
  27. Let the Gos­pel Light Shine Out
  28. Linköping
  29. Make Me More Like Je­sus
  30. Marching with the He­roes
  31. Mighty Con­quer­or, The
  32. Mont Blanc
  33. Nearer Ev­ery Day
  34. Never Alone
  35. O Beautiful Blos­som of Pi­ty!
  36. Open Thy Heart
  37. Praise the Name of Christ
  38. Resignation
  39. Rosario
  40. Shout Forth the Tid­ings
  41. Śląsk
  42. Sleep, My Lit­tle Je­sus
  43. Some Day He’ll Make It Plain
  44. Someone Must Tell the Glad Sto­ry
  45. Songs of the King­dom
  46. Stand Up for Je­sus
  47. Sverdrup
  48. Sweet Old Sto­ry
  49. That Means Me
  50. There’s a Won­der­ful Star
  51. Try to Car­ry Sun­shine
  52. Tucson
  53. We Ral­ly To­day
  54. What Will You Do?
  55. While An­gels Sing