Born: Sep­tem­ber 15, 1855, Neu­en­heim, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Au­gust 3, 1933, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: North­wood Ce­me­te­ry, Penn­syl­van­ia, Penn­syl­van­ia.



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).


  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 Three Hun­dred
  18. God’s Way, His Will Be Done
  19. Hail the Lord of Glo­ry
  20. Heavenly Pow­er
  21. He’ll Drive All the Sha­dows Away
  22. I Be­long to Je­sus
  23. I Love to Think of Je­sus
  24. I’m Go­ing Home at Last
  25. Jamestown
  26. Joyful Song, The
  27. Lake Dis­trict
  28. Let the Gos­pel Light Shine Out
  29. Linköping
  30. Make Me More Like Je­sus
  31. Marching with the He­roes
  32. Mighty Con­quer­or, The
  33. Mont Blanc
  34. Nearer Ev­ery Day
  35. Never Alone
  36. O Beau­ti­ful Blos­som of Pi­ty!
  37. Open Thy Heart
  38. Praise the Name of Christ
  39. Resignation
  40. Rosario
  41. Shout Forth the Tid­ings
  42. Śląsk
  43. Sleep, My Lit­tle Je­sus
  44. Some Day He’ll Make It Plain
  45. Someone Must Tell the Glad Sto­ry
  46. Songs of the King­dom
  47. Stand Up for Je­sus
  48. Sverdrup
  49. Sweet Old Sto­ry
  50. That Means Me
  51. There’s a Won­der­ful Star
  52. Try to Car­ry Sun­shine
  53. Tucson
  54. We Ral­ly To­day
  55. What Will You Do?
  56. While An­gels Sing
  57. Zhengzhou