January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland.

May 20, 1920, Delair, New Jersey, after a buggy accident.

Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey.


Gilmour emigrated to America as a teenager. He started working as a painter, then served in the American civil war, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. After the war, he became a dentist. In 1869, he moved to Wenonah, New Jersey, and helped found the Wenonah Methodist Church in 1885. For four decades, he directed the choir at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, and worked at camp meetings and revivals in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, and Ridgeview Park, Pennsylvania. His works include:

  1. Haven of Rest
  2. Jesus Stood on the Shore
  3. Lost in Sight of Home
  4. Love Found Me
  5. Shipwrecked, but Not Lost!
  6. Thy Father Calls, Come Home
  7. Wanderer, Come
  1. Angels Have Charge over Thee, The
  2. Beyond the Blue
  3. Bring Ye All the Tithes
  4. Carter Lake
  5. Come to Him Now
  6. Easter Dawn, The
  7. He Brought Me Out
  8. I Do Not Ask to Choose My Path
  9. I Want to Have Stars in My Crown
  10. Jesus, I’ll Go Through with Thee
  11. Kissimmee
  12. Like a Mighty Sea
  13. Over the Dead-Line
  14. Pretoria
  15. Saved from the Wreck
  16. Senegal
  17. Sing of the Lamb
  18. Thine Inheritance
  19. Thurland Castle
  20. Uluru
  21. Watchman, Blow the Gospel Trumpet
  22. What a Precious Savior
  23. When Israel Out of Bondage Came
  24. Where Are Thy Sins?