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. Jesus Sweetly Saves
  4. Lost in Sight of Home
  5. Love Found Me
  6. Shipwrecked, but Not Lost!
  7. Thy Father Calls, Come Home
  8. 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. Marriage Supper, The
  14. O How He Loves Me
  15. Over the Dead-Line
  16. Pretoria
  17. Saved from the Wreck
  18. Senegal
  19. Sing of the Lamb
  20. There’ll Be No Dark River There
  21. Thine Inheritance
  22. Thurland Castle
  23. Uluru
  24. Watchman, Blow the Gospel Trumpet
  25. What a Precious Savior
  26. When Israel Out of Bondage Came
  27. Where Are Thy Sins?