1836–1920
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January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland.

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

Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey.

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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. Guarulhos
  8. He Brought Me Out
  9. I Do Not Ask to Choose My Path
  10. I Want to Have Stars in My Crown
  11. Jesus, I’ll Go Through with Thee
  12. Kissimmee
  13. Like a Mighty Sea
  14. Marriage Supper, The
  15. O How He Loves Me
  16. Over the Dead-Line
  17. Pretoria
  18. Saved from the Wreck
  19. Senegal
  20. Sing of the Lamb
  21. There’ll Be No Dark River There
  22. Thine Inheritance
  23. Thurland Castle
  24. Uluru
  25. Watchman, Blow the Gospel Trumpet
  26. What a Precious Savior
  27. When Israel Out of Bondage Came
  28. Where Are Thy Sins?