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 at age 16. 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?