1851-1935
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May 11, 1851, New York City.

September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.

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Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute.

A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was a fine scholar and excellent Bible teacher, but his interests went beyond mere academics. He promoted the Sunday School, and took an interest in civic affairs and patriotic causes. He backed efforts at social betterment, supported Prohibition, and wrote about 20 books.

  1. All Hail the Coming Son of God
  2. Angel Who Redeemed Me, The
  3. At the Turn of the Road
  4. Bible, There It Stands!, The
  5. Burden of My Fear and Sin, The
  6. Buttercups Tell Us, The
  7. By His Stripes We Are Healed
  8. Christ Jesus Hath the Power
  9. Christian Fellowship Song
  10. Come to the Savior, O Do Not Delay
  11. Complete in Thee! No Work of Mine
  12. Even from the Cradle My Life Thou Hast Guided
  13. Father of Mercies, When Fear Possessed Me
  14. Freedom Reigns Within the Hearts
  15. God Keeps His Promise (1928)
  16. God Will Give His Children Peace
  17. He Came from the Bosom of God
  18. He Has Gone Out of Sight
  19. Holy Ghost! With Light, Shining on This Heart of Mine
  20. Holy Spirit, Bending Lowly
  21. Holy Spirit, Calm the Restless
  22. I Am on the Glory Side
  23. I Find Thee So Precious
  24. I Have No Friend Like Jesus
  25. I Know No Other Jesus
  26. I Saw One Hanging on a Tree
  27. I Want a Sense of Pardoning Grace
  28. If Any Man Thirst, Let Him Come unto Me
  29. If No One Else Will Say It
  30. If One Bid Thee Go a Mile
  31. In All the Gospel of God’s Grace
  32. In All the Impotence of Need
  33. In Pain, on Couch of Weakness
  34. It Is a Good Thing to Give Thanks unto the Lord
  35. I’ve Parted at Last from the World and Its Store
  36. Jesus Is Coming, Is Coming
  37. Jesus Knows My Greatest Trial
  38. Leaving It All with Jesus
  39. Let Him Come
  40. Let Us Exalt the Name of Christ Together
  41. Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Gates Eternal
  42. Like Sweet Music, Softly Breaking
  43. Lord God the Holy Ghost
  44. Missing the Lost, O Shepherd True
  45. My Father, I Give Thanks
  46. My Heart Has Come to the Place of Rest
  47. My Sins Laid Open to the Rod
  48. Nor Silver Nor Gold
  49. O Brother, Beloved in Christ Jesus
  50. O Drink of the Fountain That Never Runs Dry
  51. O God, We Want to Thank Thee
  52. O Hasten Thine Appearing
  53. O How Can We Thank Thee, Our God, for the Bible?
  54. O Jesus, I Need Thee
  55. O Let Us Keep Praising
  56. O Lord, Send a Revival!
  57. O Never Look Back to the World Again
  58. O Pilgrim, as You Journey
  59. O Thou, My Jesus, Thou Didst Me
  60. Of Self I Am Weary
  61. On the Cross His Life Out-poured
  62. One with the Lord, and Bound to One Another
  63. Only a Sinner
  64. Over the River, the Old Sweet Song
  65. Refiner Sat By the Seven-Fold Fire, The
  66. Savior Who Loves Me, The
  67. See, Jesus Comes to Jordan’s Bank
  68. Sometimes We Feel Downhearted
  69. Sound His Praises
  70. Sound the Praises of Our Lord
  71. Savior Who Loves Me, The
  72. Story That Never Grows Old, The
  73. There Is a Gate! O Bless the Lord
  74. There Is Wisdom That Gold Cannot Buy
  75. There’s a Way Out of Sin
  76. This Life Is a Battle
  77. This My Prayer
  78. Thou Dost Love Us Ever
  79. True Historic Jesus, The
  80. Two Paths Are Before You, O Soul Today
  81. Victory in My Soul
  82. Wedding Feast at Galilee, A
  83. What Did He Do?
  84. When I Believed on Jesus Christ
  85. When Israel Out of Egypt Came
  86. When Israel Went Out of Egypt
  87. Who Is the King of Glory?
  88. Why Say Ye Not a Word?
  89. Will You Heed the Divine Invitation?