1866-1930
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November 4, 1866, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

November 29, 1930, at the home of his brother Walter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (an unmarked plot in the Ivy section of the cemetery).

Hall graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania; he later received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Harriman University. He wrote cantatas, oratorios, choir anthems, and hundreds of Gospel songs, and edited several hymnals. He was apparently an exceptional song leader and choral conductor, and, with Irvin Mack, founded the Hall-Mack Publishing Company (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Hall said once that the tune for Does Jesus Care? was his most inspired piece of music. He was a member of the 7th Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His works include:

  1. At the Cross
  2. Beautiful Christmas
  3. Cares and Toils of Life May Come, The
  4. Ever Singing
  5. Guide Me, Savior
  6. Have Thine Own Way
  7. Higher Life, A
  8. I Am Ready for Service
  9. I Have Joy and Glory and My Heart Is Light
  10. I Need the Power of Pentecost
  11. It’s Only Going Home
  12. I’ve Been Doubting, Blessed Savior
  13. Jesus, My Savior, Left Heaven Above
  14. Jesus Saves
  15. Listen to the Master’s Pleading
  16. Lord, Thou Knowest All My Need
  17. Message of Christmas Time
  18. My All Is on the Altar
  19. My Life, O Lord, to Thee I Now Surrender
  20. O Blessed Lord, to Thee I’m Coming
  21. O Jesus, My Savior
  22. Oft I Steal Out in the Twilight
  23. Ripe Is the Harvest
  24. Room for Me in Pastures
  25. Sitting at the Feet of Jesus
  26. Some Day I Shall Be Like Him
  27. Speak a Good Word for Jesus
  28. There Is Rest at the Cross
  29. There’s a Friend We Love
  30. Though Dark the Path May Sometimes Seem
  31. Though the Skies Are Gray All Along Your Way
  32. We Are Drifting o’er to the Golden Shore
  33. We Gather in Thy Name
  34. When I View the Open Fountain
  35. Why Stand Ye Here Idle?
  36. Witness of the Spirit, The
  1. All Taken Away
  2. Angels’ Chorus, The
  3. Aotearoa
  4. At Bethlehem
  5. Awake and Sing
  6. Beaming Bright
  7. Beautiful Christmas Tide
  8. Beautiful City
  9. Beautiful Eastertide
  10. Beautiful Lilies
  11. Beautiful Story
  12. Bells, The
  13. Beyond the Sea
  14. Bodø
  15. Bréguet
  16. Does Jesus Care?
  17. Clifton
  18. Easter Bells, The
  19. Fairest Flower, The
  20. For God So Loved the World
  21. Glorious Freedom
  22. Hallelujah, Hallelujah
  23. Happy in the Love of Jesus
  24. Have Ye Been to Nazareth?
  25. He Is Mine
  26. Hear the Happy Voices Ringing
  27. Hear the Merry Laughter
  28. I Shall See Him By and By
  29. I Was Poor as the Poorest
  30. Jesus Reigns
  31. Keep on Praying
  32. La Rioja
  33. Lift Up Your Voices
  34. Light Along the Way, A
  35. Light Beyond the Shadows
  36. Light from the Tomb
  37. Lompoc
  38. Mankato
  39. March On!
  40. Merrily, Cheerily
  41. Message of the Bells, The
  42. Mine, Still Mine
  43. No More Shall We Say Goodbye
  44. Noord
  45. Oh Be Ready!
  46. On Eastern Plain Reclining
  47. Redemption
  48. Ring the Bells
  49. Roses Are Blooming
  50. Satisfied
  51. See the Army
  52. Send Out the Tidings
  53. Serve the Lord in Youth
  54. Shepherds, The
  55. Shout! Shout for Joy
  56. Smiling Flowers, The
  57. Song of the Shepherds
  58. Star of the East
  59. Sweet Smiling Rose
  60. Tell of Love
  61. Twine Your Blossoms
  62. Victory
  63. When in Thy Courts I Stand
  64. Win the World for Christ
  65. Ye Happy Bells
  66. Zhejiang