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).

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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. Hall said once that the tune for Does Je­sus Care? was his most in­spired piece of mu­sic.

He was ap­par­ent­ly an ex­cep­tion­al song lead­er and chor­al con­duc­tor. He and  Ir­vin Mack, found­ed the Hall-Mack Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny (lat­er bought by the Ro­de­hea­ver Com­pa­ny). 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. Lead On
  34. Lift Up Your Voic­es
  35. Light Along the Way, A
  36. Light Be­yond the Sha­dows
  37. Light from the Tomb
  38. Lompoc
  39. Mankato
  40. March On!
  41. Merrily, Cheer­i­ly
  42. Message of the Bells, The
  43. Mine, Still Mine
  44. No More Shall We Say Good­bye
  45. Noord
  46. Oh Be Rea­dy!
  47. On East­ern Plain Re­clin­ing
  48. Rejoice!
  49. Redemption
  50. Ring the Bells
  51. Roses Are Bloom­ing
  52. Satisfied
  53. See the Ar­my
  54. Send Out the Tid­ings
  55. Serve the Lord in Youth
  56. Shepherds, The
  57. Shout! Shout for Joy
  58. Smiling Flow­ers, The
  59. Song of the Shep­herds
  60. Song the World Is Sing­ing, A
  61. Star and the An­gels, The
  62. Star of Beth­le­hem
  63. Star of the East
  64. Sweet Smil­ing Rose
  65. Tell of Love
  66. Twine Your Blos­soms
  67. Victory
  68. When in Thy Courts I Stand
  69. Win the World for Christ
  70. Wondrous Word, A
  71. Ye Hap­py Bells
  72. Zhejiang