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. Angel of East­er
  3. Angels’ Cho­rus, The
  4. Aotearoa
  5. At Beth­le­hem
  6. Awake and Sing
  7. Beaming Bright
  8. Beautiful Christ­mas Tide
  9. Beautiful Ci­ty
  10. Beautiful East­er­tide
  11. Beautiful Li­lies
  12. Beautiful Sto­ry
  13. Bells, The
  14. Beyond the Sea
  15. Blessèd Songs of Christ­mas
  16. Bodø
  17. Bréguet
  18. Does Je­sus Care?
  19. Clifton
  20. Cross, Crown and Throne
  21. Easter Bells, The
  22. Fairest Flow­er, The
  23. For God So Loved the World
  24. Glorious Free­dom
  25. Guwahati
  26. Hallelujah, Hal­le­lu­jah
  27. Happy in the Love of Je­sus
  28. Hark the An­gels’ Song
  29. Have Ye Been to Na­za­reth?
  30. He Is Mine
  31. Hear the Ha­ppy Voices Ring­ing
  32. Hear the Mer­ry Laugh­ter
  33. I Shall See Him By and By
  34. I Was Poor as the Poor­est
  35. Jesus Cares
  36. Jesus Reigns
  37. Keep on Pray­ing
  38. La Rioja
  39. Lead On
  40. Lift Up Your Voic­es
  41. Light Along the Way, A
  42. Light Be­yond the Sha­dows
  43. Light from the Tomb
  44. Lompoc
  45. Mankato
  46. March On!
  47. Merrily, Cheer­i­ly
  48. Message of the Bells, The
  49. Mine, Still Mine
  50. No More Shall We Say Good­bye
  51. Noord
  52. O Swing the Gates Wide Op­en
  53. Oh Be Rea­dy!
  54. On East­ern Plain Re­clin­ing
  55. Rejoice!
  56. Redemption
  57. Ring the Bells
  58. Roses Are Bloom­ing
  59. Satisfied
  60. See the Ar­my
  61. Send Out the Tid­ings
  62. Serve the Lord in Youth
  63. Shepherds, The
  64. Shout! Shout for Joy
  65. Smiling Flow­ers, The
  66. Song of the Shep­herds
  67. Song the World Is Sing­ing, A
  68. Star and the An­gels, The
  69. Star of Beth­le­hem
  70. Star of the East
  71. Sweet Smil­ing Rose
  72. Tell of Love
  73. Twine Your Blos­soms
  74. Victory
  75. When in Thy Courts I Stand
  76. Win the World for Christ
  77. Wondrous Word, A
  78. Ye Hap­py Bells
  79. Zhejiang