Born: November 4, 1866, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Died: November 29, 1930, at the home of his brother Walter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (an unmarked plot in the
Ivy section of the cemetery).
Lincoln was the son of Joseph M. and Barbara Hall, and husband of Eva Withington of Philadelphia (married 1896).
He 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.