April 3, 1872, Rossville, Illinois.

May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio.

Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.


Daughter of William and Laetitia Wilson Ogdon, Ina attended Greer College in Hoopeston, Illinois, and taught in Illinois schools (1892–1900). She wrote her first published hymn, Open Wide the Windows, in 1892—the beginning of a long term collaboration with composer Charles Gabriel. She married fellow teacher James Weston Ogdon in 1896, and in 1900, they moved to Toledo, Ohio. Their only child, William Duley Ogdon, was born in 1901.

  1. After While, the Trials Ended
  2. America, America, to Heathen Eyes So Fair
  3. As I Ever See My Savior on the Cross of Calvary
  4. At the Cross on Calvary’s Mountain
  5. Begin Each Day with Jesus
  6. Better Than I Know
  7. Blessed Are We That Our Lives
  8. Brighten the Corner Where You Are
  9. Can I Forget My Dear Savior’s Great Love?
  10. Carry Your Cross with a Smile
  11. Come with Us Adown the Pleasant
  12. Could I Tell It
  13. Count That Day Lost When Naught You Do for Jesus
  14. Do Not Think You Can Live Without Jesus
  15. Down in the Valley of Sorrow and Sin
  16. Down the Lonely Valley
  17. Down the Narrow Pathway
  18. Ere You Left the Homestead
  19. From the Fields So White with Harvest
  20. Go Ye Therefore Teach All Nations
  21. God Will Sweetly Care for Thee
  22. Hark! I Hear My Name
  23. Has Mother’s Prayer Been Answered
  24. Has the Journey Been Long?
  25. Have You Heard of the Fount of Salvation?
  26. I Am Coming to My Savior
  27. I Am Dwelling in the Glory
  28. I Am Going Home to Mother
  29. I Am Listening to the Voices
  30. I Am So Glad That Jesus Came
  31. I Am Told of a Star, of a Beautiful Star
  32. I Did Not Know That Jesus Loved Me So
  33. I Have Been Saved
  34. I Hear the Sweeping of the Storm
  35. I Know of a Country Whose People Are Free
  36. I Love to Tell in Song and Story
  37. I See It Now, It All Is Plain
  38. I Sing of the Mercy of Jesus, My Lord
  39. I Want to Go to Heaven When My Work Is Done
  40. I Would Give All in All to My Savior
  41. If It Were Not My Lord
  42. In the Gladness of the Morning
  43. In the Morning When the Mist Has Cleared Away
  44. In the Royal Army
  45. Into the Places So Dark and So Lonely
  46. Is the Pathway Clear Which Your Feet Must Tread?
  47. Jesus, How Can I Doubt Thee?
  48. Jesus Wants to Help You with Your Heavy Load
  49. Jesus Wants You, O My Brother
  50. Keeping Step with Jesus
  51. Leave Off Weeping
  52. Let Nothing Keep You from Coming
  53. Let Us Be About Our Master’s Business
  54. Living Where the Healing Waters Flow
  55. Lo, the Night Storm Breaks
  56. Lonely? No the Day Is Never, Never Lonely
  57. Long Ago in Childhood’s Happy Days
  58. Looking Beyond
  59. Lord Is My Shepherd, The
  60. Many Are Turning from Darkness to Light
  61. Many Trials Meet Me Here
  62. More Than These
  63. Mother
  64. My Glad Heart Is Singing by Day and by Night
  65. My Heart Is Happy All the Day
  66. My Home Is the Beautiful City of God
  67. My Lord Is So Dear and So Precious
  68. My Only Hope Must Be in Jesus
  69. My Savior Came When I Was Lost
  70. My Soul Secure, No Fear I Know
  71. News of Salvation with Joy, The
  72. No Cloud Can Hide the Heaven’s Blue
  73. No Gift of the World Can I Offer
  74. No Night Without a Star
  75. No Vacant Chair
  76. O Come, My Faltering Brother, Come
  77. O Heed Now the Sweet Invitation
  78. On the Wonderful Morning
  79. Once Poor and Despised and a Stranger
  80. Only a Sinner, Humble and Low
  81. Only the Best Is Good Enough for Jesus
  82. Open Wide the Windows
  83. Pause for a Moment of Prayer
  84. Peace Is There
  85. Promise Made to Mother, The
  86. Safe Within My Risen Savior
  87. Savior of Love, A
  88. Shepherd’s Care, The
  89. Since I Have Tasted the Joys of My Lord
  90. So Great a Joy Pervades My Heart
  91. Someone Is Watching Your Light
  92. Someone Must Bid Adieu Today
  93. Sometime You Mean to Leave
  94. Spirit’s Call Is Sweet and Clear, The
  95. Story of Grace, The
  96. Strike the Tidings, O Ye Angels
  97. Sweet Communion Is Mine with Jesus
  98. Sweeten Your Deeds with Love
  99. There Is a Name I Love to Hear
  100. There’s a Call to Noble Manhood
  101. There’s a Savior Who Stands
  102. There’s a Stain on Our Flag
  103. They Tell Me That the Story of My Savior Has Grown Old
  104. This World Would Be a Happy Place
  105. Thunder Roarin’, Clouds Was Da’k
  106. Thy Will Be Done, I’ve Learned to Say
  107. ’Tis a World of Temptation
  108. Vision Goes Before Me, Day by Day, A
  109. We Are Here to Love
  110. We Must Toil Through the Night
  111. Wealth Can Give Exalted Station
  112. We’re a Band of Busy Children
  113. What Would Jesus Do?
  114. When Dark and Stormy Is the Way
  115. When His Blessed Mission Ended
  116. When It Is Evening, the Sun Bending Low
  117. When Our Journey Shall Be O’er
  118. When Shadows Surround You
  119. When Storms upon My Way Appear
  120. When the Voice of the Master Is Calling
  121. When We Meet Together on the Other Shore
  122. When You Are Weary
  123. When You Know Jesus, Too
  124. While I Rejoice in My Savior
  125. Who Will Be the Next to Follow Jesus?
  126. Who Will Open Mercy’s Door?
  127. Will You Stay Thro’ the Warfare of Right Against Wrong?
  128. Wonderful Friend, A
  129. Would I My Blessed Lord Obey
  130. You Have a Savior So Loving and True
  131. You Must Open the Door
  132. Your Savior Has Written a Message to You
  133. Your Savior Is Calling from Calvary’s Tree