1878–1938
Daniel Paul Rader
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Though bi­o­gra­phies oft­en give his date of birth a year ear­li­er, Ra­der’s daugh­ter said he was born in 1878, in Chey­enne, Wy­o­ming.

Ju­ly 19, 1938, Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia.

For­est Lawn Mem­or­i­al Park, Glen­dale, Cal­i­for­nia.

Rader was one of the most powerful evangelistic preachers of the early 20th Century. He described himself as an ex-bellboy, ex-cowboy, ex-prospector, ex-football player, and ex-pugilist.

He was pastor of Mo­ody Church in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois (1915–21), and followed founder Al­bert Simp­son as president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (1920–23). He also founded the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle in 1922 and was its pastor for 11 years.

Rader wrote many Gospel song lyrics and a few tunes, and was instrumental in founding of the Tabernacle Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny.

Rader was a pioneer of Christian broadcasting, as well: In the early 1920’s, the beginning days of radio, station WBBM in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, closed every Sunday. Ra­der received permission to use the studios, and for several years ran a 14-hour Chris­tian program every Sunday. Rader called his station within a station WJBT (Where Jesus Blesses Thousands).

  1. Alive Again
  2. Far, Far on the Other Side
  3. Go!
  4. Harvest Time
  5. I’ve Found the Way
  6. Jesus Satisfies
  7. Only Believe
  8. Old Time Power
  9. Over There
  10. River of Thy Grace, The
  11. Sun Will Shine, The
  12. Tell Out the Wonderful Story
  13. Victory, The