1832-1917

Son of Asher M. Ray and Melissa P. Gray, Charles was a Baptist minister and served in North Stonington, Connecticut, for a number of years. Copyright records indicate he was living in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1899. His works include:

  1. Accepted Time Has Come, The
  2. Adrift on Life’s Tempestuous Sea
  3. Ah, the Wrongs That Might Be Righted
  4. All Glory to the Savior’s Name
  5. All Hail, All Hail to Christ
  6. All Hail the Bright and Beautiful Morn
  7. All the Wide World for Our Savior and Lord
  8. Alone! from Heav’n Descending
  9. America, Land of Sweet Story and Song
  10. An Aged Saint Lay Dying
  11. Art Thou Tempted and Tried
  12. As a Distant Strain of Music
  13. As the Doves to Their Windows
  14. Beautiful Eyes Are the Eyes
  15. Beautiful Home, Home of the Blest
  16. Beautiful Lilies, The
  17. Beautiful the Dawning
  18. Behold the Lamb of Calvary
  19. Best of All
  20. Better, Far Better Than Mansions of Ease
  21. Bible, the Bible, to Wanderers Given, The
  22. Blessed Book and Sacred Boon
  23. Blessed Jesus, We Adore Thee
  24. Blessed Savior, Here We Gather
  25. Blessed Savior, to Thy Glory
  26. Blest Redeemer, Let the Children
  27. Bravely Go Forth in Defense
  28. Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken
  29. Bright Blossoms of Beauty
  30. Bright Buttercups and Daisies
  31. By Satan Once a Captive Led
  32. By Sweetest Calm of Wildest Storm
  33. Can a Little, Sinful Child
  34. Can the Mighty God Above Us
  35. Can You Tell How Many Birdies
  36. Changes of Fortune May Alter, The
  37. Closer Than a Brother Is the Savior
  38. Come and Join the Royal Band
  39. Come Weary Sinner, in Thy Woe
  40. Dark the Night of Bitter Weeping
  41. Darling Child Lay Dying, A
  42. Dear Jesus Great Shepherd
  43. Dear Lord in Dark Gethsemane
  44. Dear Savior, Guide My Little Feet
  45. Dear Savior, Redeemer, Adorable Lord
  46. Dear Shepherd of Zion
  47. Death Is Only a Dream
  48. Do Something, Yes, Something
  49. Don’t Say It, Don’t Say It, Dear Neighbor
  50. Ever Thrillingly Sweet Is the Story
  51. Every Springtime Seems Calling
  52. Faithful Remain to Thy Savior and King
  53. Farewell, Farewell, the Parting Time Has Come
  54. Father of Mercies and of Love
  55. Father, While We This Service Close
  56. Few More Days or Fleeting Years, A
  57. Floating Across from the Other Side
  58. For Heavenly Heirs Our Lord Prepares
  59. For the Bud and the Bloom
  60. For Thee, My Soul, for Thee
  61. From Scenes of Sorest Need
  62. Gathering in the Harvest for Jesus
  63. Gathering in the Harvest, from Valley
  64. Go, Ye Children of Light
  65. Go Ye to Sad Gethsemane
  66. Gracious Form, Amidst the Storm, A
  67. Grandly the People Are Rising
  68. Grant Us, Lord, Thine Own Indwelling
  69. Great God, While We This Service Close
  70. Guard Them and Guide Them, the Dear Little Feet
  71. Hail, All Hail, Ye Servants of the Lord
  72. Hail With Rejoicings
  73. Happy Hurrah, for Virtue
  74. Harvest Is Ripe, The
  75. Hast Thou by Burdens Sore Oppressed
  76. Have You Heard the Sweet Story of Jesus
  77. Hear the Voice of Entreaty
  78. Hear Ye Not the Savior Calling
  79. Heed Ye Not the Lengthening Shadows
  80. Heirs of God With Christ Our King
  81. Helper of My Savior I’d Be, A
  82. Here Again With Joy
  83. Here Are Two, Only Two
  84. Holy Father, from the Skies
  85. Holy Savior, Sovereign Lord
  86. Holy Spirit Bless and Guide Me
  87. Hopefully, Trustfully, Jesus, I Would Bow
  88. How Changeful Is Life’s Way
  89. How May We Hope Life Eternal to Win
  90. How Shall I Live That My Life
  91. How Sweet the Music of His Name
  92. How Wonderful, Wonderful Is the Name
  93. I Am Saved, and Jesus Loves Me
  94. I Am Saved from the Curse of Transgression
  95. I Am Saved from the Sin That Enthralled Me
  96. I Gladly Would Be Like a Christmas Bell
  97. I Have Found a Sweet Peace
  98. I Have Had the Sweetest Dreams
  99. I Have Sweetest Rest in Jesus
  100. I Have Two Little Hands
  101. I Love My Blessed Savior
  102. I Love My Dear Redeemer
  103. I Soon Shall Reach the Promised Land
  104. I Will Bless the Lord Who Sought Me
  105. I Will Praise Thee, Precious Savior
  106. I Will Sing of My Savior Who Suffered for Me
  107. I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord
  108. I Would Be a Rosebud Fair
  109. I Would Be Bright As the Brightest
  110. I’m Redeemed by Jesus’ Blood
  111. In Chains at Death’s Dark Door I Lay
  112. In His Wondrous Love the Savior Long Ago
  113. In Jesus I Found a Balm for Every Wound
  114. In My Soul a Flame Is Kindled
  115. In Our Father’s House, There Are Mansions Bright
  116. In the Gloomy Garden of Gethsemane
  117. In the Palace of the King
  118. In the Twilight Gray
  119. In the Wilderness Dreary
  120. Is It Nothing to You?
  121. It Was the Night Before
  122. It Was Through Riches of His Saving Grace
  123. I’ve Kindred and Friends Who Are Dear
  124. Jerusalem How Fair and Bright
  125. Jesus, Advocate With God
  126. Jesus at the Door Is Pleading
  127. Jesus, Can a Sinful Child
  128. Jesus Evermore Is Calling
  129. Jesus, Guide My Little Feet
  130. Jesus, Help a Sinful Child
  131. Jesus, I Am but a Child
  132. Jesus, I Would Follow Thee
  133. Jesus Is Waiting, Waiting in Sorrow
  134. Jesus, My Savior, to Bethlehem Came
  135. Jesus Now Is Interceding
  136. Jesus, Our Savior, Sovereign Head
  137. Jesus, Savior, Tender Shepherd
  138. Jesus, Savior, Am I Thine
  139. Jesus, Savior, I Am Waiting
  140. Jesus, Savior, Meek and Lowly
  141. Jesus, Thou Didst Love the Children
  142. Jesus, Thou True and Living Bread
  143. Jesus Watches Over Me
  144. Jesus Wondrous Love Possessing
  145. Jesus Yet Is Standing at the Bolted Door
  146. Jewels, Bright Beautiful
  147. Joy to the World, the Savior King
  148. Keys of All Kingdoms to Jesus Belong, The
  149. King Is in Need of Volunteers, The
  150. King of Kings and King of Glory
  151. King of the Day, The
  152. King of Zion Came to Save, The
  153. Kingdom of the Lord, The
  154. Kingdom Shall Endure, The
  155. Lead Me, Blessed Savior
  156. Lead Me, Lead Me, Blessed Savior
  157. Let Every Heart Before the Lord
  158. Let Earth Resound Again
  159. Let Him Come In
  160. Let Me Walk With the Angels
  161. Let the Children and the Youth
  162. Let the Little Lambs Be Fed
  163. Let Us All Together Rise
  164. Let Us Sing of Our Blessed Redeemer
  165. Let Us Sing to the Lord
  166. Let Us Work With Our Might, for the Night
  167. Let Us Work With Our Might
  168. Listen, Children, One and All
  169. Little Bluebirds and Robins
  170. Little by Little the Time Goes By
  171. Little Children Drawing Near
  172. Little Sunbeams in Their Brightness
  173. Little Sunbeams Bright and Gay
  174. Lo What Wondrous Light Is Falling
  175. Long Ago in Days of Old
  176. Long Ago the Blest Redeemer
  177. Look to Jesus Trembling Soul
  178. Lord Is My Shepherd, He Loveth His Sheep, The
  179. Lord Is Risen, the Empty Tomb, The
  180. Lord, Teach a Little Child to Pray
  181. Lord, Teach Me How to Live
  182. Loved One Has Gone With the Savior to Be, A
  183. Loyal to Jesus, Our Savior and King
  184. May Fainting Souls Approach the Lord and Ever Welcome Be
  185. May Fainting Souls Approach the Lord
  186. Merrily Silvery Chiming
  187. Mighty to Save from the Foes That Assail Thee
  188. Morning Is Bright, The
  189. Multitudes, We Gaze in Wonder
  190. My Father, God, Beneath Whose Rod
  191. My Father Hath Riches in Houses and Lands
  192. My Hands I Would Give
  193. My Heart Is Sad and Weary
  194. My House of Clay
  195. My Little Ears Were Made
  196. My Savior God in Thee I Live
  197. My Savior and My God
  198. My Savior and Soul’s Defender
  199. Night and Day for Many, Many Years
  200. No Cup from Any Fountain
  201. Not An Aching Heart Is Yearning
  202. O, Blessed Day, When Our Dear
  203. O Blessed Master, Hear Me
  204. O Blessed Morn That Saw the Lord Arise
  205. O Blessed Redeemer How Wonderful Thy Love
  206. O Blissful Day When from the Skies
  207. O Brother Look to Calvary
  208. O Christ of God, Thou Living Vine
  209. O Cloudless Land Beyond Life’s Sea
  210. O Day of Days the Brightest
  211. O Eden Land, Thy Name So Sweet
  212. O Glory Land, Best Glory Land
  213. O Jesus, Mighty Savior, King
  214. O Mother, I Am Dying
  215. O Pray, Can You Tell Us
  216. O Rock of Refuge
  217. O Savior True
  218. O Sovereign and Ascended Lord
  219. O There Is a Beautiful City
  220. O What Has Jesus Done for Me
  221. O What Hath Jesus Done for Me
  222. O What Wilt Thou Give As a Token of Love
  223. O Whom Will You Meet in That City
  224. O Why Should We Sigh
  225. Of All the Sweet Stories That Ever Were Heard
  226. Oft Amidst the Deepening Shadows
  227. O, Blessed Day of Sacred Rest
  228. O Who Is It Like Jesus by Prophets Foretold
  229. On the Other Side of Jordan
  230. Onward, Ever Onward Haste
  231. Open Bible for the World, An
  232. Our Father in Heaven, We Humbly Would Pray
  233. Our Savior God to Thee
  234. Out on the Wide, Wide Ocean
  235. Pilgrims of Earth, We Are Journeying Home
  236. Praise, Praise the Lord
  237. Precious Is the Savior’s Promise
  238. Redeemed Through Jesus’ Wondrous Love
  239. Redeemer of Zion, Blest Savior
  240. Rejoice, Rejoice, Hosannas Sing
  241. Rejoice, Rejoice, the Lord Most High
  242. Rejoice, Rejoice, the Lord Shall Come
  243. Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring
  244. Running on Errands for Jesus
  245. Sadly We Sing and With Tremulous Breath
  246. Saved, Saved by the Blood of the Lamb
  247. Savior Advocate and Friend
  248. Savior King, I Would Sing
  249. Savior King, I Would Sing
  250. Savior Sought and Found Me, The
  251. Savior Is Standing in Grief at the Door, The
  252. Self Condemned and Unforgiven
  253. Shout, Shout for Joy, a Brighter Down
  254. Sinner, Hast Thou Not a Welcome for Jesus
  255. Some Blessed Day, Down from on High
  256. Some Blessed Day, Jesus
  257. Some Day, but When I Cannot Tell
  258. Something for Jesus, O That I Could Bring
  259. Song, a Song to the Crystal Spring, A
  260. Soul Who Would Find Full Release, The
  261. Speak Kindly and Gently Whenever You Grieve
  262. Spicy Breezes
  263. Standing by the Riverside
  264. Star of Bethlehem
  265. Sun Must Shine to Give Us, The
  266. Swiftly the Years, With Their Hopes and Fears
  267. Take Thy Burden, Onward Haste
  268. Tears, Tears, Bitter Tears May Fall
  269. Tenderly Plead With the Weak and the Wrong
  270. There Are Little Crowns in Heaven
  271. There Is Hope for Hearts Now Aching
  272. There Is Joy With the Angels of Heaven
  273. There Is Something to Do
  274. There Shall Come a Gladsome Day
  275. There’s a Fountain Full and Free
  276. There’s a Happy, Happy Day
  277. There’s a Wonderful, Wonderful Story of Love
  278. There’s Joy With the Angels
  279. They Shall Shine, Ever Shine
  280. They’re Gathering Homeward from Every Land
  281. Thou Who Didst for Sinners Bleed
  282. Though Clouds My Way Obscure
  283. Though Earth and Skies Remove, by and By
  284. Though Rugged and Dreary My Pathway
  285. Through the Gates of That City
  286. Through the Great and Crowded City
  287. Tidings, Blessed Tidings, Hear the Gospel Call
  288. ’Tis a Dark and Gloomy Day
  289. ’Tis a Wonderful Story
  290. ’Tis Not for Pleasure Duty Calls
  291. To God the Father, and the Son
  292. To Jesus I Will Go
  293. To Jesus, Our Savior, Defender
  294. To Redeem Our Sinful Earth
  295. To Thee My Heart Is Turning
  296. To Thy Barred and Bolted Door
  297. Wandering in the Desert Lone
  298. Warmest Welcome We Would Give You
  299. We Are Calling to Duty
  300. We Are Happy, Just As Happy
  301. We Are Out on the Ocean Sailing
  302. We Are Soldiers in the Army (Ray)
  303. We Are Standing on the Threshold
  304. We Greet You With Gladness
  305. We Shall Cross the Restless Tide
  306. We Toil Awhile in Tears Below
  307. We Will Stand for the Right
  308. Welcome the Children in My Name
  309. We’ll Sing of Our Lord Once Crucified
  310. We’ll Sow for a Harvest
  311. We’ll Tell You the Way
  312. What Blest Book to Mortals
  313. What Can the Little Children
  314. What Can the Sinner’s Hardened Heart Subdue
  315. What Can Willing Hands Bring
  316. What Rapturous Songs of Gladness
  317. What Will You Do With Jesus?
  318. What Wilt Thou Give As a Token of Love
  319. Whate’er to Me a Cross May Prove
  320. When Hearts Do Ache With Boding Fears
  321. When I Pass Death’s Chilling Shadows
  322. When in Robes of Light
  323. When in Weariness We Journey
  324. When on the Mountain’s Towering Height
  325. When Our Hearts Are Sad and Aching
  326. When the Golden Summer Sunbeams
  327. When the Judgment Day Shall Come
  328. When the Righteous Are Crowned
  329. When the Sinner Oppressed
  330. When the Stars With Trembling Awe
  331. Where Shall Sin Sick Souls Find a Cure
  332. Wherever Thoughts May Wander
  333. While Along Life’s Road You Journey
  334. While Sailing Over Life’s Stormy Seas
  335. Who May to Jesus Unbosom
  336. Who Shall Sing of Victory
  337. Why in Tears Through the Years
  338. Will You Come, Will You Come
  339. Will You Do What You Can
  340. With Us, Lord, Forever Dwelling
  341. Wonderful Savior, Redeemer
  342. Wonderful Star, The
  343. Workers and Willing Workers
  344. Would You Find the Way to Heaven
  345. Would You Walk and Talk With Angels
  346. Wouldst Thou Be Saved from Sin
  347. Wouldst Thou Share the Savior’s Blessing
  348. Write It on the Grog Shop Door
  349. Ye Friends of the Blessed Redeemer
  350. Ye Shall Be My Witnesses unto Me
  351. Ye Shall Be Witnesses unto Me
  352. Yes, for Me, for Me He Careth
  353. Zion’s Delight in Her Savior Redeemer