1879–1966
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Jan­u­a­ry 20, 1879, Ly­ons, Kan­sas.

No­vem­ber 1, 1966, In­gle­wood, Ca­li­for­nia.

In­gle­wood Park Ce­me­te­ry, In­gle­wood, Ca­li­for­nia.

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After or­di­na­tion, Reitz pas­tored at the First Bap­tist Church, Ber­lin, Wis­con­sin (1918–21); the Rose­hill Bap­tist Church, Los An­ge­les, Ca­li­for­nia; and the Fair­view Heights Bap­tist Church, In­gle­wood, Ca­li­for­nia (1926–52). He wrote ov­er 100 Gos­pel songs in his life­time.

One of his ac­quaint­anc­es, Jack Clif­ford, tells this sto­ry:

He told me Jack, re­mem­ber that God is able to sus­tain you in all times. He then went on to tell me (a young as­pir­ing preach­er) that he had preached a ser­mon on Sun­day, bur­ied his wife on Mon­day, and his daught­er on Tues­day. It has always stuck with me.

He called him­self an oc­to­ge­ra­ni­um.

  1. By the Way of Re­deem­ing Love
  2. Coming Again
  3. His Blood Availed for Me
  4. Oh, Won­der­ful Love!
  5. Praise Ye Je­ho­vah
  6. Shepherd of Love, The
  7. Teach Me to Pray
  8. There’ll Be Light in the Val­ley
  9. ’Twas a Glad Day When Je­sus Found Me
  10. Wonderful, Un­fail­ing Friend
  1. His Migh­ty Hand

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