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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