1846-1945
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February 26, 1846, East Carlton (near Kendall), New York.

October 6, 1945, Catskill, New York.

Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, Queens, New York.

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Stebbins studied music in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, then became a singing teacher. Around 1869, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, to join the Lyon and Healy Music Company. He also became the music director at the First Baptist Church in Chicago. It was in Chicago that he met the leaders in the Gospel music field, such as George Root, Philip Bliss, & Ira Sankey.

At age 28, Stebbins moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he became music director at the Claredon Street Baptist Church; the pastor there was Adoniram Gordon. Two years later, Stebbins became music director at Tremont Temple in Boston. Shortly thereafter, he became involved in evangelism campaigns with Moody and others. Around 1900, Stebbins spent a year as an evangelist in India, Egypt, Italy, Palestine, France and England. His works include:

  1. Adelaide
  2. Assiut
  3. Be a Ray of Sunshine
  4. Ben Avon
  5. Bilbao
  6. Buena Vista
  7. Burundi
  8. Come, Come Away!
  9. Come to the Fountain
  10. Coming of His Feet, The
  11. Concord
  12. Day-Star Hath Risen, The
  13. Delaware Water Gap
  14. Duisburg
  15. Eskridge
  16. Eye Hath Not Seen
  17. Friend
  18. Fully Trusting
  19. Gather Them In
  20. Gatwick
  21. Glad Tidings, My Brother, for You
  22. Gospel Call, The
  23. Graves
  24. Green Hill
  25. Guayaquil
  26. He Is Near
  27. Holiness
  28. Home on High, A
  29. I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  30. Ickenham
  31. Impatient Heart, Be Still
  32. In the Hollow of His Hand
  33. In the Secret of His Presence
  34. Ipanema
  35. Jamaica Bay
  36. Janet
  37. Jesus, I Come
  38. Jesus Is Tenderly Calling You Home
  39. Juneau
  40. Junkin
  41. Just a Little Help from You
  42. Kinross
  43. Lagos
  44. Lamb Is the Light Thereof, The
  45. Las Vegas
  46. Life in the Loom
  47. Look Up! Ye Weary Ones
  48. Luanda
  49. Lydia
  50. Marylebone
  51. Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?
  52. Natchitoches
  53. Not Try, but Trust
  54. O House of Many Mansions
  55. Only a Little While
  56. Phuket
  57. Prepare to Meet Thy God
  58. Prodigal Son, The
  59. Redeemed of the Lord, The
  60. Rest I Will Give You
  61. Rickman
  62. Riyadh
  63. Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing
  64. Sialkot
  65. Sierra Vista
  66. Silver Cord
  67. Singing All the Time
  68. Some Other Day
  69. Some Sweet Morn
  70. St. Chavara
  71. Thanks to God
  72. There Is Never a Day So Dreary
  73. This Is the Day of Toil
  74. Throw Out the Life-Line
  75. Tirunelveli
  76. Truehearted, Wholehearted, Faithful and Loyal
  77. Trust On!
  78. Trusting in Thee
  79. Wait
  80. We Shall Be Like Him
  81. What Will You Do with Jesus?
  82. Who Will My Disciple Be?
  83. Wonderful Love
  84. Ye Must Be Born Again
  85. Young Men in Christ the Lord