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

October 6, 1945, Catskill, New York.

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


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. Gospel Call, The
  22. Graves
  23. Green Hill
  24. He Is Near
  25. Holiness
  26. Home on High, A
  27. I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  28. Ickenham
  29. Impatient Heart, Be Still
  30. In the Hollow of His Hand
  31. In the Secret of His Presence
  32. Ipanema
  33. Jamaica Bay
  34. Janet
  35. Jesus, I Come
  36. Jesus Is Tenderly Calling You Home
  37. Juneau
  38. Junkin
  39. Just a Little Help from You
  40. Kinross
  41. Lagos
  42. Lamb Is the Light Thereof, The
  43. Las Vegas
  44. Life in the Loom
  45. Look Up! Ye Weary Ones
  46. Luanda
  47. Lydia
  48. Marylebone
  49. Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?
  50. Natchitoches
  51. O House of Many Mansions
  52. Only a Little While
  53. Phuket
  54. Prodigal Son, The
  55. Redeemed of the Lord, The
  56. Rest I Will Give You
  57. Rickman
  58. Riyadh
  59. Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing
  60. Sialkot
  61. Sierra Vista
  62. Silver Cord
  63. Singing All the Time
  64. Some Sweet Morn
  65. St. Chavara
  66. Thanks to God
  67. There Is Never a Day So Dreary
  68. This Is the Day of Toil
  69. Throw Out the Life-Line
  70. Tirunelveli
  71. Truehearted, Wholehearted, Faithful and Loyal
  72. Trust On!
  73. Trusting in Thee
  74. Wait
  75. We Shall Be Like Him
  76. What Will You Do with Jesus?
  77. Who Will My Disciple Be?
  78. Wonderful Love
  79. Ye Must Be Born Again
  80. Young Men in Christ the Lord