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