Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 26, 1846, East Carl­ton, New York.

Died: Oc­to­ber 6, 1945, Cat­skill, New York.

Buried: Maple Lawn Cem­e­tery, Kew Gar­dens, Brook­lyn, 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, and 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. Christ Is Risen!
  5. Come, Come Away!
  6. Come to the Fountain
  7. Coming of His Feet, The
  8. Eye Hath Not Seen
  9. Friend
  10. Fully Trusting
  11. Gather Them In
  12. God Holds the Key
  13. Green Hill
  14. He Is Near
  15. Holiness
  16. Impatient Heart, Be Still
  17. In the Secret of His Presence
  18. Janet
  19. Jesus, I Come
  20. Jesus Is Tenderly Calling You Home
  21. Junkin
  22. Just a Little Help from You
  23. Life in the Loom
  24. Look Up! Ye Weary Ones
  25. Lydia
  26. Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?
  27. Prodigal Son, The
  28. Saved by Grace
  29. Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing
  30. Singing All the Time
  31. Some Sweet Morn
  32. Thanks to God (Stebbins)
  33. Throw Out the Life-Line
  34. Truehearted, Wholehearted, Faithful and Loyal
  35. Trusting in Thee
  36. What Will You Do with Jesus?
  37. Wonderful Love
  38. Ye Must Be Born Again