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W. T. Giffe

W. T. Giffe
Short Name: W. T. Giffe
Full Name: Giffe, W. T. (William Thomas), 1848-1926
Birth Year: 1848
Death Year: 1926

Born: June 28, 1848, Port­land, In­di­a­na.
Died: Ju­ly 13, 1926, Se­at­tle, Wash­ing­ton.
Buried: Mount Hope Cem­e­te­ry, Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na.

Giffe grew up in Coll­ege Cor­ners, In­di­a­na (near Port­land), and served in the Army dur­ing the clos­ing days of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war. Af­ter the war, he at­tend­ed Li­ber Coll­ege, and stu­died law for two years. While in col­lege, he was a mem­ber of the col­lege glee club, and took les­sons in the col­lege sing­ing school. Lat­er, he stu­died with teach­ers such as J. W. Suff­ern, George Root, Lu­ther Em­er­son, Ho­ra­tio Pal­mer, and Hen­ry Perk­ins.

Giffe had a fine bar­i­tone voice, and was in de­mand as a con­cert sing­er. He soon be­came pop­u­lar as a chor­us di­rect­or and con­ven­tion con­duct­or. His first book for sing­ing schools was New Fa­vo­rite, which sold thou­sands of co­pies. The Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny of Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts, pub­lished ma­ny of his ear­ly works, but Giffe went on to form his own pub­lish­ing house, the Home Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, in Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na. He al­so ed­it­ed the Home Mu­sic Jour­nal for sev­er­al years. Lat­er, Giffe be­came su­per­vis­or of mu­sic in the pub­lic schools in his home town. And he was one of three men se­lect­ed to de­liv­er an ad­dress in Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na, at the me­mor­i­al ser­vic­es for as­sas­sin­at­ed pre­si­dent Will­iam Mc­Kin­ley.

Giffe and his wife Nan­cy had no child­ren. His works in­clude:
The Bril­liant, 1874
Crown of Gold, with Frank Da­vis (Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na: Home Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, 1892)
The New Deal, with Lou­is Eich­horn (Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na: Home Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, 1898)
A Prac­ti­cal Course in Har­mo­ny and Mu­sic­al Com­po­si­tion


Texts by W. T. Giffe (62)sort descendingAsInstances
All the bells of heaven go ringing when a soul returnsW. T. G. (Author)3
Are your lamps all brightly burningW. T. G. (Author)4
Be valiant soldiers of the LordW. T. G. (Author (3rd stanza))1
By and by, the mists shall all be clearedW. T. Giffe (Author)5
Cadets of temperance, hear ye the callW. T. Giffe (Author)2
Cheer up weary heart, with joyW. T. G. (Author)4
Christian, thy night may be longW. T. Giffe (Author)5
Come, let us sing of fount and spring What drink with water can compareW. T. Giffe (Author)5
Come, ye blessed of my Father (Giffe)W. T. G. (Author)6
Do we follow Jesus trulyW. T. Giffe (Author)2
Father, I come to thee, in my humilityW. T. Giffe (Author)5
Hark! hear the Christmas bells!W. T. Giffe (Author)2
Ho, everyone that thirsteth, come and drinkW. T. Giffe (Author)9
I am looking tonight at the stars so brightW. T. Giffe (Author)3
I do believe that Jesus hearsW. T. G. (Author)2
I know that my Redeemer lives although he died on CW. T. Giffe (Author)2
I love the name of Jesus (Giffe)W. T. Giffe (Author)3
I would bathe in the fountain of the love of JesusW. T. Giffe (Author)5
I'll not give up the BibleW. T. Giffe (Author)8
In heaven above, in that land of loveW. T. Giffe (Author)1
In peace I lay me down and sleepW. T. Giffe (Author)2
In that city eternal what joys to be toldW. T. G. (Author (v. 3))1
In the Lamb's book of life that is keptW. T. Giffe (Author)14
In the loving care of JesusW. T. Giffe (Author)3
Trust and obeyW. T. G. (Author)2
Jesus, wilt thou guard the slumberW. T. G. (Author)7
Like a shepherd, his flock he'll feedW. T. Giffe (Author)3
Nearer the crystal sea, nearer eternityW. T. G. (Author)4
Nearing the crystal seaW. T. Giffe (Author)2
New pearls of song for Jesus we bringW. T. Giffe (Author)1
Night has let her sable curtain fallW. T. Giffe (Author)2
O spirit of song, go forthW. T. Giffe (Author)2
O wonderful place where Jesus prayedW. T. Giffe (Author)5
O wonderful prayer that Jesus prayedW. T. Giffe (Author)5
O I love to hear the storyW. T. G. (Author)4
O the coming of the KingW. T. G. (Author)3
Onward and upward, go forth in thy mightW. T. Giffe (Author)8
Over hill, over daleW. T. Giffe (Author)2
Ring, glad bells, O, ring your joyful layW. T. G. (Author)1
Salvation, O the joyful sound!W. T. Giffe (Author (Chorus))1
Send a shout along the lineW. T. G. (Author)5
Send out the life-boatW. T. G. (Author)2
She is waiting by the riverW. T. G. (Author)1
Slowly where the winds are swellingW. T. Giffe (Author)2
Tell the joyful tidings far and wideW. T. Giffe (Author)3
The Lord of life and glory knocksW. T. Giffe (Author)3
The way of the Lord is bestW. T. G. (Author)5
There is a place I love to goW. T. G. (Author)2
There's sunshine and love in my soul todayW. T. G. (Author)3
They tell me of a man of oldW. T. G. (Author)3
Though we're tossed on life's rough oceanW. T. Giffe (Author)2
Under the shadow of his wing let me hideW. T. Giffe (Author)6
Up above the stars where the angels dwellW. T. G. (Author)4
We are almost homeW. T. G. (Author)2
We are children of a King, a heavenly KingW. T. G. (Author)2
We are marching home to ZionW. T. Giffe (Author)6
We read in sacred storyW. T. G. (Author (3rd stanza))1
We'll gather from the eastW. T. Giffe (Author)3
We'll shout aloud through all the landW. T. Giffe (Author)3
When the last farewell is spokenW. T. Giffe (Author)3
When the last gospel message is toldW. T. Giffe (Author)2
With a song on our lips and a prayerW. T. G. (Author)2

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