Alfred B. Smith

Short Name: Alfred B. Smith
Full Name: Smith, Alfred B. (Alfred Barnerd), 1916-2001
Birth Year: 1916
Death Year: 2001

Used pseudonym B. C. Laurelton


In 1930, he began playing on radio broadcasts in Jersey City, New Jersey, on "The Old Fashioned Gospel Hour." After meeting Wendell P. Loveless, Alfred enrolled at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and became a member of the WMBI staff.

During service as Minister of Music at The Church of the Open Door in Philadelphia, he taught at The Philadelphia School of the Bible in the fall of 1938. During that year, he wrote "For God So Loved the World" after visiting the ninety-four year-old hymn writer George C. Stebbins.

Smith met Billy Graham when they were both students at Wheaton College. During their long collaboration, they founded Singspiration in 1941.

After graduating from Wheaton, Smith, Graham, and George Beverly Shea started "Youth for Christ" in Chicago.

--Daniel Mahraun (from

Texts by Alfred B. Smith (34)sort descendingAsInstances
Beyond life's sunset hillsA. B. S. (Author)2
He bore it all for meA. B. S. (Author)2
He holds my hand, this wonderful SaviorA. B. S. (Author)2
He's no longer a strangerA. B. S. (Author)2
He's preparing a place for meA. B. S. (Author)2
I am hiding in the cleft of the RockA. B. S. (Author)2
I do not know what lies aheadAlfred B Smith (Author)1
I fell in love with Jesus, At the cross of CalvaryAlfred B. Smith (Author)2
I find my all in JesusA. B. S. (Author)2
I know who holds the future, And I know he holds my handAlfred B. Smith (Author)1
I was a sinner lost, bowed down with sinAlfred B. Smith (Author)2
Jesus saves and keeps and satisfies every dayA. B. S. (Author)2
Joy is dwelling in my heartA. B. S. (Author)2
Men's hearts today are failingAlfred B. Smith (Author)2
Neither do I condemn thee, Oh hear the voice of the SaviorA. B. S. (Author)2
Oft there comes a gentle whisper o'er meRev. A. B. Smith (Author)1
Once by the sin of the world I was boundAlfred B. Smith (Author)4
Peace, peace is flooding my soulA. B. S. (Author)2
Praise the Lord! I know He's ableA. B. S. (Author)2
Savior, I come to Thee, Cleanse me, and set me freeA. B. S. (Author)2
Show me Thy way, O Lord, And make it plainAlfred B. Smith (Alterer)1
Somewhere beyond the blue there's a mansion for meA. B. S. (Author)4
Study to show thyself approved unto GodAlfred B. Smith (Author)1
A pilgrim was I, and a-wand'ring,Alfred B. Smith (Paraphraser)26
The gift of everlasting life is mine todayA. B. S. (Author)2
The Lord has done great things for us whereof we are gladAlfred B. Smith (Author)1
The Lord is good. Tell it wherever you goA. B. S. (Author)3
There's a beautiful Rose ever bloomingAlfred B. Smith (Author)3
There's a deep, settled peace in my soulA. B. S. (Author)3
There's no one ever loved me like JesusA. B. S. (Author)2
We may sound the depths of all the might oceansA. B. S. (Author)2
When you feel weakest, dangers surroundA. B. S. (Editor)1
With eternity's values in view, LordA. B. S. (Author)7
Yo fui peregrino errabundoAlfred Smith (Author)3

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