Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns.
Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >
Display Title: I am thinking of friends (What are they doing in heaven?)First Line: I am thinking of friends whom I used to knowTune Title: [I am thinking of friends whom I used to know]Author: Charles A. TindleyDate: 2006
Display Title: What Are They Doing in Heaven?First Line: I am thinking of friends whom I used to knowTune Title: [I am thinking of friends whom I used to know]Author: C. A. T.Date: 1981Subject: Hymns |