Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: I Would be a GathererFirst Line: I would be a gatherer, winning precious soulsTune Title: [I would be a gatherer, winning precious souls]Author: Mrs. Frank A. BreckScripture: Matthew 12:30Date: 1908