C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her.
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: The Pearl of Great PriceFirst Line: There is a gift of wondrous priceTune Title: PEKANBARUAuthor: Birdie BellMeter: 87.87 DSource: Goodly Pearls, by John R. Sweney & John J. Hood (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1875), number 1