Paul Rader › Tunes

Paul Rader
Short Name: Paul Rader
Full Name: Rader, Paul, 1879-1938
Birth Year: 1879
Death Year: 1938

Rader was one of the most powerful evangelistic preachers of the early 20th Century. He described himself as an ex-bellboy, ex-cowboy, ex-prospector, ex-football player, and ex-pugilist.

He was pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois (1915–21), and followed founder Albert Simpson as president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (1920–23). He also founded the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle in 1922 and pastored it for 11 years.

Rader wrote many Gospel song lyrics and a few tunes, and was instrumental in founding of the Tabernacle Publishing Company.

Rader was a pioneer of Christian broadcasting, as well: In the early 1920’s, the beginning days of radio, station WBBM in Chicago, Illinois, closed every Sunday. Rader received permission to use the studios, and for several years ran a 14-hour Christian program every Sunday. Rader called his station within a station WJBT (Where Jesus Blesses Thousands).

--© Cyber Hymnal™ (

Wikipedia Biography

Daniel Paul Rader (August 24, 1879 – July 19, 1938) was an influential evangelist in the Chicago area during the early 20th century and was America's first nationwide radio preacher. He was senior pastor of the renowned Moody Church from 1915 to 1921 and was also the second president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Rev. Rader also published a novel, , which was about Hollywood as the sin center of America. Rader's great-nephew, also named Paul Rader, served as General of the Salvation Army, and President of Asbury University.

Tunes by Paul Rader (22)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
[All the doors on earth are open]Paul Rader (Composer)4
[All things work together for good] (Rader)Paul Rader (Composer)2
[Buried with Christ and raised with Him too] (Rader)Paul Rader (Composer)2
[Come in, come in, O tide of grace]Paul Rader (Composer)2
[Down from the glories of Heaven]Paul Rader (Composer)1032171 21566 61651
[Glorious is the gospel message]Paul Rader (Composer)2
[Jesus my Savior I would see]Paul Rader (Composer)3
[Jesus, Savior; blessed Bridegroom]Paul Rader (Composer)2
[Lord Jesus, there above]Paul Rader (Composer)2
[Mary beheld Him, and Master! cried]Paul Rader (Composer)353212 35566 61213
[My Savior, Thou hast offered rest] (Rader)Paul Rader (Composer)235653 42336 65455
[No more need fear, and no more need doubting]Paul Rader (Composer)553451 17653 42345
[O hear now His word]Paul Rader (Composer)2
[Often my heart longed to pray]Paul Rader (Composer)3
ONLY BELIEVEPaul Rader (Composer)4755453 33323 55676
[Over there where the heathen are dying]Paul Rader (Composer)832112 35432 43271
[Spirit, now melt and move]Paul Rader (Composer)253532 32165 32565
[Struggle not with thoughts of fitness]Paul Rader (Composer)2
TABERNACLE (Rader)Paul Rader (Composer)2556532 17656 51232
[The Lord is my Shepherd unfailing]Paul Rader (Composer)2
[Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God]Paul Rader (Composer)3
[When Jesus no longer stands preciously nigh]Paul Rader (Composer)417444 67533 33532

Data Sources

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us