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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

Tunes by Alfred B. Smith (71)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
[A debt of love I owe to Jesus]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[Are you sad and lonely]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[At the cross I was kneeling] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)234565 51712 23215
[At the Name of Jesus] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)212316 51171 24432
BE THOU EXALTEDAlfred B. Smith, 1916-2001 (Composer)433211 33213 22217
[Beyond life's sunset hills]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[Bring another friend or brother]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[Come, let us join our cheerful songs] (53111)Alfred B. Smith (Arranger)154311 32123 23451
[For God so loved the world] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith, 1916- (Composer)3053323 43321 26176
[God hath not promised skies always blue] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)451233 32125 71244
[A pilgrim was I and a wandering]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)3251113 21611 12222
[He bore it all for me]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[He holds my hand, this wonderful Savior]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[He's no longer a stranger]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[He's preparing a place for me]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[His name above all other names] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)251122 34543 12715
[How sweet to hide ourselves away] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[I am hiding in the cleft of the Rock]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[I am my Beloved's and He is mine]Alfred B. Smith (Composer (attributed to))111111 12332 11777
[I do not know what lies ahead]Alfred B Smith (Composer)255335 54252 12235
[I fell in love with Jesus]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)3
[I find my all in Jesus]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
I KNOW A FOUNTAlfred B. Smith (Arranger)112235 54321 34456
[I know who holds the future]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)1
[I love my Savior, my precious Savior]Alfred B. Smith (Arranger)2
[Begone, vain world, thou hast no charms for me]Alfred B. Smith (Arranger)151234 33212 15123
[I'm going higher, yes higher someday]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[I'm rejoicing in the Lord for what He's done for me]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[In dreams in vain I've tried to trace]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)3
WIR PFLÜGENAlfred B. Smith (Adapter)151155 31543 21556
[I've learned to know a name I highly treasure] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)251233 33511 76724
[Jesus can keep little children]A. B. Smith (Arranger)234451 23334 32232
[Jesus gave her water that was not in the well]A. B. S. (Arranger)111223 54332 21334
[Jesus is counting on you]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[Jesus said, Let not your heart be troubled]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[Jesus saves and keeps and satisfies every day]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
FRANCONIA (55433)Alfred B. Smith (Arranger)155433 24432 35567
[Joy is dwelling in my heart]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[Lift up thy head O toiling saint]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[Lift up your eyes weary traveler]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[Lord, help me live from day to day] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)311234 31222 34542
CHAUTAUQUA (Sherwin)Alfred B. Smith (Arranger)111165 45111 65457
[Lord, with glowing heart I'd praise Thee] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)313556 65313 55432
[My Savior has freed me from sin]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)155453 45666 56176
[Neither do I condemn thee] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)233232 11511 17132
[O my soul, bless thou Jehovah] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)251332 11723 44323
[Oft there comes a gentle whisper over me stealing]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)234555 56567 15112
[Peace, peace is flooding my soul]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[Praise the Lord! I know He's able]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
QUIET HOURAlfred B. Smith, 1916- (Arranger)533321 14443 25543
[Savior, I come to Thee] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[Show me Thy way, O Lord and make it plain] (Smith)A. B. S. (Composer)2
[Somewhere beyond the blue there's a mansion for me]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)4
[Speak just a word for Jesus] (Towner)A. B. S. (Arranger)133343 27117 64333
[Study to show thyself approved unto God] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)211233 21556 53543
SURSUM CORDA (Smith)Alfred M. Smith, 1879-1971 (Composer)113543 21221 56716
[The gift of everlasting life is mine today]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[The Lord has done great things for us whereof we are glad]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)251133 56543 21251
[The Lord is good]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)353333 21171 25444
[The Savior came from heaven to die on Calvary]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)4
[There is a name from Heaven given]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)253451 21761 16765
[There’s a City with foundations just beyond the sunset glow]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[There's a deep, settled peace in my soul]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)3
[There's a light in the window of heaven]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)556533 46655 54333
[There's no one ever loved me like Jesus]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[We may sound the depths of all the might oceans]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2
[What though the way be lonely] (Smith)Alfred B. Smith (Composer)411232 17222 3453
[When you feel weakest, dangers surround] (Booth)Alfred B. Smith (Arranger)154565 53216 56765
[Why worry when you can pray?]Al Smith (Composer)453533 21161 11655
[With eternity's values in view, Lord]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)734545 61235 55461
[Wonderful the Savior's invitation]Alfred B. Smith (Composer)2

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