Gloria Lee Sickal Gaither (March 4, 1942 - )

Gloria Gaither

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Gloria Sickal Gaither and husband Bill Gaither have written more than 600 Gospel songs. Gloria contributed the lyrics to classics like "Because He Lives," "Something About That Name," and "The King Is Coming." At least twenty of their songs have received Dove Awards. In 2000, to recognize their contribution to the world of Gospel Music, she and Bill received the prestigious Songwriters of the Century Award from ASCAP.

Gloria was a member of the Bill Gaither Trio, recording more than sixty albums. She has written a dozen musicals, including Alleluia, A Praise Gathering for Believers and Then Came the Morning. She has also written scripts for the Gaither Homecoming Series and authored more than twenty books on Christian themes.


Dove Awards:
Song Of The Year - "Because He Lives" (co-written with Bill Gaither) (1974); "Upon This Rock" (co-written with Dony McGuire) (1985); "In The Name Of The Lord" (co-written with Phil McHugh and Sandi Patty) (1987)
Songwriter of the Year (1986)
Worship Song Of The Year: "Because He Lives (Amen)" (co-written with Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, and Bill Gaither) (2015)

GMA Hall Of Fame (1997)

SGMA Hall Of Fame (2005)

Solo Discography

1971 Let's Talk About Something Beautiful (Heart Warming Records/HWS 3110): Something Beautiful; If You Had Been There; Disparity; Diggin'; 12/24/69; Instant Obedience; Page From The Diary; Turn The Church On; Let's Talk About Saints; Mom Hartwell; Dear Julie; Sister Hill; Found In The Field; Just For A Day; What Is A Tree.

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

A Little Bit Of Sunshine
A Parade Of Miracles
Abide In Me
All The Glory Belongs To Jesus
All The Time
All Things Are Possible
Angels Hover Near You
Because He Lives
Between The Cross And Heaven
But I Need You More
Center Of My Joy
Changed By A Baby Boy
Child You're Forgiven
Christmas In Indiana
Created In His Image
Dream On
Even So Lord Jesus Come
Every Eye Shall See
Eyes Have Not Seen Ears Have Not Heard
Feeling At Home In The Presence Of Jesus
Forgiven Again
Free To Go Home
Gentle Shepherd
Give It Away
Go Ask
God Loves To Talk To Little Boys While They're Fishing
God's Grace Sufficient
Going Home
He Started The Whole World Singing
He Touched Me
His Will
Home Of Your Dreams
I Believe, Help Thou Mine Unbelief
I Believe In A Hill Called Mount Calvary
I Came To Praise The Lord
I Could Never Outlove The Lord
I Do Believe
I Heard It First On The Radio
I Just Can't Make It By Myself
I Lost It All To Find Everything
I Pledge My Allegiance
I Thank My God
I Then Shall Live
I Walked Today Where Jesus Walks
I Will Go On
I Will Serve Thee
I Wish You
If It Keeps Gettin' Better
I'll Meet You On The Mountain
I'll Worship Only At The Feet Of Jesus
I'm Free
I'm Gonna Sing
In God's Tomorrow
In The Name Of The Lord
It Is Finished
It Keeps Getting Better And Better
It Will Be Worth It All
It Won't Rain Always
It's Just Like My Lord
It's Not About Now
I've Been On The Mountain
Jesus And John Wayne
Jesus Is Lord Of All
Jesus We Just Want To Thank You
Joy Comes In The Morning
Joy In The Camp
Just Because Of You
Leave It All On The Altar
Let Freedom Ring
Let's Just Praise The Lord
Loving God Loving Each Other
More Of You
More Than Ever
My Faith Still Holds
My Father's Angels
Next Time We Meet
No Greater Love
No Unknown Soldiers
Not By Might, Not By Power
Oh The Precious Blood Of Jesus
Out Of Bondage
Peace Shall Come
Praise Be To Jesus
Praise You
Redeeming Love
Right Place Right Time
Seek And Ye Shall Find
Since Jesus Passed By
Sinner Saved By Grace
Some Things I Must Tell The Children
Something Beautiful
Something Worth Living For
Songs That Answer Questions
Tell Me
Tell Me That Name Again
Thanks To Calvary
That Resurrection Morn
That's Worth Everything
The Church Triumphant
The Diff'rence Is In Me
The Family Of God
The Heavens Declare The Glory Of God
The King Is Coming
The Longer I Serve Him
The Manger And The Cross
The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference
The Stage Is Bare
The World Didn't Give It To Me
Then He Bowed His Head And Died
Then Came The Morning
Then He Said Sing
There's Always A Place At The Table
There's Something About That Name
They That Sow In Tears
Things That Last Forever
Think On The Good Things
This Is The Time I Must Sing
This Same Jesus
Through My Tears
Two Prayers
We Are Persuaded
We Are So Blessed
We Have This Moment Today
We'll Be There
When Did I Start To Love You
When Jesus Breaks The Morning
When The Rains Come
Whenever We Agree Together
Why Should I Worry
Why Should I Worry Or Fret
You Might Forget The Singer But You Won't Forget The Song

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