Gaither, Gloria (Sickal)
b Battle Creek, Michigan, USA 1942; graduated from Anderson Coll in French, English and Sociology. She met Bill (see next entry) while teaching in high school, and their joint songwriting virtually ended their educational careers. Together they have written (and performed in concert) several hundred gospel songs, many of them recorded by leading popular singers and continuing the N American tradition of this genre exemplified earlier by Bliss and Sankey. The Baptist Hymnal from N America in 1991 includes 5 of her texts; some of these have made headway in the UK, notably the one included here. No.895.