I Will Serve Thee

Author: Gloria Gaither

Gloria Gaither (born March 4, 1942) is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. She is the wife of Bill Gaither and also sang in the Bill Gaither Trio, one of the most influential groups in recent Christian music. She was born Gloria Lee Sickal in 1942 in Michigan, a daughter of pastor Lee Sickal and Dorothy Sickal. She spent most of her childhood and high school career in the Battle Creek area of Michigan, working a brief time for the Kellogg Company. When Sickal graduated from high school, she attended Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. There, she triple majored in English, French, and Sociology. Upon her graduation, she took a job at Alexandria Monroe High School as a French teacher. There, she met Bill Ga… Go to person page >

Author: Bill Gaither

William (Bill) J. Gaither is an American singer and songwriter of southern gospel and Contemporary Christian Music. Besides having written numerous popular Christian songs with his wife, Gloria, he is also known for performing as part of the Bill Gaither Trio, and the Gaither Vocal Band. In the 1990s, his career (as well as the careers of other southern gospel artists) gained a resurgence as the popularity of the Gaither Homecoming series grew. Bill Gaither was born in Alexandria, Indiana, around 35 miles northeast of Indianapolis, in 1936, the son of George and Lela Gaither. He formed his first group, the Bill Gaither Trio (consisting of Bill, his sister Mary Ann and brother Danny), in 1956 while a college student at Anderson College. A… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will serve Thee because I love Thee
Title: I Will Serve Thee
Author: Gloria Gaither
Author: Bill Gaither
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Copyright: © Copyright 1969 William J. Gaither, Inc. All rights controlled by Gaither Copyright Management.

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Instances

Instances (4)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #377TextImage
Celebration Hymnal #660Image
Sing Joyfully #499TextImage
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #446