David Gates wrote songs for multiple artists, as well as the band Bread.

Click here for a rare live recording of "Make it with you", a song he wrote for his wife, first released on "On the Waters" in 1970 see Ecclesiastes 11:1

David Gates – Do you believe he's comin' (1973)

Famous singer-songwriter with Bread many years ago.

According to a 1996 article in People, Gates has remained married to high school sweetheart Jo Rita since 1959. Together they raised four children: three lawyers and a cardiothoracic surgeon. Gates, who studied the cattle ranching business while touring with Bread, purchased a 1,400-acre (570 ha) cattle ranch financed by royalties he earned during his time with the band. According to Malcolm C. Searles’ Facebook page, he lives happily with his wife in Mount Vernon, Washington, enjoying his retirement.

Almighty Nation what's this in the air
No explanation but still it is there
You hear the talk from the people you meet
To meet the people just go down on the street

And they believe He's comin'
Yes they believe He's comin'

So many people confused and afraid
Too many shy from commitments they made
The change of values and moral decay
The damn foundation is slipping away

But I believe He's comin'
Yes I believe He's comin'

Hey lighty-lie do you dare prophesy
Do you believe that the millions will die
A single nation encamped all around
And what will come if her knees hit the ground

Do you believe He's comin'
Dare not believe He's comin'

So now it's time to get ready they say
The time of judgement is not far away
And if the meek shall inherit the earth
Look at yourself brother what are you worth

Do you believe He's comin'
Like I believe He's comin'

Do you believe He's comin'
Dare not believe He's comin'

Dare not believe!