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Composer: J. Albert Jeffery

Born: October 26, 1855, Plymouth, England. Died: June 4, 1929, Brookline, Massachusetts. Jeffery (sometimes misspelled as Jeffrey) began playing the organ at St. Anne’s Cathedral in Plymouth at age 14, taking over his father’s position. He emigrated to America in 1876 and settled in Albany, New York. He developed a chorus and directed the music at St. Agnes School, and played the organ at the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral. He left for Yonkers, New York, in 1893, and served at the First Presbyterian Church. Later, he taught music at the New England Conservatory.  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: J. Albert Jeffery (1886)
Incipit: 55556 51736 55667
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #568
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #166
Text: Ancient of Days
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1482
Text: Father of Lights
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #568Tune InfoScoreAudio
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #208
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #83
Small Church Music #1300Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #166TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1482TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #46Page Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #37TextAudio
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #352
Include 53 pre-1979 instances