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Make Me a Blessing

Author: Ira B. Wilson Meter: with refrain Appears in 83 hymnals First Line: Out in the highways and byways of life Refrain First Line: Make me a blessing, Make me a blessing Topics: Benevolence; Dedication of Life; Stewardship of Life and Talents

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

Author: Thomas Ken Meter: Appears in 966 hymnals First Line: Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Ken) Lyrics: Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. Baptist Hymnal , 1991

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Author: Robert Robinson Meter: with refrain Appears in 2,079 hymnals First Line: Come, Thou Fount of ev'ry blessing Refrain First Line: I am bound for the kingdom Lyrics: Thou Fount of ev'ry blessing, Tune my heart ... Used With Tune: WARRENTON


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Composer: Edwin O. Excell Meter: with refrain Appears in 130 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 33345 55343 42345 Used With Text: Count Your Blessings


Composer: Johann Crüger; Felix Mendelssohn; Phillip E. Allen Meter: Irregular Appears in 330 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 55566 53432 32155 Used With Text: Now Thank We All Our God
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Composer: John Hatton, c.1710-1793 Meter: Appears in 862 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 13456 71765 55565 Used With Text: I Know That My Redeemer Lives


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Blessed Fountain of Blood

Author: D. O. T. Hymnal: Timeless Truths #244 Meter: First Line: There is a blessed fount of blood Lyrics: ... Beneath its cleansing tide. Refrain: Blessed fountain of blood, I have ... soul. 2 There is a blessed fount of blood, ’Tis streaming ... . [Refrain] 3 There is a blessed fount of blood, Whose virtue ... . [Refrain] 4 There is a blessed fount of blood, Which gladdens ... Topics: Blood Scripture: Zechariah 13:1 Tune Title: [There is a blessed fount of blood]

Back to the Blessed Old Bible

Author: D. O. T. Hymnal: Timeless Truths #1030 Meter: with refrain Lyrics: 1 Back to the blessed old Bible, Back to ... . Refrain: Back to the blessed old Bible, Back to the ... .” 2 Back to the blessed old Bible, Saints of ... [Refrain] 3 Back to the blessed old Bible, Leaving confusion and ... Refrain] 4 Back to the blessed old Bible, Back at the ... Scripture: Isaiah 35:10 Tune Title: [Back to the blessed old Bible]

He's Blessing Me

Author: Norris O. Garner Hymnal: Total Praise #371 (2011) First Line: The Lord is blessing me, blessing me right now Refrain First Line: He's blessing me over and over again Lyrics: He's blessing me over and over ... Topics: Blessings Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:23 Languages: English Tune Title: [The Lord is blessing me, blessing me right now]


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Ira B. Wilson

1880 - 1950 Author of "在塵世生命崎嶇道路上,多少人困倦悲傷; (Make me a blessing)" in 生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 Ira Bishop Wilson, 1880-1950 Born: Sep­tem­ber 6, 1880, Bed­ford, Io­wa. Died: Ap­ril 3, 1950, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia. Buried: For­est Lawn Me­mor­i­al Park, Glen­dale, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Fred B. Hol­ton. Wilson’s sis­ter taught him to play the vi­o­lin and or­gan while still at home. Around 1902, Ira be­gan stu­dies at the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. In 1905, he went to work for the Lorenz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Day­ton, Ohio. His com­po­si­tions ap­peared in The Choir Lead­er and The Choir Her­ald; he al­so served as ed­it­or in chief of The Vol­un­teer Choir. His works in­clude: The King’s Mes­sage, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (New York: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1910) The Be­gin­ners’ Choir, with Ed­mund Lor­enz (Day­ton, Ohio: Lor­enz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1911) Praise Ye, a Col­lect­ion of Sac­red Songs, with Ed­mund Lor­enz (New York: Lor­enz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1913) His Worthy Praise, with Ed­mund Lor­enz (Day­ton, Ohio: Lor­enz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1915) Sources-- Hall, pp. 413-5 Lyrics-- Go For­ward to Con­quer Look Above Make Me a Bless­ing © 1924 My Sav­ior’s Voice This Won­der­ful Christ Is Mine Trustingly Fol­low Music-- Across the Temp­led Hills Angels’ Chor­us, The Christ Is Born Christ the Lord Is Born Christmas Lull­a­by Conchita Exalt the King Give Praise God Is Good­ness, God Is Love God Is So Good He Arose To­day His Love Is Al­ways True Jesus Wants Us to Help Joy to the World Loving Je­sus Christ Marching For­ward May God De­pend on You? Night of Nights O Star of Match­less Splen­dor On Cal­va­ry’s Cross One Day Out in the High­ways and By­ways of Life Rejoice! Re­joice! Ring, Sweet Bells Song of the Morn­ing, The Stars of De­cem­ber Walking with Je­sus Was There Ev­er a Friend So True? We Come To­day What Do the Flow­ers Say? Who Will Our Pi­lot Be? Win One --hymntime.com/tch

Omer Westendorf

1916 - 1997 Author of "齊心承認主名, (Sent Forth by God's Blessing)" in 生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 Omer Westendorf, one of the earliest lyricists for Roman Catholic liturgical music in English, died on October 22, 1997, at the age of eighty-one. Born on February 24, 1916, Omer got his start in music publishing after World War II, when he brought home for his parish choir in Cincinnati some of the Mass settings he had discovered in Holland. Interest in the new music being published in Europe led to his creation of the World Library of Sacred Music, initially a music-importing firm that brought much of this new European repertoire to U.S. parishes. Operating out of a garage in those early years, Omer often joked about the surprised expressions of visitors who stopped by and found a wide range of sheet music in various states of “storage” (read disarray). Later, as World Library Publications, the company began publishing some of its own music, including new works with English texts by some of those same Dutch composers, for example, Jan Vermulst. In 1955 World Library published the first edition of The Peoples Hymnal, which would become the People's Mass Book in 1964, one of the first hymnals to reflect the liturgical reforms proposed by Vatican II. Omer also introduced the music of Lucien Deiss to Catholic parishes through the two volumes of Biblical Hymns and Psalms. Using his own name and several pen names, Omer composed numerous compositions for liturgical use, though his best-known works may be the texts for the hymns “Where Charity and Love Prevail,” “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing,” and especially “Gift of Finest Wheat.” As he lay dying, his family and friends gathered around his bed to sing his text “Shepherd of Souls, in Love, Come, Feed Us.” NPM honored Omer as its Pastoral Musician of the Year in 1985. --liturgicalleaders.blogspot.com/2008 =========================== Pseudonyms: Paul Francis Mark Evans J. Clifford Evers --Letter from Tom Smith, Executive Director of The Hymn Society, to Leonard Ellinwood, 6 February 1980. DNAH Archives.

Communauté de Taizé

Person Name: Taizé Community (France) Paraphraser of "Bless the Lord, My Soul" in Common Praise (1998)


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Small Church Music

Editors: Petrus Herbert Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was launched in 2006, growing out of the requests from those struggling to provide suitable music for their services and meetings. Rev. Clyde McLennan was ordained in mid 1960’s and was a pastor in many small Australian country areas, and therefore was acutely aware of this music problem. Having also been trained as a Pipe Organist, recordings on site (which are a subset of the smallchurchmusic.com site) are all actually played by Clyde, and also include piano and piano with organ versions. All recordings are in MP3 format. Churches all around the world use the recordings, with downloads averaging over 60,000 per month. The recordings normally have an introduction, several verses and a slowdown on the last verse. Users are encouraged to use software: Audacity (http://www.audacityteam.org) or Song Surgeon (http://songsurgeon.com) (see http://scm-audacity.weebly.com for more information) to adjust the MP3 number of verses, tempo and pitch to suit their local needs. Copyright notice: Rev. Clyde McLennan, performer in this collection, has assigned his performer rights in this collection to Hymnary.org. Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact manager@hymnary.org. Home/Music(smallchurchmusic.com) List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About  
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Hymns of Blessing for the Living Church

Publication Date: 1916 Publisher: Hall-Mack Co. Publication Place: Philadelphia Editors: Bentley D. Ackley; Hall Mack Co.

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary

Publication Date: 2007 Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library


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