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Courage, my soul! while God is near

Author: Anon. Meter: Appears in 22 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Courage, my soul! while God is ... Topics: Faith Assurance of; Faith Blessedness of; Faith Power of; Faith Walking by; Fear Dispelled; God Omnipotent; Providence; Trust In God Used With Tune: DUKE STREET

Give Us Courage, Lord

Author: Nikolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf, 1700-1760 Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: Give us courage, Lord, and clearness Topics: Courage Used With Tune: [Give us courage, Lord, and clearness]

Take Courage

Author: Charles T. Haines Appears in 2 hymnals First Line: Thank God and take courage, rejoice evermore! Refrain First Line: Rejoice evermore! rejoice evermore! Lyrics: 1 Thank God and take courage, rejoice evermore! For He on ... . 2 Thank God and take courage, of this we are sure ... ] 3 Thank God and take courage, tho’ trials we meet, Remember ... ] 4 Thank God and take courage, our vigor renew, Press on ... Used With Tune: [Thank God and take courage, rejoice evermore] Text Sources: Our Sabbath Home Praise Book by John R. Sweney and William J. Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia: John J. Hood, 1884)


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Composer: John L. Bell, b. 1949 Meter: D Appears in 84 hymnals Tune Sources: Funk's Compilation of Genuine Church Music , 1832 Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 13532 35165 31351 Used With Text: My Shepherd, you Supply My Need (Señor, Tú Eres Mi Pastor)


Composer: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612 Meter: Appears in 324 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 51765 45233 2121 Used With Text: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
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Composer: George Frideric Handel Appears in 91 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 53451 23454 32345 Used With Text: Thine is the Glory (À toi la gloire)


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Courage! Fellow Pilgrim

Author: E. A. Walker Hymnal: Triumphant Songs No.5 #130 (1896) Lyrics: ... He is ever near. Refrain: Courage! fellow pilgrim, Tho’ the path ... Is not that enough? 2 Courage! fellow trav’ler, Over ... thee from harm. [Refrain] 3 Courage! fellow suff’rer, Tho’ ... Animate thy heart. [Refrain] 4 Courage! courage, Christian! Whatsoe’er thy lot ... Tune Title: [Courage! fellow pilgrim]
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Courage, Brother!

Author: Mary Brainerd Smith Hymnal: New Gospel Quartets for Men's Voices #7 (1923) First Line: Courage! Brother, stand! Refrain First Line: Courage! Courage! Languages: English Tune Title: [Courage! Brother, stand!]
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Courage! Fellow-Pilgrim

Author: E. A. Walker Hymnal: Bells of Victory #31 (1888) First Line: Courage, fellow pilgrim Refrain First Line: Courage, fellow pilgrim, though the path be rough Tune Title: [Courage, fellow pilgrim]


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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

1809 - 1847 Person Name: F. Mendelssohn Composer of "[Courage, brother, do not stumble]" in Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (b. Hamburg, Germany, 1809; d. Leipzig, Germany, 1847) was the son of banker Abraham Mendelssohn and the grandson of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. His Jewish family became Christian and took the Bartholdy name (name of the estate of Mendelssohn's uncle) when baptized into the Lutheran church. The children all received an excellent musical education. Mendelssohn had his first public performance at the age of nine and by the age of sixteen had written several symphonies. Profoundly influenced by J. S. Bach's music, he conducted a performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 (at age 20!) – the first performance since Bach's death, thus reintroducing Bach to the world. Mendelssohn organized the Domchor in Berlin and founded the Leipzig Conservatory of Music in 1843. Traveling widely, he not only became familiar with various styles of music but also became well known himself in countries other than Germany, especially in England. He left a rich treasury of music: organ and piano works, overtures and incidental music, oratorios (including St. Paul or Elijah and choral works, and symphonies. He harmonized a number of hymn tunes himself, but hymnbook editors also arranged some of his other tunes into hymn tunes. Bert Polman

William J. Kirkpatrick

1838 - 1921 Person Name: Wm. J. Kirkpatrick Composer of "[Take courage, temp'rance workers!]" in Augsburg Songs No. 2 William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman

Catherine Winkworth

1827 - 1878 Translator of "Courage, my sorely-tempted heart!" Catherine Winkworth (b. Holborn, London, England, 1827; d. Monnetier, Savoy, France, 1878) is well known for her English translations of German hymns; her translations were polished and yet remained close to the original. Educated initially by her mother, she lived with relatives in Dresden, Germany, in 1845, where she acquired her knowledge of German and interest in German hymnody. After residing near Manchester until 1862, she moved to Clifton, near Bristol. A pioneer in promoting women's rights, Winkworth put much of her energy into the encouragement of higher education for women. She translated a large number of German hymn texts from hymnals owned by a friend, Baron Bunsen. Though often altered, these translations continue to be used in many modern hymnals. Her work was published in two series of Lyra Germanica (1855, 1858) and in The Chorale Book for England (1863), which included the appropriate German tune with each text as provided by Sterndale Bennett and Otto Goldschmidt. Winkworth also translated biographies of German Christians who promoted ministries to the poor and sick and compiled a handbook of biographies of German hymn authors, Christian Singers of Germany (1869). Bert Polman ======================== Winkworth, Catherine, daughter of Henry Winkworth, of Alderley Edge, Cheshire, was born in London, Sep. 13, 1829. Most of her early life was spent in the neighbourhood of Manchester. Subsequently she removed with the family to Clifton, near Bristol. She died suddenly of heart disease, at Monnetier, in Savoy, in July, 1878. Miss Winkworth published:— Translations from the German of the Life of Pastor Fliedner, the Founder of the Sisterhood of Protestant Deaconesses at Kaiserworth, 1861; and of the Life of Amelia Sieveking, 1863. Her sympathy with practical efforts for the benefit of women, and with a pure devotional life, as seen in these translations, received from her the most practical illustration possible in the deep and active interest which she took in educational work in connection with the Clifton Association for the Higher Education of Women, and kindred societies there and elsewhere. Our interest, however, is mainly centred in her hymnological work as embodied in her:— (1) Lyra Germanica, 1st Ser., 1855. (2) Lyra Germanica, 2nd Ser., 1858. (3) The Chorale Book for England (containing translations from the German, together with music), 1863; and (4) her charming biographical work, the Christian Singers of Germany, 1869. In a sympathetic article on Miss Winkworth in the Inquirer of July 20, 1878, Dr. Martineau says:— "The translations contained in these volumes are invariably faithful, and for the most part both terse and delicate; and an admirable art is applied to the management of complex and difficult versification. They have not quite the fire of John Wesley's versions of Moravian hymns, or the wonderful fusion and reproduction of thought which may be found in Coleridge. But if less flowing they are more conscientious than either, and attain a result as poetical as severe exactitude admits, being only a little short of ‘native music'" Dr. Percival, then Principal of Clifton College, also wrote concerning her (in the Bristol Times and Mirror), in July, 1878:— "She was a person of remarkable intellectual and social gifts, and very unusual attainments; but what specially distinguished her was her combination of rare ability and great knowledge with a certain tender and sympathetic refinement which constitutes the special charm of the true womanly character." Dr. Martineau (as above) says her religious life afforded "a happy example of the piety which the Church of England discipline may implant.....The fast hold she retained of her discipleship of Christ was no example of ‘feminine simplicity,' carrying on the childish mind into maturer years, but the clear allegiance of a firm mind, familiar with the pretensions of non-Christian schools, well able to test them, and undiverted by them from her first love." Miss Winkworth, although not the earliest of modern translators from the German into English, is certainly the foremost in rank and popularity. Her translations are the most widely used of any from that language, and have had more to do with the modern revival of the English use of German hymns than the versions of any other writer. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ============================ See also in: Hymn Writers of the Church


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Hymns of Hope and Courage

Publication Date: 1937 Publisher: A. S. Barnes & Co. Publication Place: New York, N.Y. Editors: Anton T. Boisen; A. S. Barnes & Co.

Small Church Music

Editors: Norman Macleod Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was commenced in 2006 grew 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 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 ( or Song Surgeon ( (see 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 Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact Home/Music( List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About  

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary

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


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