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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 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: Horatio W. Parker Meter: with refrain Appears in 5 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 53166 67125 Used With Text: Fight the good fight with all thy might


Composer: John Hughes Meter: Appears in 202 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 56511 71232 31643 Used With Text: God of Grace and God of Glory


Composer: Tom Fettke Meter: Irregular Appears in 7 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Used With Text: Be Strong in the Lord


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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]

Face the Foe

Author: J. H. Johnston Hymnal: Bible Study Songs #51 (1899) First Line: Courage, soldiers, courage! Forward, march away! Refrain First Line: Courage, courage, tho' the foe be strong Lyrics: 1 Courage, soldiers, courage! Forward, march away! Face the ... have naught to fear. Chorus: Courage, courage, tho' the foe be strong ... you face the foe. 2 Courage, youthful soldiers! See, upon your ... Languages: English Tune Title: [Courage, soldiers, courage! Forward, march away!]

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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John Bacchus Dykes

1823 - 1876 Person Name: J. B. Dykes Composer of "ST. OSWALD" in Redemption Songs John Bacchus Dykes, Mus. Doc.; b. Kingston-upon-Hull, 1823; d. St. Leonard's 1876 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908

Ira David Sankey

1840 - 1908 Person Name: I. D. S. Author of "Have Courage, my Boy,to say No!" in Sacred Songs and Solos Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present. Their subsequent work in Great Britain and America is well known. Mr. Sankey's special duty was the singing of sacred songs and solos at religious gatherings, a practice which was in use in America for some time before he adopted it. His volume of Sacred Songs and Solos is a compilation from various sources, mainly American and mostly in use before. Although known as Sankey and Moody’s Songs, only one song, "Home at last, thy labour done" is by Mr. Sankey, and not one is by Mr. Moody. Mr. Sankey supplied several of the melodies. The English edition of the Sacred Songs & Solos has had an enormous sale; and the work as a whole is very popular for Home Mission services. The Songs have been translated into several languages. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) Pseudonymns: Harry S. Low­er Rian A. Dykes ==================== Sankey, I. D., p. 994, i. During the past fifteen years Mr. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos have had a very large sale, which has justified him in increasing the number of songs and hymns, including " New Hymns and Solos," to 1200. In 1906 he published My Life and Sacred Songs (London : Morgan & Scott). In addition to the "Story of his Own Life," the work contains an account of the most popular of his solos, with interesting reminiscences of the spiritual awakening of many who were influenced through his singing of them in public. In this respect it corresponds in some measure with G. J. Stevenson's Methodist Hymn Book, &c, 1883 (p. 1094, i.). It is an addition to the Sacred Songs and Solos, which will be held in esteem by many. In addition to his hymn, noted on p. 994, ii., Mr. Sankey gives details of the following:— 1. Out of the shadow-land into the sunshine. [Heaven Anticipated.] Mr. Sankey's account of this hymn is:— "I wrote this hymn specially for the memorial service held for Mr. Moody in Carnegie Hall, where 1 also sang it as a solo. It is the last sacred song of which I wrote both the words and music. The idea was suggested by Mr. Moody's last words, 'Earth recedes; heaven opens before me . . . God is calling me, and I must go.' On account of its peculiar association with my fellow-labourer in the Gospel for so many years, the words are here given in full." The hymn follows on p. 185, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines and a chorus. 2. Rejoice! Rejoice! our King is coming, [Advent.] Mr. Sankey writes concerning this hymn:— "During one of my trips to Great Britain on the SS. City of Rome a storm raged on the sea. The wind was howling through the rigging, and waves like mountains of foam were breaking over the bow of the vessel. A great fear had fallen upon the passengers. When the storm was at its worst, we all thought we might soon go to the bottom of the sea. The conviction came to me that the Lord would be with us iu the trying hour, and sitting down in the reading room, I composed this hymn. Before reaching England the tune had formed itself in my mind, and on arriving in London I wrote it out, and had it published in Sacred Songs and Solos, where it is No. 524 in the edition. of 1888. From Mr. Sankey's autobiographical sketch we gather that he was born at Edinburgh, in Western Pennsylvania, Aug. 28, 1840, joined Mr. Moody in 1871, and visited England for the first time in 1873. The original of the Sacred Songs, &c, of 23 pieces only, was offered as a gift to the London publishers of P. Phillips's Hallowed Song, and declined by them. It was subsequently accepted by Mr. K. O. Morgan, of Morgan & Scott, and is now a volume of 1200 hymns. From a return kindly sent us by Messrs. Morgan & Scott, we find that the various issues of the Sacred Songs and Solos were:— In 1873, 24 pp.; 1874, 72 pp. ; 1876, 153 hymns; 1877, 271 hymns; 1881, 441 hymns; 1888, 750 hymns; 1903, 1200 hymns. In addition, The Christian Choir, which is generally associated with the Sacred Songs and Solos, was issued in 1884 with 75 hymns, and in 1896 with 281. The New Hymns & Solos, by the same firm, were published in 1888. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)


Person Name: Anon. Author of "Courage, my soul! while God is near" in Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries.


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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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