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Come, Let Us Dream

Author: John Middleton Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: Come, let us dream God's dream again Lyrics: Come, let us dream God's dream again. ... Topics: Dreams; Dreams Scripture: Exodus 34:1-4 Used With Tune: O WALY WALY

Dream A Dream

Author: Shirley Erena Murray Meter: Appears in 3 hymnals First Line: Dream a dream, a hopeful dream Lyrics: a dream, a hopeful dream as children do on ... Topics: Justice Vision of peace Scripture: Isaiah 2:2-4 Used With Tune: SALESTROM

My beautiful dream

Author: Knowles Shaw Appears in 14 hymnals First Line: I dreamed of the [a] land of the pure and bright Refrain First Line: O that beautiful dream


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Composer: C. Winfred Douglas Meter: Appears in 143 hymnals Tune Sources: Melody from Sixteen Tune Settings , 1812 Tune Key: f minor Incipit: 51234 32175 51234 Used With Text: O Holy City, Seen of John

['Twas like a dream, when by the Lord]

Composer: Robert Schumann Appears in 365 hymnals Tune Key: A Flat Major Incipit: 53334 32123 56712 Used With Text: 'Twas Like a Dream
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[I dreamed that the great judgment morning]

Composer: L. L. Pickett Appears in 18 hymnals Incipit: 51111 11155 555 Used With Text: The Great Judgment Morning


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Published text-tune combinations (hymns) from specific hymnals

Will My Dreams Come True?

Author: James Rowe Hymnal: The Modern Hymnal #412 (1926) First Line: Oft in dreams I stand on the golden strand Refrain First Line: Will my dreams come true at last Lyrics: Oft in dreams I stand on the ... Topics: Solos Languages: English Tune Title: [Oft in dreams I stand on the golden strand]
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The city of dreams

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds Hymnal: Worship and Service #12 (1916) First Line: There's a city of dreams, thro' the mist sends its gleams Refrain First Line: O the city of dreams that so near to me seems Lyrics: ... There's a City of Dreams, thro' the mist sends its ... . Refrain: O the City of Dreams that so near to me ... seems this fair City of Dreams, So close that its song ... tow'rd the City of Dreams. [Refrain] Topics: Choir and Chorus Selections; Heaven Tune Title: [There's a city of dreams, thro' the mist sends its gleams]

Keep the Dream Alive

Author: Robert Manuel Hymnal: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #656 (2012) First Line: Martin's dream for all of us Lyrics: Martin’s dream for all of us so ... Topics: Brotherhood and Sisterhood; Struggle; Social Concern; Satan; Poverty; People of God; Country, Nation; Liberation; Hope; Freedom; Unity Tune Title: [Martin's dream for all of us]


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Timothy Dudley-Smith

b. 1926 Author of "To Heathen Dreams Of Human Pride" in Scripture Song Database Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926) Educated at Pembroke College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge, Dudley-Smith has served the Church of England since his ordination in 1950. He has occupied a number of church posi­tions, including parish priest in the diocese of Southwark (1953-1962), archdeacon of Norwich (1973-1981), and bishop of Thetford, Norfolk, from 1981 until his retirement in 1992. He also edited a Christian magazine, Crusade, which was founded after Billy Graham's 1955 London crusade. Dudley-Smith began writing comic verse while a student at Cambridge; he did not begin to write hymns until the 1960s. Many of his several hundred hymn texts have been collected in Lift Every Heart: Collected Hymns 1961-1983 (1984), Songs of Deliverance: Thirty-six New Hymns (1988), and A Voice of Singing (1993). The writer of Christian Literature and the Church (1963), Someone Who Beckons (1978), and Praying with the English Hymn Writers (1989), Dudley-Smith has also served on various editorial committees, including the committee that published Psalm Praise (1973). Bert Polman

E. O. Excell

1851 - 1921 Composer of "[His gifts are greater than my dreams]" in Coronation Hymns Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville, KY, he became ill, and died in Chicago, IL. He published 15 gospel music books between 1882-1925. He left an estate valued at $300,000. John Perry


Composer of "TERRA BEATA" in The Cyber Hymnal 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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beyond a dream

Publication Date: 1974 Publisher: Word Incorporated Publication Place: Waco, Texas Editors: David Yantis; Charles F. Brown


John Parker and Michael Cox collaborate on this stirring general anthem. Written in three distinct s…
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