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Again We Keep This Solemn Fast

Author: Gregory the Great, c. 540-604; Peter J. Scagnelli, b. 1949 Meter: Appears in 10 hymnals Lyrics: we keep this solemn fast A gift of faith ... Topics: Fasting Scripture: Joel 2:12-18 Used With Tune: OLD HUNDREDTH

Hymn for Those Who Fast

Author: R. Martin Pope; Aurelius Clemens Prudentius Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: O Jesus, Light of Bethlehem Lyrics: ... our frugal board; Accept our fast, our sacrifice, And smile upon ... disturb The peace attained by fast and prayer. Moses, through ... All human weakness overthrown By fasting's power, His mortal frame ... Crushed out by soul-restoring fast Vanish the sins that rankly ...

Abide With Me

Author: Henry F. Lyte Meter: Appears in 1,439 hymnals First Line: Abide with me: fast falls the eventide Lyrics: 1 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide. The darkness ... Topics: Walking with God Prayer and Devotion Used With Tune: EVENTIDE


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Composer: William Henry Monk Meter: Appears in 392 hymnals Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 33215 65543 34565 Used With Text: Abide with Me


Composer: William Gardiner; Johann Michael Haydn Meter: Appears in 325 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 51123 14432 51123 Used With Text: O Worship the King


Composer: Thomas Campbell Meter: with repeat Appears in 87 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 11235 46721 34275 Used With Text: And Can It Be that I Should Gain


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Published text-tune combinations (hymns) from specific hymnals

Hold Fast

Author: B. E. W. Hymnal: Timeless Truths #1094 Meter: First Line: Hold fast to the Savior, He loves you still Refrain First Line: Hold fast, hold fast Lyrics: ... promise He will fulfill; Hold fast, ever trusting you shall ... Word believe. Refrain: Hold fast, hold fast, Hold to the Savior, ... all in all; Hold fast, hold fast, Hold fast to the promise, you ... strife. [Refrain] 3 Hold fast, never doubting, withstand the foe ... Topics: Steadfastness Scripture: Hebrews 3:6 Tune Title: [Hold fast to the Savior, He loves you still]

Stand Fast

Author: H. L. Hymnal: Gospel Gems Number 1 #51 (1914) First Line: Stand fast in the Lord and the power of His might Refrain First Line: Stand fast until the last Lyrics: ... of His might, Stand fast, stand fast! Stand fast in the Lord and ... raging, Stand fast in the Lord, stand fast! Refrain: Stand fast until the ... of His might, Stand fast, stand fast! Press on, as He ... of His might, Stand fast, stand fast! Beneath cloudless sky or ... Tune Title: [Stand fast in the Lord and the power of His might]

Hold Fast to the Old Fashioned Gospel

Author: Lizzie DeArmond Hymnal: Uplifting Songs #79 (1917) Refrain First Line: Hold fast, hold fast Lyrics: 1 Hold fast to the old fashioned Gospel, “ ... lead astray. Refrain: Hold fast, hold fast, The Word of our God ... tried and true, Hold fast to the old fashioned Gospel ... so near. [Refrain] 3 Hold fast to the old fashioned Gospel ... Topics: Solos, Duetts and Quartettes Tune Title: [Hold fast to the old fashioned Gospel]


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Ada R. Habershon

1861 - 1918 Author of "每當我怕信心失喪, (He will hold me fast)" in 生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the German language. She wrote her first English language hymns in 1901, while ill. In 1905, Charles M. Alexander and Ruben A. Torrey toured the UK, and Alexander asked Habershon to write hymns for use during this evangelistic tour. Habershon ultimately sent Alexander over 200 hymns. Works by Ada R. Habershon Types in the Old Testament, 1898 Vorbilder: Christus im alten Testament, 1899 The Study of the Types (London: Morgan & Scott, 1898) The Study of the Parables (London: Nisbet, 1904) The Bible and the British Museum (London: Morgan & Scott, 1904) The Priests and Levites, a Type of the Church; a Bible Study, 1908 A Sevenfold Method of Studying the Epistles to the Seven Churches, 1914 Hidden Pictures: Or, How the New Testament is Concealed in the Old Testament (London: Flemming H. Revell Company, 1916) The Day of Atonement in Its Prophetic Aspect, 1916 A Gatherer of Fresh Spoil; an Autobiography and Memoir, 1918 I Am a Prayer and Other Poems, 1918 Israel’s Exodus: Past and Future, 1918 Outline Study of the Tabernacle The Victorian Handbook of Types Study of the Miracles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

William Henry Monk

1823 - 1889 Person Name: William H. Monk Composer of "EVENTIDE (MONK)" in Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.)

Robert Harkness

1880 - 1961 Composer of "[He will hold me fast]" in 生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986


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Hymns Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church ...

Publication Date: 1786 Publisher: Hall & Sellers Publication Place: Philadelphia, Penn. Editors: Hall & Sellers

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary

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

Small Church Music

Editors: Bessie Porter Head 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 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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