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Nearer, Still Nearer

Author: Leila N. Morris, 1862-1929 Meter: Appears in 180 hymnals First Line: Nearer, still nearer, close to thy heart Lyrics: ... be thine, sin with its follies I gladly resign, all of ... Topics: Jesus Christ Blood of; Jesus Christ Savior; Elements of Worship Confession Scripture: Psalm 51:17 Used With Tune: STILL NEARER
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This is Why I Love My Savior

Author: D. S. Warner Appears in 5 hymnals First Line: Shall I tell you why I ceased from folly? Used With Tune: [Shall I tell you why I ceased from folly?]

My Jesus, I Love Thee

Author: William R. Featherston Meter: Appears in 1,000 hymnals First Line: My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine Lyrics: ... mine; for thee all the follies of sin I resign; my ... Topics: Adoration; Love Our Love; Worship; liturgical Songs of Response


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[Let folly praise what fancy loves]

Appears in 416 hymnals Tune Sources: Würtenburg Gesangbuch, 1784; Mainz Gesangbuch, 1853 Tune Key: A Major Incipit: 51765 13455 67122 Used With Text: A Child My Choice
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[Take the world with its follies and riches]

Composer: Ida M. Dake Appears in 3 hymnals Used With Text: Farewell, My Sinful Pleasures


Composer: Charles F. Gounod Meter: Appears in 106 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 11132 17153 33543 Used With Text: Men Who Walk in Folly's Way


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'Tis folly all - let me no more be told

Author: William Cowper; Madame Guyon Hymnal: Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion #1 (1800) First Line: "Tis folly all" let me no more be told Lyrics: 'Tis folly all—let me no more ... Languages: English

Let Folly Praise That Fancy Loves

Author: Robert Southwell, 1561-1595 Hymnal: Common Praise (1998) #152 (1998) Meter: D Lyrics: 1 Let folly praise that fancy loves; I ... Topics: Christmas; Epiphany Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7 Languages: English Tune Title: A PURPLE ROBE
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What I Ought to Be

Author: T. H. Hymnal: Songs of Summerland #188 (1943) First Line: Weary of myself, my folly and my pride Refrain First Line: Make me what I ought to be Lyrics: 1 Weary of myself, my folly and my pride, Weary of ... Languages: English Tune Title: [Weary of myself, my folly and my pride]


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Thomas O. Chisholm

1866 - 1960 Person Name: Rev. T. O. Chisholm Author of "His Wondrous Gifts to Me" in Inspiring Hymns Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) ============================== Signed letter from Chisholm dated 9 August 1953 located in the DNAH Archives.

Thoro Harris

1874 - 1955 Person Name: T. H. Author of "What I Ought to Be" in Songs of Summerland Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illinois: Meyer & Brother, 1906) Best Temperance Songs (Chicago, Illinois: The Glad Tidings Publishing Company, 1913) (music editor) Hymns of Hope (Chicago, Illinois: Thoro Harris, undated, circa 1922) --www.hymntime.com/tch

Samuel W. Beazley

1873 - 1944 Composer of "[Years I spent in sin and folly]" in Inspiring Hymns Samuel W. Beazley was born in Sparta, Virginia in 1873. He was a music scholar and taught music at Shenandoah College for five years. He composed over 4,000 gospel songs during his lifetime. Samuel W. Beazley maintained a successful publishing business in Chicago, Illinois. He died in Chicago on September 16, 1944. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1992. NN, Hymnary editor. Source: www.gmahalloffame.org


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