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Create in Me a Clean Heart

Meter: Irregular Appears in 29 hymnals First Line: Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a right spirit within me
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Take My Heart

Author: Anon. Appears in 235 hymnals First Line: Take my heart, O Father, take it! Lyrics: 1 Take my heart, O Father, take it! Make ... and break it, This proud heart of sin and stone. 2 ... Topics: Call Accepted; Invitation and Repentance Call Accepted Used With Tune: MOUNT VERNON

Change My Heart, O God

Author: Eddie Espinosa Meter: Irregular Appears in 19 hymnals Lyrics: my heart, O God, make it ... Topics: Grace Rebirth and the New Creature Scripture: Isaiah 64:8 Used With Tune: CHANGE MY HEART


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Appears in 231 hymnals Incipit: 15321 23331 23455 Used With Text: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
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Meter: with refrain Appears in 120 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Luther B. Bridgers Tune Key: A Flat Major Incipit: 33234 33267 12254 Used With Text: There's Within My Heart a Melody

[What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought]

Appears in 161 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Chas. H. Gabriel Incipit: 34567 11233 43211 Used With Text: Since Jesus Came Into My Heart


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Oh, for a Heart Whiter than Snow

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt Hymnal: Timeless Truths #755 Meter: with refrain First Line: Oh, for a heart that is whiter than snow Refrain First Line: Oh, for a heart whiter than snow! Lyrics: ... tide. Refrain: Oh, for a heart whiter than snow! Savior divine ... so, Give me a heart that is whiter than snow ... ! 2 Oh, for a heart that is whiter than snow ... [Refrain] 3 Oh, for a heart that is whiter than snow ... [Refrain] 4 Oh, for a heart that is whiter than snow ... Scripture: Psalm 51:7 Tune Title: [Oh, for a heart that is whiter than snow]

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Author: Barney E. Warren Hymnal: Timeless Truths #937 Meter: First Line: Let not your weary heart be troubled Lyrics: 1 Let not your weary heart be troubled, Believe in God, ... thee. Refrain: Let not your heart be troubled, Let not your ... troubled; Let not your heart be troubled, Nor let it ... Scripture: John 14:1 Tune Title: [Let not your weary heart be troubled]
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Give Me Thy Heart

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt, 1851-1920 Hymnal: Trinity Hymnal #723 (1961) First Line: "Give me thy heart," says the Father above Refrain First Line: “Give me thy heart, give me thy heart Lyrics: ... me thy heart." Refrain: "Give me thy heart, Give me ... thy heart," Hear the soft ... Give me thy heart." 2 "Give me thy heart," says the ... succor thee? give me thy heart." [Refrain] 3 "Give ... me thy heart," says the Spirit Divine, ... Topics: Heart Surrendered Scripture: Proverbs 23:26 Languages: English Tune Title: ["Give me thy heart," says the Father above]


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George Frideric Handel

1685 - 1759 Person Name: George Frederick Handel Composer of "BRADFORD" in Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) George Frideric Handel (b. Halle, Germany, 1685; d. London, England, 1759) became a musician and composer despite objections from his father, who wanted him to become a lawyer. Handel studied music with Zachau, organist at the Halle Cathedral, and became an accomplished violinist and keyboard performer. He traveled and studied in Italy for some time and then settled permanently in England in 1713. Although he wrote a large number of instrumental works, he is known mainly for his Italian operas, oratorios (including Messiah, 1741), various anthems for church and royal festivities, and organ concertos, which he interpolated into his oratorio performances. He composed only three hymn tunes, one of which (GOPSAL) still appears in some modern hymnals. A number of hymnal editors, including Lowell Mason, took themes from some of Handel's oratorios and turned them into hymn tunes; ANTIOCH is one example, long associated with “Joy to the World.” Bert Polman

C. Hubert H. Parry

1848 - 1918 Person Name: C. Hubert H. Parry, 1848-1918 Composer of "INTERCESSOR" in Pilgrim Hymnal Charles Hubert Hastings Parry KnBch/Brnt BMus United Kingdom 1848-1918. Born at Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, England, son of a wealthy director of the East India Company (also a painter, piano and horn musician, and art collector). His mother died of consumption shortly after his birth. His father remarried when he was three, and his stepmother favored her own children over her stepchildren, so he and two siblings were sometimes left out. He attended a preparatory school in Malvern, then at Twyford in Hampshire. He studied music from 1856-58 and became a pianist and composer. His musical interest was encouraged by the headmaster and by two organists. He gained an enduring love for Bach’s music from S S Wesley and took piano and harmony lessons from Edward Brind, who also took him to the ‘Three Choirs Festival in Hereford in 1861, where Mendelssohn, Mozart, Handel, and Beethoven works were performed. That left a great impression on Hubert. It also sparked the beginning of a lifelong association with the festival. That year, his brother was disgraced at Oxford for drug and alcohol use, and his sister, Lucy, died of consumption as well. Both events saddened Hubert. However, he began study at Eton College and distinguished himself at both sport and music. He also began having heart trouble, that would plague him the rest of his life. Eton was not known for its music program, and although some others had interest in music, there were no teachers there that could help Hubert much. He turned to George Elvey, organist of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and started studying with him in 1863. Hubert eventually wrote some anthems for the choir of St George’s Chapel, and eventually earned his music degree. While still at Eton, Hubert sat for the Oxford Bachelor of Music exam, the youngest person ever to have done so. His exam exercise, a cantata: “O Lord, Thou hast cast us out” astonished the Heather Professor of Music, Sir Frederick Ouseley, and was triumphantly performed and published in 1867. In 1867 he left Eton and went to Exeter College, Oxford. He did not study music there, his music concerns taking second place, but read law and modern history. However, he did go to Stuttgart, Germany, at the urging of Henry Hugh Pierson, to learn re-orchestration, leaving him much more critical of Mendelssohn’s works. When he left Exeter College, at his father’s behest, he felt obliged to try insurance work, as his father considered music only a pastime (too uncertain as a profession). He became an underwriter at Lloyd’s of London, 1870-77, but he found the work unappealing to his interests and inclinations. In 1872 he married Elizabeth Maude Herbert, and they had two daughters: Dorothea and Gwendolen. His in-laws agreed with his father that a conventional career was best, but it did not suit him. He began studying advanced piano with W S Bennett, but found it insufficient. He then took lessons with Edward Dannreuther, a wise and sympathetic teacher, who taught him of Wagner’s music. At the same time as Hubert’s compositions were coming to public notice (1875), he became a scholar of George Grove and soon an assistant editor for his new “Dictionary of Music and Musicians”. He contributed 123 articles to it. His own first work appeared in 1880. In 1883 he became professor of composition and musical history at the Royal College of Music (of which Grove was the head). In 1895 Parry succeeded Grove as head of the college, remaining in the post the remainder of his life. He also succeeded John Stainer as Heather Professor of Music at the University of Oxford (1900-1908). His academic duties were considerable and likely prevented him from composing as much as he might have. However, he was rated a very fine composer, nontheless, of orchestrations, overtures, symphonies, and other music. He only attempted one opera, deemed unsuccessful. Edward Elgar learned much of his craft from Parry’s articles in Grove’s Dictionary, and from those who studied under Parry at the Royal College, including Ralph Vaughn Williams, Gustav Holst, Frank Bridge, and John Ireland. Parry had the ability when teaching music to ascertain a student’s potential for creativity and direct it positively. In 1902 he was created a Baronet of Highnam Court in Gloucester. Parry was also an avid sailor and owned several yachts, becoming a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1908, the only composer so honored. He was a Darwinian and a humanist. His daughter reiterated his liberal, non-conventional thinking. On medical advice he resigned his Oxford appointment in 1908 and produced some of his best known works. He and his wife were taken up with the ‘Suffrage Movement’ in 1916. He hated to see the WW1 ravage young potential musical talent from England and Germany. In 1918 he contracted Spanish flu during the global pandemic and died at Knightsscroft, Rustington, West Sussex. In 2015 they found 70 unpublished works of Parry’s hidden away in a family archive. It is thought some may never have been performed in public. The documents were sold at auction for a large sum. Other works he wrote include: “Studies of great composers” (1886), “The art of music” (1893), “The evolution of the art of music” (1896), “The music of the 17th century” (1902). His best known work is probably his 1909 study of “Johann Sebastian Bach”. John Perry

Charles Price Jones

1865 - 1949 Author of "Hearts of Clay, Awake!" Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness in his congregation, Mount Helm Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi. He faced much opposition from some members of his congregation and other Baptist churches. Eventually the church voted to remove "Baptist" and change it to "Church of Christ." For several years, Jones led a non-denominational holiness movement. In 1899 he began to write songs for his church. Most of his hymns were inspired by a scripture passage. The congregation built the Christ Temple campus which included a 1000 seat sanctuary, a printing press, a school building, and a girl's dormitory. In 1917, Jones organized Christ Temple Church in Los Angeles and moved the printing press there. He died January 19, 1949 in Los Angeles Dianne Shapiro, from Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. website and "Charles Price Jones (1865-1949) Religious Leader" by David Daniels, Mississippi Encyclopedia website (both accessed 10/9/2020)


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52 Hymns of the Heart

Publication Date: 1885 Publisher: John J. Hood Publication Place: Philadelphia Editors: C. C. McCabe; John J. Hood
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Lift Up Your Hearts

Publication Date: 2013 Publisher: Faith Alive Christian Resouces Publication Place: Grand Rapids, Mich. Editors: Joyce Borger; Martin Tel; John D. Witvliet

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary

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


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