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Create in Me a Clean Heart

Meter: Irregular Appears in 27 hymnals First Line: Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a right spirit within me
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Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

Author: George Croly Meter: Appears in 320 hymnals Lyrics: ... of God, descend upon my heart; wean it from earth, through ... ? All, all thine own, soul, heart, and strength and mind. I ... the cross– there teach my heart to cling: O let me ... heav'n-descended Dove, my heart an altar, and thy love ... Topics: Heart Surrendered Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:5 Used With Tune: MORECAMBE
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Take My Heart

Author: Anon. Appears in 225 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


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Composer: Arthur Henry Messiter, 1834-1916 Appears in 167 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 15321 23331 23455 Used With Text: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
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Composer: Samuel Webbe Meter: Appears in 264 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 53165 54567 15533 Used With Text: Come, You Disconsolate
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Composer: George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759 Meter: with refrain Appears in 42 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 56534 51432 21155 Used With Text: Rejoice, the Lord is King


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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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Rowland Hugh Prichard

1811 - 1887 Person Name: Rowland H. Prichard, 1811-1887 Composer of "HYFRYDOL" in The Covenant Hymnal Rowland H. Prichard (sometimes spelled Pritchard) (b. Graienyn, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales, 1811; d. Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, 1887) was a textile worker and an amateur musician. He had a good singing voice and was appointed precentor in Graienyn. Many of his tunes were published in Welsh periodicals. In 1880 Prichard became a loom tender's assistant at the Welsh Flannel Manufacturing Company in Holywell. Bert Polman

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750 Person Name: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750 Harmonizer of "EISENACH" in Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New Johann Sebastian Bach was born at Eisenach into a musical family and in a town steeped in Reformation history, he received early musical training from his father and older brother, and elementary education in the classical school Luther had earlier attended. Throughout his life he made extraordinary efforts to learn from other musicians. At 15 he walked to Lüneburg to work as a chorister and study at the convent school of St. Michael. From there he walked 30 miles to Hamburg to hear Johann Reinken, and 60 miles to Celle to become familiar with French composition and performance traditions. Once he obtained a month's leave from his job to hear Buxtehude, but stayed nearly four months. He arranged compositions from Vivaldi and other Italian masters. His own compositions spanned almost every musical form then known (Opera was the notable exception). In his own time, Bach was highly regarded as organist and teacher, his compositions being circulated as models of contrapuntal technique. Four of his children achieved careers as composers; Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Chopin are only a few of the best known of the musicians that confessed a major debt to Bach's work in their own musical development. Mendelssohn began re-introducing Bach's music into the concert repertoire, where it has come to attract admiration and even veneration for its own sake. After 20 years of successful work in several posts, Bach became cantor of the Thomas-schule in Leipzig, and remained there for the remaining 27 years of his life, concentrating on church music for the Lutheran service: over 200 cantatas, four passion settings, a Mass, and hundreds of chorale settings, harmonizations, preludes, and arrangements. He edited the tunes for Schemelli's Musicalisches Gesangbuch, contributing 16 original tunes. His choral harmonizations remain a staple for studies of composition and harmony. Additional melodies from his works have been adapted as hymn tunes. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

A. Williams

1731 - 1776 Person Name: Aaron Williams, 1731-1776 Arranger of "MEAR" in The Cyber Hymnal Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) was a singing teacher, music engraver, and clerk at the Scottish Church, London Wall. He published various church music collections, some intended for rural church choirs. Representative of his compilations are The Universal Psalmodist (1763)— published in the United States as The American Harmony (1769)—The Royal Harmony (1766), The New Universal Psalmodist (1770), and Psalmody in Miniature (1778). His Harmonia Coelestis (1775) included anthems by noted composers. Bert Polman


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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
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Hymns of the Heart

Publication Date: 1914 Publisher: Methodist Book Concern Publication Place: New York Editors: Methodist Book Concern; Joseph F. Berry; Charles H. Gabriel


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