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Heaven Came Down

Author: John W. Peterson Meter: Irregular Appears in 29 hymnals First Line: O what a wonderful, wonderful day Refrain First Line: Heaven came down and glory filled my soul
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When We All Get to Heaven

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt Meter: with refrain Appears in 276 hymnals First Line: Sing the wondrous love of Jesus Lyrics: ... : When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing ... Topics: Heaven; New Heaven and a New Earth Death and Eternal Life Used With Tune: HEAVEN
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Praise the Lord! O Heavens, Adore Him

Meter: D Appears in 702 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Praise the Lord! O heavens, adore him; praise him, angels ... on high, his power proclaim; heaven and earth, and all creation ... Topics: Cosmos; God's Word; Grace Of God Scripture: Romans 6:14 Used With Tune: AUSTRIAN HYMN Text Sources: The Foundling Hospital Collection, London, 1796; alt.


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Composer: Emily D. Wilson Meter: with refrain Appears in 132 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 55513 45653 44432 Used With Text: When We All Get to Heaven


Composer: Roy F. Kehl (1935-2011) Meter: D Appears in 163 hymnals Tune Sources: Melody from Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlities en Contradansen, c. 1710 Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 17651 21231 43232 Used With Text: Hail, thou once despisèd Jesus!
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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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Look Away to Heaven

Author: J. A. E. Hymnal: Timeless Truths #457 Meter: D First Line: Look away, dear pilgrim, to heaven above Refrain First Line: Look away to heaven - what glory awaits! Lyrics: ... Look away, dear pilgrim, to heaven above: Jesus is waiting for ... view. Refrain: Look away to heaven—what glory awaits! Watch, lest ... — Jesus is waiting for me; Heaven has my heart-strings, for ... heaven I’m bound, With Him in heaven I’ll ... Topics: Exhortation Scripture: Colossians 3:1-3 Tune Title: [Look away, dear pilgrim, to heaven above]

How Beautiful Heaven Must Be

Author: Mrs. A. S. Bridgewater Hymnal: Timeless Truths #812 Meter: First Line: We read of a place that's called heaven Refrain First Line: How beautiful heaven must be Lyrics: ... He hath given, How beautiful heaven must be. Refrain: How beautiful ... , How beautiful heaven must be. 2 In heaven no drooping nor ... forever there shining, How beautiful heaven must be. [Refrain] 3 ... splendor are glowing, How beautiful heaven must be. [Refrain] 4 ... Scripture: Revelation 21 Tune Title: [We read of a place that's called heaven]

Shadows Never Darken Heaven

Author: Christian K. Hostetler, 1865-1935 Hymnal: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #949 (1972) Meter: with refrain Refrain First Line: There shall be no night in heaven Lyrics: 1 Shadows never darken heaven, Endless day shall banish night; ... shall be no night in heaven, There shall be no darkness ... Topics: Heaven Desire, Hope, Prospect for Scripture: Revelation 21:23 Languages: English Tune Title: NO NIGHT IN HEAVEN


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Alfonso M. de Liguori

1696 - 1787 Person Name: Alfonso M. de' Liguori Author of "Great King! From Heaven's High Throne" in The Cyber Hymnal Liguori, Alphonso Maria de, born at Marianella, near Naples, Sept. 27, 1696, became Bishop of St. Agatha of the Goths in 1762, and died Aug. 1, 1787. His hymns were gathered out of his works, translated by K. A. Coffin, and published as Hymns and Verses on Spiritual Subjects, &c, in 1863. (See Italian Hymnody, p. 1316, ii., 4). From this, "My Jesus! say what wretch has dare" ( Good Friday) is taken. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907) ================= Liguori, Alfonso Maria de, pp. 1534, ii., 1577, i. In 1892, the translations of Liguori's hymns were not noted in detail because the originals were not accessible. We have lately found the Canzoncine Spirituali . . . di Sant’ Alfonso Maria de’ Liguori, Turin, 1830, in the library of the Oratory, London, and discovered that Bp. Coffin was merely the editor of the 1863 vol. of translations All those noted below are by Father Edmund Vaughan (q.v.). In 1863, nos. 7, 16 below are ascribed to Mgr. Falcoja and Mgr. Majello, but Father Vaughan now informs us that he thinks they were probably by St. Alfonso. Some of the 1863 translations appeared previously in Hymns for the Confraternity of the Holy Family, 1854, and in Holy Family Hymns, 1860. The best-known are:— 1. Dal tuo celeste trono. [B. V. M.] 1830, p. 60. Translated as "Look down, 0 Mother Mary." 1854, No. 7; 1863, p. 37. 2. Fiori, felici voi, che notte, e giorno. [Holy Communion.] 1830, p. 38. Translations (1) "0 happy "flowers! 0 happy flowers," by F. W. Faber, in Oratory Hymns, 1854, No.19; (2) "0 flowers, O happy flowers,'" 1803, p. 20. 3. Gesu mio, con dure funi. [Passiontide.] 1830, p. 44. Translated as "My Jesus! say, what wretch has dared." 1854, No. 5; 1863, p. 17. 4. Giacche tu vuoi chiamarmi padre. [St. Joseph to the Infant Jesus.] 1830, p. 54. Translated as "Jesus! let me call Thee Son." 1854, No. 11. 1863, p. 13, is in a different metre. 5. Lodiamo cantando. [Death of B. V. M.] 1830, p. 67. Translated as "Uplift the voice and sing." 1803, p. 49. 6. Mondo, piu per me non sei. [Surrender to Jesus.] 1830, p. 3. Translated as "World, thou art no more for me." 1803, p. 66. In Hymns for the Year, 1867, it begins "Jesus, Lord, be Thou my own" (st. iii. alt.). 7. 0 bello Dio, Signor del Paradiso. [The Love of God.] 1830, p. 56. Translated as "O God of loveliness." 1863, p. 118. 8. Partendo dal mondo. [Holy Communion.] 1830, p. 34. Translated as “When the loving Shepherd." 1863, p. 27. 9. Sei pura, sei pia. [B. V. M.] 1830, p. 62. Translated as "Thou art clement, thou art chaste." 1863, p. 36. in Hymns for the Year, 1807, and others, it begins with st. ii., "O Mother blest! whom God bestows." 10. Sto prigione entro quel Core. [Sacred Heart of Jesus.] 1830, p. 52. Translated as "I dwell a captive in this Heart," 1863, p. 15. 11. Tu scendi dalle stelle, O Re del cielo. [Christmas.] 1830, p. 42. Translated as "O, King of Heaven ! from starry throne descending." 1854, No. 4; 1803, p. 12. The following are all in 1863 and in Hymns for the Year, 1867:— 12. Fly hither from the storm that rages round. For a Retreat. 13. In this sweet Sacrament, to Thee. Holy Communion. 14. Knowest thou, sweet Mary. B. V. M. 15. Let those who will for other beauties pine. The Beauty of God. 16. Mary, thy heart for love. Assum. Blessed Virgin Mary. 17. Mother Mary, Queen most sweet. B. V. M. 18. My God, O Goodness Infinite. Love of Jesus. In 1863 indexed under the chorus "Jesus, my sweetest Lord." 19. My soul, what dost thou? Answer me. Holy Communion. 20. O Bread of Heaven! beneath this veil. Holy Communion. 21. O how I love Thee, Lord of Heaven above. Christmas. 22. Raise your voices, vales and mountains. B. V. M. 23. 'Tis Thy good pleasure, not my own. The will of God. Of these, nos. 13, 17 were taken by Father Vaughan from a Neapolitan Mission Hymn Book, the rest are found in 1830, as follows: 12 at p. 32; 14, p. 63; 15, p. 9; 16, p. 70 ; 18, p. 49; 19, p. 37; 20, p. 40; 21, p. 44; 22, p. 66; 23, p. 7. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Julia H. Johnston

1849 - 1919 Author of "They Sing a New Song" in New Soul Winning Songs Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)

William C. Martin

1864 - 1914 Person Name: W. C. Martin Author of "Waiting for Me" in The Gospel Hymn Book Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL. John Perry


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Small Church Music

Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was launched in 2006, growing 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  

Bit of Heaven Song Book

Publication Date: 1963 Publisher: Louis Paul Lehman, Bit of Heaven Ministry Publication Place: Grand Rapids, Mich. Editors: L. P. Lehman; Louis Paul Lehman, Bit of Heaven Ministry

A Taste of Heaven's Joys

Publication Date: 2005 Publisher: MorningStar Description: From the publisher: A collection of new hymn tunes by Kathleen Thomerson matched with new texts by Patricia B. Clark that follow the life of Jesus and the life of the church. This collaboration combines the talents of these two gifted writers in creating new materials for today's congregations.


Inspired by Matthew 24:30-31 and Revelation 19:11-16, this rollicking, gospel celebration by Bert St…
Series: AACMS. Accompaniment: Reduction. Pages: 16. Language: English.
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