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Heaven Came Down

Author: John W. Peterson Meter: Irregular Appears in 28 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 271 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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Heavenly Sunlight

Author: H. J. Zelley Meter: with refrain Appears in 175 hymnals First Line: Walking in sunlight, all of my journey Refrain First Line: Heavenly sunlight, heavenly sunlight Lyrics: ... never can fail. Chorus; Heavenly sunlight, heavenly sunlight, Flooding my soul with ... Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:6 Used With Tune: SUNLIGHT


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Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Meter: D Appears in 395 hymnals Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 12324 32716 54323 Used With Text: Praise the Lord! Ye heavens, adore him


Composer: William Owen Meter: Appears in 84 hymnals Tune Key: g minor Incipit: 55123 33234 54322 Used With Text: Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
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Composer: Johann Crüger; Felix Mendelssohn Meter: Appears in 290 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 55566 55432 32155 Used With Text: Nun danket alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God)


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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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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756 - 1791 Person Name: Mozart Composer of "DRESDEN" in The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society J. C. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; b. 1756, Salzburg; d. 1791, Vienna Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908

Charles C. Converse

1832 - 1918 Composer of "[What was witness'd in the heaven?]" in Latter-Day Saints Congregational Hymns Pseudonyms: Nevers, Karl Re­den, Revons Born in Warren, Massachusetts, on October 7, 1832, Charles Crozat Converse was the son of one of the early settlers of Woburn, Massachusetts. He went to Leipzig in 1855 where he studied law and philosophy, as well as music theory and composition under Moritz Hauptmann, E. Friedrich Richter, and Louis Plaidy at the Leipzig Conservatory. There also he made the acquaintance of Franz Liszt and Louis Spohr. He returned to the United States in 1859 and graduated from the Albany, New York, Law School two years later. From 1875 he practiced law in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he was also in charge of Burdetta Organ Company. He composed a number of hymn tunes, as well as larger works. A Doctor of Music degree was offered him by Sterndale Bennett of Cambridge University in England for the five-voice double fugue at the end of his Psalm-Cantata on Psalm 126, but he declined the offer. In 1895 Rutherford College honored him with a Doctor of Laws degree. He spent his last years in Highwood, New Jersey, where he died October 18, 1918. – Hymnal Companion to the Lutheran Book of Worship

Oswald J. Smith

1889 - 1986 Author of "How the Spirit Comes" in Oswald Smith's Best Songs Smith, Oswald Jeffrey. (Odessa, Ontario, November 8, 1889--January 25, 1986, Toronto, Canada). Presbyterian. Attended Manitoba College, Winnipeg, 1909-1910; Toronto Bible College, 1907-1908, 1910-1912; McCormick Theological Seminary, 1912-1915; further study at Knox College, Toronto; several honorary doctorates. Pastorates in Toronto, 1915-1958; frequently conducted evangelistic meetings and crusades elsewhere. In 1928 he organized the virtually autonomous People's Church, which combines a vigorous evangelistic program in Toronto with an enviable overseas missionary network; in 1958 he relinquished its guidance to his son Paul, but remained its highly active minister emeritus. He published some 35 devotional and inspirational books, which he eventually combined into fourteen; most of his 1200 hymns and poems first appeared in church-connected magazines, but many are found in Poems of a Lifetime (London: Marshall, 1962). --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives


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Small Church Music

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 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 ( or Song Surgeon ( (see 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 Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact Home/Music( List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About  
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The Heavenly Choir

Publication Date: 1876 Publisher: C. M. Cady Publication Place: New York Editors: T. Wood; C. M. Cady

Heavenly Echoes

Publication Date: 1867 Publisher: C. M. Tremaine Publication Place: New York, N.Y. Editors: H. Waters; C. M. Tremaine


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