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Clothe Yourself with Humility

Author: Susan Peterson Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 1 hymnal Lyrics: 1. Clothe yourself with humility; Don’t try to take ...
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Humility

Author: William G. Schell Meter: 8.6.8.6 D Appears in 5 hymnals First Line: Humility, thou secret vale Refrain First Line: Oh, make thy blest abode with me Lyrics: 1 Humility, thou secret vale, Unknown to ... soul shall never die. 2 Humility, how pure thy place! Thou ... And everlasting bliss! [Refrain] 3 Humility, how calm the breast That ... all the time. [Refrain] 4 Humility, thou shoreless sea Of perfect ... Scripture: Proverbs 22:4 Used With Tune: [Humility, thou secret vale] Text Sources: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Humility); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (201); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (374)

The Grace of Humility

Author: Clara McAlister Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: Clothed with sweet humility Refrain First Line: Humility! humility! Used With Tune: [Clothed with sweet humility]

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HUMILITY

Composer: John Goss Meter: 7.7.7.7 D Appears in 66 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 12176 55124 33231 Used With Text: See in Yonder Manger Low
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MARYTON

Composer: H. Percy Smith Meter: 8.8.8.8 D Appears in 269 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 33343 22255 43117 Used With Text: O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
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HUMILITY

Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Appears in 108 hymnals Tune Sources: Arr. Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 33332 35322 55423 Used With Text: Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

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The Grace of Humility

Author: Clara McAlister Hymnal: Truth in Song #89 (1907) First Line: Clothed with sweet humility Refrain First Line: Humility! humility! Lyrics: 1 Clothed with sweet humility, Let me dwell, dear Lord, ... its waters cover me. Refrain: Humility! humility! Wondrous grace so rich and ... Topics: Humility Languages: English Tune Title: [Clothed with sweet humility]
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Sweet Humility

Author: Charles E. Orr Hymnal: Timeless Truths #709 Meter: 8.6.8.6 D First Line: Humility, O grace so sweet! Refrain First Line: Come softly from thy throne above Lyrics: ... , And scatter meekness there. 2 Humility, in Christ complete, I seek ... with longing prays. [Refrain] 3 Humility, the sweetest cup Of which ... within it sank. [Refrain] 4 Humility, O gift divine, Thine odors ... ] 6 O heaven’s grace—humility! Thy cherished charm I’ll ... Scripture: 1 Peter 5:5 Tune Title: [Humility, O grace so sweet]
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Humility

Author: William G. Schell Hymnal: Timeless Truths #847 Meter: 8.6.8.6 D First Line: Humility, thou secret vale Refrain First Line: Oh, make thy blest abode with me Lyrics: 1 Humility, thou secret vale, Unknown to ... soul shall never die. 2 Humility, how pure thy place! Thou ... And everlasting bliss! [Refrain] 3 Humility, how calm the breast That ... all the time. [Refrain] 4 Humility, thou shoreless sea Of perfect ... Scripture: Proverbs 22:4 Tune Title: [Humility, thou secret vale]

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Charles Wesley

1707 - 1788 Person Name: Rev. Charles Wesley (1707-1788) Author of "Before Work" in Songs of Praise with Tunes Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepened, and he became one of the first band of "Oxford Methodists." In 1735 he went with his brother John to Georgia, as secretary to General Oglethorpe, having before he set out received Deacon's and Priest's Orders on two successive Sundays. His stay in Georgia was very short; he returned to England in 1736, and in 1737 came under the influence of Count Zinzendorf and the Moravians, especially of that remarkable man who had so large a share in moulding John Wesley's career, Peter Bonier, and also of a Mr. Bray, a brazier in Little Britain. On Whitsunday, 1737, [sic. 1738] he "found rest to his soul," and in 1738 he became curate to his friend, Mr. Stonehouse, Vicar of Islington, but the opposition of the churchwardens was so great that the Vicar consented that he "should preach in his church no more." Henceforth his work was identified with that of his brother John, and he became an indefatigable itinerant and field preacher. On April 8, 1749, he married Miss Sarah Gwynne. His marriage, unlike that of his brother John, was a most happy one; his wife was accustomed to accompany him on his evangelistic journeys, which were as frequent as ever until the year 1756," when he ceased to itinerate, and mainly devoted himself to the care of the Societies in London and Bristol. Bristol was his headquarters until 1771, when he removed with his family to London, and, besides attending to the Societies, devoted himself much, as he had done in his youth, to the spiritual care of prisoners in Newgate. He had long been troubled about the relations of Methodism to the Church of England, and strongly disapproved of his brother John's "ordinations." Wesley-like, he expressed his disapproval in the most outspoken fashion, but, as in the case of Samuel at an earlier period, the differences between the brothers never led to a breach of friendship. He died in London, March 29, 1788, and was buried in Marylebone churchyard. His brother John was deeply grieved because he would not consent to be interred in the burial-ground of the City Road Chapel, where he had prepared a grave for himself, but Charles said, "I have lived, and I die, in the Communion of the Church of England, and I will be buried in the yard of my parish church." Eight clergymen of the Church of England bore his pall. He had a large family, four of whom survived him; three sons, who all became distinguished in the musical world, and one daughter, who inherited some of her father's poetical genius. The widow and orphans were treated with the greatest kindness and generosity by John Wesley. As a hymn-writer Charles Wesley was unique. He is said to have written no less than 6500 hymns, and though, of course, in so vast a number some are of unequal merit, it is perfectly marvellous how many there are which rise to the highest degree of excellence. His feelings on every occasion of importance, whether private or public, found their best expression in a hymn. His own conversion, his own marriage, the earthquake panic, the rumours of an invasion from France, the defeat of Prince Charles Edward at Culloden, the Gordon riots, every Festival of the Christian Church, every doctrine of the Christian Faith, striking scenes in Scripture history, striking scenes which came within his own view, the deaths of friends as they passed away, one by one, before him, all furnished occasions for the exercise of his divine gift. Nor must we forget his hymns for little children, a branch of sacred poetry in which the mantle of Dr. Watts seems to have fallen upon him. It would be simply impossible within our space to enumerate even those of the hymns which have become really classical. The saying that a really good hymn is as rare an appearance as that of a comet is falsified by the work of Charles Wesley; for hymns, which are really good in every respect, flowed from his pen in quick succession, and death alone stopped the course of the perennial stream. It has been the common practice, however for a hundred years or more to ascribe all translations from the German to John Wesley, as he only of the two brothers knew that language; and to assign to Charles Wesley all the original hymns except such as are traceable to John Wesley through his Journals and other works. The list of 482 original hymns by John and Charles Wesley listed in this Dictionary of Hymnology have formed an important part of Methodist hymnody and show the enormous influence of the Wesleys on the English hymnody of the nineteenth century. -- Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ================== Charles Wesley, the son of Samuel Wesley, was born at Epworth, Dec. 18, 1707. He was educated at Westminster School and afterwards at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. In 1735, he took Orders and immediately proceeded with his brother John to Georgia, both being employed as missionaries of the S.P.G. He returned to England in 1736. For many years he engaged with his brother in preaching the Gospel. He died March 29, 1788. To Charles Wesley has been justly assigned the appellation of the "Bard of Methodism." His prominence in hymn writing may be judged from the fact that in the "Wesleyan Hymn Book," 623 of the 770 hymns were written by him; and he published more than thirty poetical works, written either by himself alone, or in conjunction with his brother. The number of his separate hymns is at least five thousand. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.

Susan H. Peterson

1950 - 2004 Person Name: Susan Peterson Author of "Clothe Yourself with Humility" in The Cyber Hymnal Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in­tend­ed, in­stead em­bark­ing on a ser­ies of jobs in which she honed her of­fice skills and gained some mis­sions ex­per­i­ence. She spent 1976 in Tan­za­nia un­der the Af­ri­ca In­land Mis­sion. Up­on her re­turn, she set­tled in Port­land, Or­e­gon, where she learned word pro­cess­ing and did ed­it­ing and proof­read­ing. In 1990, Su­san de­cid­ed to go back to school to learn how to work with vi­su­al­ly im­paired and blind adults. She re­ceived her MA in re­hab­il­i­ta­tion teach­ing of the blind from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ar­kan­sas at Lit­tle Rock in 1991. She then moved to Fort Col­lins, Col­o­ra­do, where she worked as an ed­it­or and desk­top pub­lish­ing tech­ni­cian for 10 years and did vol­un­teer re­habilita­tion teach­ing in her spare time. Much of Susan’s ed­it­ing and desk­top pub­lish­ing work was on books pro­duced by the Mis­sions Com­miss­ion of World Evan­gel­ic­al Al­li­ance, in­clud­ing Work­ing Your Way to the Na­tions, Too Val­u­a­ble to Lose, Send Me!, Glob­al Mis­si­ol­o­gy for the 21st Cen­tu­ry, and Doing Mem­ber Care Well. She al­so worked part time for Emer­gen­cy World, a com­pa­ny that pro­duc­ed train­ing ma­ter­ia­ls for emer­gen­cy re­sponse per­son­nel. Susan moved back to Or­e­gon in 2002, where she continued the same work she did in Col­o­ra­do. For sev­er­al years, Susan worked with Wyc­liffe As­so­ci­ates as part of a team that helped key­board Bi­bles and New Tes­ta­ments that were print­ed be­fore the age of com­put­ers and that need­ed to be put in­to elec­tron­ic for­mat, so that they could be up­dat­ed or adapt­ed for other lan­guage­s. Susan’s ca­reer as a hymn writ­er be­gan in 1997, when she set a goal of writ­ing 100 hymns. Her me­thod was to sel­ect a pass­age of Scrip­ture for each song and then find a hymn tune that seemed to fit the pass­age. She thus com­bined the en­dur­ing Word of God with mel­o­dies that have stood the test of time. Her songs were a bless­ing to her, and she was pleased to be able to share them with others. Lyrics: Alpha, Omega Ascribe to the Lord Our God Be Now Im­i­tat­ors of Your Lord Be Strong in God Behold, These Words Are Trust­worthy and True Blest Are the Poor Blest Is the Man Christ a Blind Man Saw One Day Clothe Your­self with Hu­mil­i­ty Come and Hear the Words of Je­sus Come un­to Me Count It Joy Cursed Is the One Who Trusts in Man Do Not Be Sur­prised Do Not Wor­ry Earth Be­longs to the Lord, The Everyone Should Be Quick to List­en Faith Means We’re Sure Faith of Our Bro­thers For un­to Us a Child Is Born Give Thanks to God the Lord God, Keep Me Safe God Most High, We Praise You God, the Bless­ed and On­ly Rul­er God the Lord Does Ask Hallelujah, Praise the Lord! He Has Giv­en Us His Prom­is­es Hear Now My Praise, O Lord Holy, Ho­ly, Lord God Al­mighty How Can I, Lord, Keep My Way Pure? How Good It Is, Lord How Great the Love How Ma­ny Are Your Works, Lord I Am the Lord, Your God I Am the Vine I Extol You, O Lord I Kneel Be­fore You, Lord I Praise You, Lord If Any Per­son Is in Christ If You Love Me If You Would Come Af­ter Me In You, O Lord, I Put My Trust It Is Good to Praise th’Al­mighty Jesus, the Good Shep­herd Jonah Just Trust in Me Kingdom of Your Hea­ven­ly Fa­ther, The Let Not Your Hearts Be Trou­bled Let Your Mind­set Be the Same Live with Each Other in Love Lord, I Ex­tol Your Name Lord, We Come and Of­fer Praise Lord, You Have Been Our Dwell­ing Lord, You Have Searched Me Lord, You’ve Called Us as Your Ser­vants Love Must Be Sin­cere and Hon­est Lovely, O Lord, Is Your Dwell­ing Place Majestic Is Your Name Man Named Ni­co­dem­us, A My God, in Whom I Trust My Light and My Sal­va­tion My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone Now Let Us Love Each Other Now That You’ve Tast­ed O Come, Let Us Sing O God, You Are My God O Lord, Life Is Sac­red O Lord, You Reign o’er Earth and Sea O Lord, You’re My Shep­herd O May All the Peo­ples Praise You O Shout for Joy Oh, How Ma­jes­tic and Glor­i­ous Oh, the Depth of God’s Wis­dom One Day There’ll Be New Earth and Hea­ven One Named Laz­a­rus Praise Be un­to Our God Ephe­sians Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him Praise, O Serv­ants of the Lord Praise the Lord, My Soul Put Off Your Old Self Whol­ly Rejoice in God Savior, Like a Shep­herd Since Through God’s Mer­cy Since We Are Now Sur­rounde­d Since We Have Con­fi­dence Sing to the Lord Sing with Joy This God’s Our God Though I Speak To Whom Will You Com­pare God? Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart Unto You I Lift My Soul Up Up to the Hills I Look We Now Have Peace with God We Thank You, Lord Wedding Took Place, A Well Done, Good and Faith­ful Ser­vant What Good Can Come? What Shall We Say? Where Can One Look for --www.hymntime.com/tc

John Bacchus Dykes

1823 - 1876 Composer of "ST. AGNES" in The Cyber Hymnal As a young child John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) took violin and piano lessons. At the age of ten he became the organist of St. John's in Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. After receiving a classics degree from St. Catherine College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. In 1849 he became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. He served the parish of St. Oswald in Durham from 1862 until the year of his death. To the chagrin of his bishop, Dykes favored the high church practices associated with the Oxford Movement (choir robes, incense, and the like). A number of his three hundred hymn tunes are still respected as durable examples of Victorian hymnody. Most of his tunes were first published in Chope's Congregational Hymn and Tune Book (1857) and in early editions of the famous British hymnal, Hymns Ancient and Modern. Bert Polman

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Small Church Music

Editors: Edward Caswall 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  

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary

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

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