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Joy Unspeakable

Author: Barney Elliott Warren Appears in 79 hymnals First Line: I have found his grace is all complete Refrain First Line: It is joy unspeakable and full of glory

O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts

Author: Ray Palmer, 1808-1887; Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1152 Meter: Appears in 505 hymnals First Line: O Jesus, joy of living hearts Lyrics: 1 O Jesus, joy of loving hearts, the fount ... Topics: Community in Christ; Community in Christ; Evening; Holy Communion; Offering Used With Tune: WALTON
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Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Author: Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933 Meter: D Appears in 250 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of ... ! 2 All thy works with joy surround thee, earth and heaven ... , ever blest, wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of ... other, lift us to the joy divine. Topics: Joy Scripture: Job 38:7 Used With Tune: HYMN TO JOY


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Composer: William H. Doane Meter: with refrain Appears in 207 hymnals Tune Key: A Flat Major Incipit: 51321 21561 76165 Used With Text: Take the Name of Jesus with You
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Composer: Chester G. Allen, 1838-1878 Meter: with refrain Appears in 173 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 35132 32176 51351 Used With Text: Praise Him! Praise Him!
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Composer: John Hatton, c.1710-1793 Meter: Appears in 862 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 13456 71765 55565 Used With Text: I Know That My Redeemer Lives


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Small Church Music

Editors: Edward H. Joy 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  
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Joy to the World

Publication Date: 1915 Publisher: Hope Publishing Company Publication Place: Chicago Editors: E. O. Excell; Hope Publishing Company

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.)

Publication Date: 1989 Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers Publication Place: Murfreesboro, Tn Editors: Dr. Curtis Hutson; Dr. John Reynolds; Dr. John R. Rice; Joy Rice Martin


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Joy in Serving Jesus

Author: Oswald J. Smith Hymnal: Sing Joyfully #508 (1989) First Line: There is joy in serving Jesus Refrain First Line: There is joy, joy, joy in serving Jesus Lyrics: There is joy in serving Jesus, ... Topics: Joy Languages: English Tune Title: [There is joy in serving Jesus]

Joy Among the Angels

Author: D. O. T. Hymnal: Timeless Truths #617 Meter: First Line: There is joy, glad joy among the angels Lyrics: ... There is joy, glad joy among the angels, Joy in heav’ ... love. Refrain: Joy among the angels, Joy in heav’n ... Refrain] 3 There is joy, more joy among the angels, When ... and up in heaven, Joy exceeding great: Sinner, come ... and seek the joy of pardon, Come before ... Scripture: Luke 15:10 Tune Title: [There is joy, glad joy among the angels]

A Song of Joy

Author: D. O. T. Hymnal: Timeless Truths #585 Meter: First Line: Salvation's free, glad joy to all Refrain First Line: There’s joy, glad joy Lyrics: ... joy, glad joy, Now flowing from above; There’s joy, glad joy ... From wells of everlasting joy Our strength by faith we ... bring; The joy that thrills my ransomed ... flowing stream Of deep, eternal joy. [Refrain] 4 I’ll ... I will be; The joy I know that keeps ... Scripture: Isaiah 61:10 Tune Title: [Salvation's free, glad joy to all]


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T. C. O'Kane

1830 - 1912 Person Name: T. C. O'K Harmonizer of "[Joy to the world! the Lord is come]" in Joy to the World O'Kane, Tullius Clinton, an American writer, born March 10, 1830, is the author of "O sing of Jesus, Lamb of God" (Redemption); and "Who, who are these beside the chilly wave?" (Triumph in Death), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878 and 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907) =========================== Tullius Clinton O'Kane was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, March 10, 1830. He resided with his parents in this vicinity until the spring of 1849, when he went to Delaware, Ohio, and entered the Ohio Wesleyan University, from which he graduated in 1852, with the degree A. B., and received his A. M. degree three years later from his Alma Mater. Immediately upon his graduation, he was tendered a position in the Faculty as Tutor of Mathematics, which he accepted and successfully filled for five years. The students always called him "Professor," by which title he is known to the present day. His musical abilities were early recognized in the University, and for years he was the musical precentor in the daily chapel devotions. He organized and maintained a Choral Society in the College, and was the first musical instructor in the Ohio Wesleyan Female College, which a few years ago was incorporated into the University. In 1857 he was elected to a principalship in the Cincinnati public schools, and served in that capacity until 1861, when he resigned his position to accept a place in the piano establishment of Philip Phillips & Co. He remained with this house until its removal to New York City in 1867, when, although urged to be transferred with the house to that city, he preferred to remove with his family back to Delaware, Ohio. For the ensuing six years he traveled over the state of Ohio as the general agent for the Smith American Organ Co., of Boston, Mass. During this time he visited conferences, Sunday-school conventions, both State and County, introducing his Sunday-school singing books, and in this way became well known throughout his native state, and quite extensively in some of the adjoining states. His musical compositions were first published in Philip Phillips' Musical Leaves, in 1865, and since then but few Sunday-school singing books have appeared without one or more of his compositions. His first music book, Fresh Leaves, was issued in 1868. This was followed at intervals by Dew Drops, Songs of Worship, Every Sabbath, Jasper and Gold, Redeemer's Praise, Glorious Things and Morning Stars. In connection with his son, Edward T. O'Kane, who is himself a most excellent composer and a very skillful organist, in 1882 he issued Selected Anthems, a book designed for use by the more advanced choirs. In association with J. R. Sweney and "Chaplain" McCabe, he issued Joy to the World, a song book for prayer-meetings, and the same editors, with the addition of W. J. Kirkpatrick, compiled Songs of Redeeming Love, No. 1, in 1882, and No. 2 in 1884. He also issued Songs of Praises, Unfading Treasures and Forward Songs. Some of Professor O'Kane's best known songs are Glorious Fountain, The Home Over There, On Jordan's Stormy Banks, Say, are You Ready? and many others. With Mr. O'Kane, music and musical composition have ever been a recreation, rather than a profession. He is an excellent leader of choirs, but his forte seems to be in leading large congregations, Sunday-schools and social religious meetings in sacred song. He sings "with the spirit and the understanding also " — with a due appreciation of both words and music — and very naturally infuses his enthusiasm into his audiences so that they cannot "keep from singing." In his music he endeavors to catch the spirit of the hymn, and then give it expression in the music he composes for it. This sometimes seems to have been almost an inspiration, and could be illustrated by a reference to the circumstances under which many of his compositions have been made. One of his earlier and more widely known pieces is that entitled, Over There. He says he cut this hymn out of some newspaper and put it with others in his portfolio, intending some time when he felt like it to give it a musical setting. One Sunday afternoon, after studying his lesson for the next session of his Sunday-school, he opened his portfolio, and turning over the selections, found these words, and something seemed to say, "Now's your time." He sat down at the organ, studied the hymn intently for a few moments, and then, as his fingers touched the keys of the instrument, melody and harmony were in every movement, and when the stanza was ended, melody and harmony found their expression in the chorus, and Over There was finished. Another of his well known songs is Sweeping Through the Gates. One cold, blustery day he had occasion to go from his residence to the railroad depot, about a mile distant, and in his route had to cross the river on a suspension foot-bridge. As he came down to the bridge, he thought of the "river of death," so cold, with no bridge, and then the words of the dying Cookman came to his mind, and he exclaimed to himself: 'Who, who are these beside the chilly wave? " Words, melody and refrain seemed to come all at once and all together, so that by the time he arrived back at his home, the composition was complete. Professor O'Kane is a genial, modest Christian gentleman, who carries sunshine wherever he goes. His greatest joy comes from the consciousness that his music has cheered and comforted the hearts of Christian people all over the world, and has been the means of winning thousands from the pleasures of the world to the higher enjoyments of the Christian religion. His song, Sweeping Through the Gates, will be sung till all the ransomed are gathered Over There. -Hall, J. H. (c1914). Biographies of Gospel Song and Hymn Writers. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company. ======================== O'Kane, Tullius Clinton. Died 10 February 1912, Delaware, Ohio. Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio. --DNAH Archives

J. Grigg

1720 - 1768 Person Name: J. Griggs Composer of "GRIGGS" in The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book Grigg, Joseph, was born in 1728, according to the D. Sedgwick’s Manuscript," but this date seems to be some six or eight years too late. He was the son of poor parents and was brought up to mechanical pursuits. In 1743 he forsook his trade and became assistant minister to the Rev. Thomas Bures, of the Presbyterian Church, Silver Street, London. On the death of Mr. Bures in 1747, he retired from the ministry, and, marrying a lady of property, look up his residence at St. Albans. He died at Walthamstow, Essex, Oct. 29, 1768. As a hymnwriter Grigg is chiefly known by two of his hymns, "Behold a stranger at the door"; and "Jesus, and can it ever be?" His hymnwriting began, it is said, at ten years of age. His published works of various kinds number over 40. Those in which his hymns are found are:— (1) Miscellanies on Moral and Religious Subjects, &c, London, Elizabeth Harrison, 1756. (2) The Voice of Danger, the Voice of God. A Sermon Preached at St. Albans, and at Box-Lane, Chiefly with a View to the apprehended Invasion. By J. Grigg. London, J. Buckland, 1756. To this is appended his hymn, "Shake, Britain, like an aspen shake." (3) Four Hymns on Divine Subjects wherein the Patience and Love of Our Divine Saviour is displayed, London, 1765. (4) Hymns by the late Rev. Joseph Grigg, Stourbridge, 1806. (5) During 1765 and 1766 he also contributed 12 hymns to The Christians Magazine. In 1861 D. Sedgwick collected his hymns and poems, and published them with a memoir as: Hymns on Divine Subjects, * * * * London, 1861. This volume contains 40 "Hymns," and 17 "Serious Poems." In the “S. MSS." Sedgwick notes that in 1861 he omitted three hymns by Grigg, which were then unknown to him, viz.:—l) On "The National Fast," appended to a sermon preached at Northampton, Feb. 13, 1761, by W. Warburton, and published in London, 1761. (2) "A Harvest Hymn by the late Rev. Joseph Grigg," in 6 stanzas, in the Evangelical Magazine, July, 1822; and (3) On the Parable of Dives and Lazarus, dated "Feb. 15, 1767." -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

J. B. Coats

1901 - 1961 Composer of "[There's a city of joy and rapture, supernal]" in Special Radio Selections J.B. Coats was born on April 6, 1901, in Summerland, Mississippi. He attended the schools of his area and was both a student and lover of music all his life...His formal education was continued with study at Mississippi Southern College and Louisiana State University. He also studied music with Julius Rishing, J.E. and Alvis O. Thomas and T.B. Mosley. When just a lad about fourteen, he began teaching music classes and conducting evangelistic singing. Mr. Coats was a teacher in public schools most of his life...He was the composer of many loved gospel songs with "Where Could I Go" haveing been printed and sung most widely. Others of his outstanding songs are "A Wonderful Place", "My Soul Shall Live On", "I'm Winging My Way Back Home", and "Tomorrow May Mean Goodbye". Many of his songs have been recorded by leading quartets and singers...Mr. Coats was associated with Stamps-Baxter Music Company and a lifetime staff writer for them...He joined the Baptist Church and served more than thirty years as a Deacon before answering the call to the ministry. He died on December 15, 1961. --doyouknowhowgodlovesyou.blogspot.com


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