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Longing for God

Author: Henry Francis Lyte Appears in 303 hymnals First Line: As pants the hart for cooling streams Lyrics: ... heated in the chase, So longs my soul, O God, for ... Used With Tune: [As pants the hart for cooling streams]

There is a longing in our hearts, O Lord

Author: Anne Quigley Meter: Irregular Appears in 12 hymnals First Line: For justice, for freedom, for mercy Lyrics: There is a longing in our hearts, O ... Topics: Longing Scripture: Ecclesiastes 7:25 Used With Tune: LONGING

Saved by Grace

Author: E. R. Latta Appears in 13 hymnals First Line: O I long to see the beauty Refrain First Line: Lead me to the living fountain Used With Tune: [O I long to see the beauty]


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Composer: Anne Quigley Meter: Irregular Appears in 11 hymnals Tune Key: d minor Incipit: 55556 43445 31234 Used With Text: There is a longing in our hearts, O Lord
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Composer: John Stainer, 1840-1901 Meter: Appears in 116 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 31555 11713 67143 Used With Text: Come, thou long-expected Jesus
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Composer: Thomas Campbell Meter: with refrain Appears in 116 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 11235 46721 34275 Used With Text: And Can It Be


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My Heart Is Longing

Author: C. W. N. Hymnal: Timeless Truths #1039 Meter: D with refrain First Line: Savior, now my heart is longing Refrain First Line: Savior, take my troubled spirit Lyrics: ... Savior, now my heart is longing For Thy wondrous saving grace ... : Savior, take my troubled spirit, Long by sin oppressed; In Thy ... these galling fetters That so long have pinioned me. Let the ... Savior, now my heart is longing, Thirsting for the rich supply ... Topics: Supplication Scripture: Psalm 51:1 Tune Title: [Savior, now my heart is longing]

How Long Must We Wait?

Author: S. M. Glasgow Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #2467 First Line: Long have we sought eternal life Refrain First Line: How long? how long must we wait? Lyrics: ... How long? how long must we wait? Refrain How long? how long must ... we wait? How long ... ? how long must we ... ’tis growing late. How long? how long must we wait? [Refrain] Languages: English Tune Title: [Long have we sought eternal life]

It Won't Be Very Long

Author: Rev. Morgan Williams Hymnal: Melodies of Love #71 First Line: It won't be very long till this short life shall end Lyrics: ... won't be very long till this short life shall ... It won't be very long till Jesus shall descend; ... won't be very long till all the saints get ... won't be very long till burdens we lay ... won't be very long till earth shall pass ... won't be very long till works of men ... Languages: English Tune Title: [It won't be very long till this short life shall end]


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Hans Leo Hassler

1564 - 1612 Person Name: H. L. Hassler Composer (attributed to) of "STUTTGARD" in The Church Hymnal Hans Leo Hassler Germany 1564-1612. Born at Nuremberg, Germany, he came from a family of famous musicians and received early education from his father. He then studied in Venice, Italy, with Andrea Gabrieli, uncle of Giovanni Gabrieli, his friend, with whom he composed a wedding motet. The uncle taught him to play the organ. He learned the polychoral style and took it back to Germany after Andrea Gabrieli's death. He served as organist and composer for Octavian Fugger, the princely art patron of Augsburg (1585-1601). He was a prolific composer but found his influence limited, as he was Protestant in a still heavily Catholic region. In 1602 he became director of town music and organist in the Frauenkirche in Nuremberg until 1608. He married Cordula Claus in 1604. He was finally court musician for the Elector of Saxony in Dresden, Germany, evenually becoming Kapellmeister (1608-1612). A Lutheran, he composed both for Roman Catholic liturgy and for Lutheran churches. He produced two volumns of motets, a famous collection of court songs, and a volume of simpler hymn settings. He published both secular and religious music, managing to compose much for the Catholic church that was also usable in Lutheran settings. He was also a consultant to organ builders. In 1596 he, with 53 other organists, had the opportunity to examine a new instrument with 59 stops at the Schlosskirche, Groningen. He was recognized for his expertise in organ design and often was called on to examine new instruments. He entered the world of mechanical instrument construction, developing a clockwork organ that was later sold to Emperor Rudolf II. He died of tuberculosis in Frankfurt, Germany. John Perry

Swee-Hong Lim

b. 1963 Person Name: Lim Swee Hong Author of "How Long, O God, Will You Hide Your Face?" in New Hymns of Hope Dr. Swee Hong Lim is the Deer Park Assistant Professor of Sacred Music at Emmanuel College, and the Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program. He also serves as Director of the Chapel for the worship life of Emmanuel College. Before joining Emmanuel on July 1, 2012, Dr. Lim served as an Assistant Professor of Church Music at Baylor University. Prior to his work at Baylor, he served as a Lecturer of Worship, Liturgy, and Music at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. Swee Hong is widely utilized as a leader for global seminars and conferences dealing with sacred music. He currently serves as the Co-Moderator of the Worship Committee for the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches for its meeting in Busan, South Korea (2013), and also served as a member of the Worship Planning Committee for the 2011 Ecumenical Peace Convocation sponsored by the World Council held in Jamaica. From 2008-2010, he chaired the Board of Worship and Music for the Trinity Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Singapore. Swee Hong holds a PhD in Liturgical Studies from Drew University, where his dissertation won the Helen LePage and William Hale Chamberlain Prize for Outstanding Dissertation. He also holds a Master of Arts in Sacred Music from Perkins School of Theology. He completed his undergraduate work in Church Music at the Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music in the Philippines. Swee Hong is well-published in global music, with his monograph, Giving Voice to Asian Christians, especially known among global musicians. He is also a prolific composer of hymnody. By Swee Hong Lim, From:, 24 June 2014.

George J. Elvey

1816 - 1893 Person Name: George Job Elvey, 1816-1893 Composer of "ST. CRISPIN" in The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada George Job Elvey (b. Canterbury, England, 1816; d. Windlesham, Surrey, England, 1893) As a young boy, Elvey was a chorister in Canterbury Cathedral. Living and studying with his brother Stephen, he was educated at Oxford and at the Royal Academy of Music. At age nineteen Elvey became organist and master of the boys' choir at St. George Chapel, Windsor, where he remained until his retirement in 1882. He was frequently called upon to provide music for royal ceremonies such as Princess Louise's wedding in 1871 (after which he was knighted). Elvey also composed hymn tunes, anthems, oratorios, and service music. Bert Polman


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Perfect Praise

Publication Date: 1905 Publisher: James D. Vaughan Publication Place: Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Editors: James D. Vaughan; James D. Vaughan; Geo. W. Bacon; John McPherson; H. Horton Howard; W. Henry Milford; Flavil Hall; J. Owen Long; A. E. Hleton
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Songs of Redeeming Love

Publication Date: 1915 Publisher: The Ruebush-Kieffer Co. Publication Place: Dayton, Virginia Editors: J. H. Ruebush; J. Owen Long; W. M. Weekly, D. D.; Will H. Ruebush; The Ruebush-Kieffer Co.

The King Victorious

Publication Date: 1915 Publisher: D. W. Crist Publication Place: Alliance, Oh. Editors: J. O. Long; D. W. Crist


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