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There is a longing in our hearts, O Lord

Author: Anne Quigley Meter: Irregular Appears in 6 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

Longing for God

Author: Henry Francis Lyte Appears in 270 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]

Psalm 41-42: Song of Longing

Author: Rory Cooney Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: My soul is longing for God Refrain First Line: Like a deer that longs for the running water Topics: Easter Vigil Scripture: Psalm 42 Used With Tune: [My soul is longing for God]


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Composer: Rowland H. Prichard Meter: D Appears in 375 hymnals Tune Sources: The English Hymnal, 1906 (harm.) Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 12123 43212 54332 Used With Text: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus


Meter: Appears in 228 hymnals Tune Sources: Witt's Psalmodia Sacra, 1715; alt. Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 55112 23315 56425 Used With Text: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus


Composer: Anne Quigley Meter: Irregular Appears in 5 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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Published text-tune combinations (hymns) from specific hymnals

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]

All Day Long

Author: A. H. A. Hymnal: Glad Gospel Songs #27 (1937) First Line: All day long the sweetest music Refrain First Line: All day long my heart is singing Lyrics: All day long the sweetest music, ... Languages: English Tune Title: [All day long the sweetest music]


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Vep B. Ellis

1917 - 1988 Person Name: V. B. E. Author of "All the Day Long" in Humble Hearts Vesphew Benton Ellis (1917 - 1988) Vep Ellis was one of the most prolific and beloved songwriters in Southern Gospel. He served as a Church of God minister for 49 years. He also published more than 500 songs over the course of a career that also saw him record five albums and numerous singles of his own. Vep served for several years as music director for the Oral Roberts Ministries and as music director of the Tennessee Music And Printing Company. He also owned his own publishing company, Vep Ellis And Sons Music. His songs have been recorded by nearly every Southern Gospel artist. Awards SGMA Hall Of Fame (2001) Solo Discography http://sghistory.com/index ================= Vep Ellis, Jr. and his wife Lavone are the senior pastors of Sheridan Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pastor Vep Ellis has a great heritage of gospel ministry and music. He was the Minister of Music at Sheridan Christian Center for 14 years then went on to serve as the Music Director and Dean of Music for the Kenneth Hagin Ministries and RHEMA Bible training center for eight years. In 1984, he returned to Sheridan as Senior Pastor. While at RHEMA, Pastor Ellis formed the RHEMA Singers and Band and recorded several albums. Pastor Ellis is the son of internationally known V.B. “Vep” Ellis, Hall of Fame songwriter and recording artist. Vep Jr. and his brothers occasionally tour the country promoting their own CD’s of their Dad’s music. They have sung at the Palace in Branson, MO; Lee University; and other venues. They were recently invited to appear on the Bill Gaither videos. He and his wife Lavone have two beautiful daughters, Tiffani and her husband Barry Owens and Tara and her husband Rodney Crum, and five wonderful grandchildren who live in the Tulsa, OK area. Eleven years ago Lavone was diagnosed with a serious liver disease and was given 2 years to live. She was at the point of death many times, but through a miracle of prayer and faith in God’s Word, she received a liver transplant in 1994 and is a living miracle. http://www.sheridancc.org/whoweare

Robert Harkness

1880 - 1961 Arranger of "HYFRYDOL" in The Celebration Hymnal

R. E. Hudson

1843 - 1901 Person Name: Ralph E. Hudson Arranger of "MARTYRDOM" in The Cyber Hymnal Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Vernon College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke


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Published hymn books and other collections

The King Victorious

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

Hail the King

Publication Date: 1914 Publisher: Ruebush Kieffer Publication Place: Dayton, Va. Editors: J. O. Long; I. Long; Ruebush Kieffer

Jesus is our King

Publication Date: 1914 Publisher: D. W. Crist Publication Place: Alliance, Oh. Editors: J. O. Long; T. C. Harper; D. W. Crist


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