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Author: Joseph Swain Appears in 464 hymnals First Line: O Thou, in whose presence my soul takes delight Used With Tune: [O Thou in whose presence my soul takes delight]


Author: John Jacob Niles; John G. Whittier Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: In calm and cool and silence once again
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There Is a Green Hill Far Away

Author: Cecil F. Alexander Meter: Appears in 604 hymnals Lyrics: 1 There is a green hill far away, without a city wall, where the dear Lord was crucified, who died to save us all. 2 We may not know, we cannot tell, what pains he had to bear; but we believe it was for us he hung and suffered there. 3 He died that we ... Topics: Good Works; Jesus Christ His Death; Christ Suffering of; Imputation of Righteousness; Love For Christ of God Scripture: Romans 5:6-11 Used With Tune: MEDITATION


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Composer: Freeman Lewis; H. P. Main Appears in 93 hymnals Incipit: 11234 56543 22151 Used With Text: Delight In Thy Presence
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Composer: John H. Gower Meter: Appears in 69 hymnals Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 33333 31114 43255 Used With Text: The Blessedness of the Godly


Composer: Joel A. Erickson Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Sources: Timeless Truths ( Tune Key: G Major Used With Text: On Heavenly Heights


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Constantly Meditating

Author: J. M. Henson; J. W. A. Hymnal: Radio Beams #92 (1944) First Line: Constantly meditating on the Savior's words of love Refrain First Line: Constantly meditating, on my Savior's love Languages: English Tune Title: [Constantly meditating on the Savior's words of love]

Sweet time of meditation

Author: A. R. Zorn Hymnal: The Liturgy of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives #28 (1990) Topics: Lay Meditation Meetings and Retreats Languages: English Tune Title: [Sweet time of meditation]
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Memories of Galilee

Author: N. H. Byrum; C. W. Naylor Hymnal: Songs of Grace and Glory #104 (1918) First Line: Oft in silent meditation Refrain First Line: Sweet and precious unto me Lyrics: 1 Oft in silent meditation Back to Galilee we go, ... Topics: Meditation Tune Title: [Oft in silent meditation]


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Joseph Swain

1761 - 1796 Author of "Meditation" in The Best of All Swain, Joseph, was born at Birmingham in 1761, and after being apprenticed to an engraver, removed to London. After a time he became a decided Christian, and being of an emotional poetic temperament, began to give expression to his new thoughts and feelings in hymns. In 1783 he was baptized by the Rev. Dr. Rippon, and in 1791 became minister of a Baptist congregation in East Street, Walworth. After a short but popular and very useful ministry, he died April 16, 1796 Swain published the following:— (1) A Collection of Poems on Several Occasions, London, 1781; (2) Redemption, a Poem in five Books, London, 1789; (3) Experimental Essays on Divine Subjects, London, 1791; (4) Walworth Hymns, by J. Swain, Pastor of the Baptist Church Meeting there, London, 1792, 129 hymns; with a Supplement, 1794, 192 hymns; (5) A Pocket Companion and Directory, London, 1794. In addition to a limited number of Swain's hymns, annotated under their respective first lines, the following, from his Walworth Hymns1792, and the 2nd ed., 1796, are also in common use:— 1. Brethren, while we sojourn here. Mutual Encouragement. 2. Children of the King of grace. Holy Baptism. 3. Christ the Lord will come again. Second Advent. 4. Come, ye souls, by sin afflicted. The Yoke of Christ. 5. How sweet, how heavenly is the sight. Communion of Saints. 6. In expectation sweet. Second Advent. 7. Lift up your heads, ye gates. Ascension. 8. Love is the sweetest bud that blows. A Flower an Emblem of Christ. 9. 0 how the thought that I shall know. Heaven Anticipated. Sometimes it begins with st. ii., "For ever to behold Him shine". 10. On earth the song begins. Heaven Anticipated. 11. On the wings of faith upspringing. Passiontide. 12. Pilgrims we are to Canaan bound. Pilgrimage of Life. 13. Praise ye the Lord, the eternal King. Divinity of Christ. 14. Praise your Redeemer, praise His Name. Praise for Redemption. 15. 'Tis heaven begun below. Heaven Anticipated. 16. What is it for a saint to die? Death and Burial. 17. What must [will] it be to dwell above? Heaven Anticipated. 18. When firm I [we] stand on Zion's hill. Confidence. Sometimes as "I stand on Zion's mount," in American collections. 19. Who can forbear to sing? Praise of Jesus. From his Redemption, a Poem in Five Books, 1791, the following hymns are also in common use:-- 20. 0 Thou in whose presence my soul takes delight. In Affliction. 21. Ye daughters of Zion, declare, have you see? Comfort in Affliction. Of these hymns the most widely known are Nos. 1, 5, 6, and 20. We may add that several of Swain's hymns appeared in The Theological Miscellany, 1784-1789. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Freeman Lewis

1780 - 1859 Composer of "[O thou, in whose presence my soul takes delight]" in The Best of All Freeman Lewis (1780-1859) Born: De­cem­ber 30, 1780, Bask­ing Ridge, New Jer­sey. Died: Sep­tem­ber 18, 1859, Un­ion­town, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Moun­tain View Cem­e­t­ery, Mt. Ver­non, Ohio. Lewis, a sur­vey­or and school teach­er, wrote mu­sic on the side. In 1816, he acc­omp­a­nied Si­mon Ber­nard, a former French gen­er­al and en­gin­eer of Na­pol­e­on I, in one of his ear­ly ex­pe­di­tions in Amer­i­ca. Lewis al­so served as Coun­ty Surveyor of Fay­ette Coun­ty, Penn­sylvan­ia (1828-36), and helped Jon­a­than Knight su­rvey the Ches­a­peake and Ohio Ca­nal. His works in­clude: The Beau­ties of Har­mo­ny, 1813, 1816, 1818 Sources: Nutter, p. 460 Reynolds, p. 359 Stulken, p. 226

George Kingsley

1811 - 1884 Composer of "HEBER" in Melodies of Salvation Born: July 7, 1811, Northampton, Massachusetts. Died: March 14, 1884, Northampton, Massachusetts. Kingsley played the organ at the Old South Church and Hollis Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He also taught music at Girard College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, served as music supervisor for public schools in Philadelphia, and compiled a number of music books, including: Sunday School Singing Book, 1832 The Harmonist, 1833 The Social Choir, 1836 The Sacred Choir, 1838 The Harp of David, 1844 The Young Ladies’ Harp, 1847 Templi Carmina (Northampton, Massachusetts: 1853) The Juvenile Choir, 1865


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Small Church Music

Editors: Cecil Frances Alexander 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  

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary

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

Hymns and Meditations

Publication Date: 1873 Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library


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