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Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: Behold the morning star arise Lyrics: 1. Behold the morning star arise, The Son of God appears; Seraphic legions rend the skies, Hark hallelujahs hear. Hark hallelujahs hear. 2. Be ev'ry vale exalted high, Sink ev'ry mountain low; Behold the great Messiah comes, Salvation to bestow. Salvation ... Used With Tune: NATIVITY Text Sources: English West Gallery Carol

Come let us join our cheerful songs

Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 Meter: Appears in 980 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Come let us join our cheerful songs with angels round the throne; ten thousand thousand are their tongues, but all their joys are one. 2 'Worthy the Lamb that died,' they cry, 'to be exalted thus'; 'Worthy the Lamb,' our lips reply, for he was slain for ... Topics: Adoration and Praise; All Saints and All Souls; Communion of Saints; Jesus Christ Redeemer; Joy; Lamb of God; Name/s of Jesus; Name/s of Jesus; Sin; Sunday; Worship Earthly and Heavenly; Worship Gathering Scripture: Revelation 5:5-10 Used With Tune: NATIVITY

Joy to the world! The Lord is come

Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 Meter: Appears in 1,830 hymnals Topics: God: His Attributes, Works and Word The Lord Jesus Christ - His Advent and Nativity Scripture: Psalm 98 Used With Tune: NATIVITY


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Composer: Henry Lahee, 1826-1912 Meter: Appears in 113 hymnals Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 33355 11321 66217 Used With Text: Joy to the world! The Lord is come
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Composer: Frederick C. Maker Meter: Appears in 16 hymnals Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 12334 56523 32117 Used With Text: All my heart this night rejoices


Composer: Samuel Temple Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Sources: Middlesex Collection of Sacred Harmony, 1802 Tune Key: C Major Used With Text: Nativity


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My Native Land

Author: Rev. E. H. Stokes, D.D. Hymnal: Sunlit Songs #150 (1890) First Line: My native land! my native land! Refrain First Line: My native land, dear native land Languages: English Tune Title: [My native land! my native land!]
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My Native Land

Author: Rev. E. H. Stokes, D. D. Hymnal: The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #231 (1891) First Line: My native land! my native land! Refrain First Line: My native land, dear native land! Languages: English Tune Title: [My native land! my native land!]
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Our Native Land

Author: Lizzie DeArmond Hymnal: Exultant Praises #87 (1910) First Line: My native Country 'tis of thee Refrain First Line: Our native land, our native land Languages: English Tune Title: [My native Country 'tis of thee]


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Person Name: Anon. Composer of "NATIONAL ANTHEM" in The Y.M.C.A. Hymnal In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries.

Jeremiah Eames Rankin

1828 - 1904 Person Name: Rev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. Author of "For God and Home and Native Land" in The White Ribbon Hymnal Pseudonym: R. E. Jeremy. Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, D.D., was born at Thornton, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1828, and educated at Middleburg College, Vermont, and at Andover. For two years he resided at Potsdam, U.S. Subsequently he held pastoral charges as a Congregational Minister at New York, St. Albans, Charlestown, Washington ( District of Columbia), &c. In 1878 he edited the Gospel Temperance Hymnal, and later the Gospel Bells. His hymns appeared in these collections, and in D. E. Jones's Songs of the New Life, 1869. His best known hymn is "Labouring and heavy laden" (Seeking Christ). This was "written [in 1855] for a sister who was an inquirer," was first printed in the Boston Recorder, and then included in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book, 1857. Another of his hymns is "Rest, rest, rest, brother rest." He died in 1904. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ======================== Rankin, J. 33., p. 951, ii. Dr. Rankin, b. in N. H. (not New Haven), and received his D.D. 1869, LL.D. 1889 from his Alma Mater. He was President for several years of Howard University, Washington, D.C. His publications included several volumes of Sermons, German-English Lyrics, Sacred and Secular, 1897; 2nd ed. 1898, &c. In addition to his hymns noted on p. 951, ii., he has written and published mainly in sheet form many others, the most important and best-known being:— 1. God be with you till we meet again. [Benediction.] Dr. Rankin's account of this hymn, supplied to us, in common with Mr. Brownlie, for his Hymns and H. Writers of The Church Hymnary, 1899, is: "It was written as a Christian good-bye, and first sung in the First Congregational Church, of which I was minister for fifteen years. We had Gospel meetings on Sunday nights, and our music was intentionally of the popular kind. I wrote the first stanza, and sent it to two gentlemen for music. The music which seemed to me to best suit the words was written by T. G. Tomer, teacher of public schools in New Jersey, at one time on the staff of General 0. 0. Howard. After receiving the music (which was revised by Dr. J. W. Bischoff, the organist of my church), I wrote the other stanzas." The hymn became at once popular, and has been translated into several languages. In America it is in numerous collections; and in Great Britain, in The Church Hymnary, 1898, Horder's Worship Song, 1905, The Methodist Hymn Book, 1904, and others. It was left undated by Dr. Rankin, but I.D. Sankey gives it as 1882. 2. Beautiful the little hands. [Little ones for Jesus.] Given without date in Gloria Deo, New York, 1900. Dr. Rankin's translations include versions of German, French, Latin, and Welsh hymns. His contributions to the periodical press have been numerous. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Felice Giardini

1716 - 1796 Person Name: F. Giardini Composer of "MOSCOW" in The New Canadian Hymnal Felice Giardini, born in Italy. When young, he studied singing, harpsichord, and violin. He became a composer and violin virtuoso. By age 12 he was playing in theatre orchestras. His most instructive lesson: While playing a solo passage during an opera, he decided to show off his skills by improvising several bravura variations that the composer, Jommelli, had not written . Although the audience applauded loudly, Jomelli, who happened to be there, went up and slapped Giardini in the face. He learned a lesson from that. He toured Europe as a violinist, considered one of the greatest musical artists of his time. He served as orchestra leader and director of the Italian Opera in London, giving concerts. He tried to run a theatre in Naples, but encountered adversity. He went to Russia, but had little fortune there, where he died. John Perry


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Small Church Music

Editors: Isaac Watts 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 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

The Nativity

Publication Date: 1913 Publisher: Tullar Meredith Co. Publication Place: New York, N.Y. Editors: I. H. Meredith; Tullar Meredith Co.


This piece opens with the majestic sounds of a landscape such as the American West. A native America…
An original text and tune inspired by Russian and Greek icons of the Nativity. Excellent choral writ…
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