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Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah

Author: Peter Williams; William Williams Meter: Appears in 1,675 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Guide me, O my great Redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but you are mighty; hold me with your powerful hand. Bread of heaven, bread of heaven, feed me now and evermore, feed me now and evermore. 2 Open now the crystal fountain, where ... Topics: Pilgrimage, Christian Text Sources: Welsh


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Composer: William H. Doane, 1832-1915 Meter: with refrain Appears in 179 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: Johann S. Bach, 1685-1750; Martin Luther Meter: Appears in 381 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 11156 71765 1 Used With Text: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
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Composer: William B. Bradbury Meter: D Appears in 320 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 53215 64465 33213 Used With Text: He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought!


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When I Have Finished My Pilgrimage Here

Author: Alfred H. Ackley Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #7322 Refrain First Line: I shall be satisfied Lyrics: ... . When I have finished my pilgrimage here, When shall have vanquished ... Languages: English Tune Title: [When I have finished my pilgrimage here]

On our span-long pilgrimage

Author: James Montgomery Hymnal: Sacred Poems and Hymns #219 (1854) Meter: Lyrics: On our span-long pilgrimage, Youth, maturity, old age, What ... Languages: English

On His pilgrimage of woe

Author: James Montgomery Hymnal: Sacred Poems and Hymns #332 (1854) Meter: Lyrics: On His pilgrimage of woe, When our Saviour ... Languages: English


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A. H. Ackley

1887 - 1960 Author of "Satisfied" in Coronation Hymns Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley)

B. D. Ackley

1872 - 1958 Composer of "[When I have finished my pilgrimage here]" in Coronation Hymns Bentley DeForrest Ackley was born 27 September 1872 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the oldest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the brother of A. H. Ackley. In his early years, he traveled with his father and his father's band. He learned to play several musical instruments. By the age of 16, after the family had moved to New York, he began to play the organ for churches. He married Bessie Hill Morley on 20 December 1893. In 1907 he joined the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team as secretary/pianist. He worked for and traveled with the Billy Sunday organization for 8 years. He also worked as an editor for the Homer Rodeheaver publishing company. He composed more than 3000 tunes. He died 3 September 1958 in Winona Hills, Indiana at the age of 85 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana, near his friend Homer Rodeheaver. Dianne Shapiro (from by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley)

P. P. Bilhorn

1865 - 1936 Person Name: P. Bilhorn Composer of "[How swiftly the years of our pilgrimage fly]" in Crowning glory no. 2 Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name). Bilhorn was born on Ju­ly 22, 1865 in Men­do­ta, Il­l­inois. His fam­i­ly name was orig­in­al­ly Pul­horn; it was changed by a judge in Ot­ta­wa, Il­linois, named Abra­ham Lin­coln. Peter and his bro­ther formed the Eu­re­ka Wa­gon and Carriage Works in Chi­ca­go, Il­linois. Lat­er, Pe­ter be­came in­volved in Gos­pel mu­sic and wrote some 2,000 Go­spel songs in his life­time. He al­so invent­ed a folding pump or­gan used at re­viv­als in the late 19th Cen­tu­ry, and found­ed the Bil­horn Fold­ing Or­gan Com­pa­ny in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. His evangelistic work took him into all the states of the Union, Great Britain, and other foreign countries. He was Billy Sunday’s song leader before 1908. He died on De­cem­ber 13, 1936 in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia. NN, Hymnary. Source:


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Small Church Music

Editors: Robert H. Baynes 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  
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Songs of Pilgrimage

Publication Date: 1888 Publisher: Scriptural Tract Repository Publication Place: Boston Editors: H. L. Hastings; Scriptural Tract Repository

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I

Publication Date: 1880 Publisher: Scriptural Tract Repository Publication Place: Boston, Mass. Editors: H. Hastings; Scriptural Tract Repository


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