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God is my strong salvation

Author: James Montgomery, 1771-1854 Meter: Appears in 282 hymnals Lyrics: 1 God is my strong salvation, what foe have I to ... Topics: Salvation Scripture: 1 Kings 3:14 Used With Tune: THORNBURY
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Author: Isaac Watts; J. M. Harris Appears in 799 hymnals First Line: Salvation! oh, the joyful sound Refrain First Line: Salvation full! salvation free Lyrics: ... our fears. Refrain: Salvation full! salvation free! Salvation reaches even me; My ... Lamb of God. 2 Salvation! let the echo fly ... the sound! [Refrain] 3 Salvation, oh, Thou bleeding Lamb! ... To Thee the praise belongs; Salvation shall inspire our hearts, And ... Used With Tune: [Salvation! O the joyful sound]

Salvation Belongs to Our God

Author: Adrian Howard; Pat Turner Appears in 8 hymnals Refrain First Line: be to our God forever and ever Lyrics: Salvation belongs to our ... Topics: Jesus Christ King; Unity of the Church; Elements of Worship Praise and Adoration Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17 Used With Tune: SALVATION BELONGS TO OUR GOD


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Composer: William H. Doane; Ken Barker Meter: with refrain Appears in 156 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 55671 51252 33464 Used With Text: To God Be the Glory
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Composer: Robert P. Stewart Appears in 24 hymnals Incipit: 32176 65556 71224 Used With Text: Salvation, O the joyful sound
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Appears in 1 hymnal Incipit: 53217 23313 34332 Used With Text: Salvation, O the joyful sound!


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Selected Salvation Songs. Vol. 1

Publication Date: 1887 Publisher: Headquarters Salvation Temple Publication Place: Toronto, Ont. Editors: Thomas B. Coombs; Headquarters Salvation Temple
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The Salvation Army Music

Publication Date: 1900 Publisher: Salvation Army Book Department Publication Place: New York, N.Y. Editors: General Booth; Salvation Army Book Department

Salvation Soldiers' Song Book

Publication Date: 1896 Publisher: Salvation Army Printing House Publication Place: New York, N.Y. Editors: F. Booth-Tucker; Salvation Army Printing House


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Author: Isaac Watts; J. M. Harris Hymnal: Songs of Praise and Salvation #100 (1902) First Line: Salvation! oh, the joyful sound Refrain First Line: Salvation full! salvation free Lyrics: ... our fears. Refrain: Salvation full! salvation free! Salvation reaches even me; My ... Lamb of God. 2 Salvation! let the echo fly ... the sound! [Refrain] 3 Salvation, oh, Thou bleeding Lamb! ... To Thee the praise belongs; Salvation shall inspire our hearts, And ... Tune Title: [Salvation! O the joyful sound]

Salvation Is Free

Author: A. H. A. Hymnal: Hymns for Praise and Service #22 (1956) First Line: Salvation is free, it can never be bought Refrain First Line: Salvation is free, salvation is free Lyrics: Salvation is free, it can ... Topics: Salvation Languages: English Tune Title: [Salvation is free, it can never be bought]
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Sing of Salvation

Author: D. S. Warner Hymnal: Songs of Grace and Glory #98 (1918) First Line: Sing of salvation, oh, it was love Refrain First Line: Sing of salvation full and complete Lyrics: ... throne. Refrain: Sing of salvation full and complete, Sing of ... Spirit’s harmony sweet Blessed salvation, heavenly song. 2 Sing ... . [Refrain] 3 Sing of salvation, worthy the Lamb, Fully redeemed ... . [Refrain] 4 Sing of salvation, wonderful theme, See from the ... Topics: Salvation Tune Title: [Sing of salvation, oh, it was love]


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William B. Bradbury

1816 - 1868 Person Name: W. B. Bradbury Composer of "[Salvation! O the joyful sound!]" in The Revival No. 4 William Bachelder Bradbury USA 1816-1868. Born at York, ME, he was raised on his father's farm, with rainy days spent in a shoe-shop, the custom in those days. He loved music and spent spare hours practicing any music he could find. In 1830 the family moved to Boston, where he first saw and heard an organ and piano, and other instruments. He became an organist at 15. He attended Dr. Lowell Mason's singing classes, and later sang in the Bowdoin Street church choir. Dr. Mason became a good friend. He made $100/yr playing the organ, and was still in Dr. Mason's choir. Dr. Mason gave him a chance to teach singing in Machias, ME, which he accepted. He returned to Boston the following year to marry Adra Esther Fessenden in 1838, then relocated to St. Johns, New Bruswick. Where his efforts were not much appreciated, so he returned to Boston. He was offered charge of music and organ at the First Baptist Church of Brooklyn. That led to similar work at the Baptist Tabernacle, New York City, where he also started a singing class. That started singing schools in various parts of the city, and eventually resulted in music festivals, held at the Broadway Tabernacle, a prominent city event. He conducted a 1000 children choir there, which resulted in music being taught as regular study in public schools of the city. He began writing music and publishing it. In 1847 he went with his wife to Europe to study with some of the music masters in London and also Germany. He attended Mendelssohn funeral while there. He went to Switzerland before returning to the states, and upon returning, commenced teaching, conducting conventions, composing, and editing music books. In 1851, with his brother, Edward, he began manufacturring Bradbury pianos, which became popular. Also, he had a small office in one of his warehouses in New York and often went there to spend time in private devotions. As a professor, he edited 59 books of sacred and secular music, much of which he wrote. He attended the Presbyterian church in Bloomfield, NJ, for many years later in life. He contracted tuberculosis the last two years of his life. John Perry

R. H. Cornelius

1872 - 1933 Arranger of "[Come, we that love the Lord]" in Songs of the Cross R.H. Cornelius, known as Rufus Cornelius by his friends, was born in Blount Co., AL., January 24, 1872. He was educated in the public schools of Oneonta, the county seat. He began teaching in the public schools at an early age and at one time was associate Principle of the Oneonta High School. It was while teaching in the high school that he became interested in church music and began to study with some of the best teachers of the time. His first major teacher was the late A J showalter in one of his normals at Eden, AL. He continued his study with this wellknown teacher until he had finished the courses a second time. He soon felt that the study of harmony was his first love in his study and soon became one of the best harmon teachers of his time. Near the close of the century, he moved to Texas and settled in Midlothian, Ellis Co., where he established a publishing house and published many fine gospel song books that sold by the thousands. However, before coming to Texas, he was associated with The Showalter-Patton Co. who published his first compositions. Soon after coming to Texas, he devoted much time to teaching singing schools (Cornelius Normal Musical Institute) and soon became one of the best known teachers of that great state, often having many more calls for schools than he could have time for. In many cases his schools were dated years ahead. he had possessed a beautiful tenor voice and was of a very pleasant personality. This caused his to be loved by all who knew him. About 1914 he was called to Southwestern Baptist Seminary as head of the music department. After several years here in the Baptist School in Ft Worth, Texas, he felt he was more needed back in the field of teaching and songbook publishing. Soon after coming to Texas, he married Maycon Temperance Burleson, who was a fine singer and musician and wrote many songs.During the first 32 years of the 20th Century, this couple of musicians blessed the State of Texas with their singing and teaching. Of all the fine song written by Mr. Cornelius, "Oh, I want to See Him" will carry his memory for years to come. The Cornelius' were members of the Baptist Church and were devoted Christians. Mr. Cornelius passed away in 1932. Mrs. Cornelius lived only about two years, passing away in 1934. In the passing of these fine gospel singer and teachers, church music suffered a great loss. By C C Stafford --www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/ (excerpts)

John J. Overholt

1918 - 2000 Alterer of "Jesus, Name of Our Salvation" in The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition of hymn singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilation of 1000 songs, hymns and chorales. (The largest Menn. Hymnal) A second hymnal was begun simultaneously in the German language entitled Erweckungs Lieder Nr.1 which was brought to completion in 1986. This hymnal has a total of 200 selections with a small addendum of English hymns. Mr. Overholt married in 1965 to an accomplished soprano Vera Marie Sommers, who was not to be outdone by her husband's creativity, and compiled a hymnal of 156 selections entitled Be Glad and Sing, directed to children and youth and first printed in 1986. During this later career of hymn publishing, Mr. Overholt also found time for Gospel team work thruout Europe. At this writing he is preparing for a 5th consecutive tour which he arranges and guides. The countries visited will be Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Poland, USSR and Romania. Mr. Overholt was called to the Christian ministry in 1957 and resides at Sarasota, Florida where he is co-minister of a Beachy Amish-Mennonite Church. Five children were born to this family and all enjoy worship in song. --Letter from Hannah Joanna Overholt to Mary Louise VanDyke, 10 October 1990, DNAH Archives. Photo enclosed.


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