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Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Author: Christian Henry Bateman Meter: 6.6.6.6 D Appears in 101 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Come, Christians, join to sing: Alleluia! Amen! Loud praise to ... his goodness we'll adore, singing for evermore: Alleluia! Amen! Topics: Music and Singing Used With Tune: MADRID
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How Can I Keep From Singing

Author: Anonymous; Daris Plenn Appears in 115 hymnals First Line: My life flows on in endless song Lyrics: How can I keep from singing? What though ... Topics: Singing (or Song) Used With Tune: [My life flows on in endless song]

I Will Sing unto the LORD

Meter: Irregular Appears in 6 hymnals First Line: I will sing unto the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously Lyrics: I will sing unto the LORD, for he ... into the sea. I will sing unto the LORD, for he ... use at Easter: I will sing unto the LORD, for he ...

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HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

Composer: Robert Lowry Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain Appears in 43 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 51231 21651 35332 Used With Text: My Life Flows On
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[I sing th' almighty pow'r of God]

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams Appears in 166 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 51112 32345 34312 Used With Text: I Sing the Almighty Power of God

[Sing the wondrous love of Jesus]

Composer: Mrs. J. G. Wilson Appears in 96 hymnals Tune Key: D Flat Major Incipit: 55513 45653 44432 Used With Text: When We All Get to Heaven

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The Faith We Sing

Publication Date: 2001 Publisher: Abingdon Press Description: The Faith We Sing is a supplement to the 1989 United Methodist Hymnal. Like many recent hymnal supplements, the 284 songs included in the collection explore new hymnic territory: recently written hymn texts, praise & worship, non-western musics, gender neutral texts, etc. The pew edition is slim enough to fit in a pew rack with the UMH, but a number of other editions expand one's options: the singer's edition (for choir and soloists), accompaniment and simplified editions (piano/organ), worship planner edition, guitar edition, and braille, American sign language, and MIDI editions.
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Sing Joyfully

Publication Date: 1989 Publisher: Tabernacle Pub. Co. Publication Place: Carol Stream, Ill. Editors: Jack Schrader

Small Church Music

Editors: John Chandler 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 smallchurchmusic.com 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 (http://www.audacityteam.org) or Song Surgeon (http://songsurgeon.com) (see http://scm-audacity.weebly.com 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 Hymnary.org. Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact manager@hymnary.org. Home/Music(smallchurchmusic.com) List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About  

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My Life Flows On

Author: Robert Lowry Hymnal: Chalice Hymnal #619 (1995) Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain First Line: My life flows on in endless song Refrain First Line: No storm can shake my inmost calm Lyrics: ... , how can I keep from singing? 2 Through all the tumult ... . How can I keep from singing? [Refrain] 3 What though my ... ! How can I keep from singing? [Refrain] Topics: Music and Singing Languages: English Tune Title: HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING
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I Sing the Almighty Power of God

Author: Isaac Watts Hymnal: Sing Joyfully #6 (1989) First Line: I sing th' almighty pow'r of God Lyrics: 1 I sing the mighty pow'r of ... built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained The ... the stars obey. 2 I sing the goodness of the Lord ... Topics: God Majesty and Power; Worship Languages: English Tune Title: [I sing th' almighty pow'r of God]

When We All Get to Heaven

Author: E. E. Hewitt Hymnal: Glorious Freedom #15 (1951) First Line: Sing the wondrous love of Jesus Tune Title: [Sing the wondrous love of Jesus]

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George Herbert

1593 - 1633 Author of "Let all the world in every corner sing" in Hymns and Psalms Herbert, George, M.A., the fifth son of Richard Herbert and Magdalen, the daughter of Sir Richard Newport, was born at his father's seat, Montgomery Castle, April 3, 1593. He was educated at Westminster School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1611. On March 15, 1615, he became Major Fellow of the College, M.A. the same year, and in 1619 Orator for the University. Favoured by James I., intimate with Lord Bacon, Bishop Andrewes, and other men of influence, and encouraged in other ways, his hopes of Court preferment were somewhat bright until they were dispelled by the deaths of the Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hamilton, and then of King James himself. Retiring into Kent, he formed the resolution of taking Holy Orders. He was appointed by the Bishop of Lincoln to the Prebend of Lcighton Ecclesia and to the living of Leighton Bromswold, Hunts, July 15, 1626. He remained until 1629, when an attack of ague obliged him to remove to his brother's, house at Woodford, Essex. Not improving in health at Woodford, he removed to Dantsey, in Wiltshire, and then as Rector to Bemerton, to which he was inducted, April 26, 1630, where he died Feb. 1632. The entry in the register of Bemerton is "Mr. George Herbert, Esq., Parson of Foughleston and Bemerton, was buried 3 day of March 1632." His life, by Izaak Walton, is well known; another Memoir, by Barnabas Oley, is forgotten. Herbert's prose work, Priest to the Temple, appeared several years after his death: but The Temple, by which he is best known, he delivered to Nicholas Ferrar (q.v.), about three weeks before his death, and authorized him to publish it if he thought fit. This was done iu 1633. The work became popular, and the 13th edition was issued in 1709. It is meditative rather than hymnic in character, and was never intended for use in public worship. In 1697 a selection from The Temple appeared under the title Select Hymns Taken out of Mr. Herbert's Temple & turned into the Common Metre To Be Sung In The Tunes Ordinarily us'd in Churches. London, Parkhurst, 1697. In 1739, J. & C. Wesley made a much more successful attempt to introduce his hymns into public worship by inserting over 40 in a much-altered form in their Hymns & Sacred Poems. As some few of these came into their collection of Psalms & Hymns, 1741, revised 1743, they were long sung by the Methodists, but do not now form part of the Wesleyan Hymn Book. No further attempt seems to have been made to use the Temple poems as hymns until 1853, when some altered and revised by G. Rawson were given in the Leeds Hymn Book of that year. From that time onward more attention was paid to Herbert alike by Churchmen and Nonconformists, and some of his hymns are now widely accepted. Many editions of his works have been published, the most popular being that of the Rev. Robert Aris Wilmott, Lond., Geo. Routledge & Son, 1857; but Dr. Grosart's privately printed edition issued in his Fuller Worthies Library in 1874, in three volumes, is not only the most complete and correct, but included also his psalms not before reprinted, and several poems from a ms. in the Williams Library, and not before published. The Temple has also been pub¬lished in facsimile by Elliott Stock, 1876, with preface by Dr. Grosart; and in ordinary type, 1882, by Wells Gardner, with preface by J. A. Shorthouse. The quaintness of Herbert's lyrics and the peculiarity of several of their metres have been against their adoption for congregational purposes. The best known are: Let all the world in every corner sing"; "My stock lies dead, and no increase"; "Throw away Thy rod"; "Sweet day, so cool, so calm"; and "Teach me, my God, and King." [William T. Brooke] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Albert F. Bayly

1901 - 1984 Author of "A glorious company we sing" in Hymns and Psalms Albert F. Bayly was born on Sep­tem­ber 6, 1901, Bex­hill on Sea, Sus­sex, Eng­land. He received his ed­u­cat­ion at Lon­don Un­i­ver­si­ty (BA) and Mans­field Coll­ege, Ox­ford. Bayly was a Congregationalist (later United Reformed Church) minister from the late 1920s until his death in 1984. His life and ministry spanned the Depression of the 1930s, the Second World War, and the years of reconstruction which followed. Af­ter re­tir­ing in 1971, he moved to Spring­field, Chelms­ford, and was ac­tive in the local Unit­ed Re­formed Church. He wrote sev­er­al pageants on mis­sion themes, and li­bret­tos for can­ta­tas by W. L. Lloyd Web­ber. He died on Ju­ly 26, 1984 in Chiches­ter, Sus­sex, Eng­land. NN, Hymnary editor. Sources: www.hymntime.com/tch and Church Times, an Anglican newspaper, Tuesday 20 October 2015

James Rowe

1865 - 1933 Author of "Tell and Sing the News" in Church Hymnal Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)

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