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Balm in Gilead

Appears in 95 hymnals First Line: Sometimes I feel discouraged Refrain First Line: There is a balm in Gilead Lyrics: Refrain: There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole, There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. 1 Sometimes I feel discouraged, And think my work’s in vain, But then the Holy Spirit Revives my soul again. [Refrain] 2 Don’t ever feel ... Topics: Spirituals Used With Tune: BALM IN GILEAD Text Sources: African-American spiritual
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Standin' in the Need of Prayer

Meter: 13.7.13.7 with refrain Appears in 37 hymnals First Line: Not my brother, not my sister, but it's me, O Lord Refrain First Line: It's me, it's me, O Lord Lyrics: 1 Not my brother, not my sister, but it's me, O Lord, Standin' in the need of prayer; Not my brother, not my sister, but it's me, O Lord, Standin' in the need of prayer. Refrain: It's me, it's me, O Lord, Standin' in the need of prayer; It's me, it's me, O ... Topics: Spirituals Used With Tune: STANDIN' IN THE NEED Text Sources: Negro Spiritual
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Were You There?

Meter: 10.10.14.10 Appears in 194 hymnals First Line: Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Topics: Spirituals Used With Tune: WERE YOU THERE Text Sources: African-American spiritual, alt.

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ST. GERTRUDE

Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan Meter: 6.5.6.5 D with refrain Appears in 566 hymnals Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 55555 65221 23 Used With Text: Onward, Christian Soldiers
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MARION

Composer: Arthur Henry Messiter Meter: 6.6.8.6 Appears in 167 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 15321 23331 23455 Used With Text: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
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WAYFARING STRANGER

Composer: Horace Clarence Boyer, 1935-2009 Meter: 9.8.9.8 D Appears in 25 hymnals Tune Sources: Traditional American Tune Key: c minor Incipit: 11554 54311 34413 Used With Text: When God First Brought Us Back (Psalm 126)

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Spiritual: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Hymnal: Psalms for All Seasons #88B (2012) First Line: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child Lyrics: 1 Sometimes I feel like a motherless child. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, a long ways from home, a long ways from home. 2 Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone. Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone. ... Topics: Affliction; God's Way; Grave; Lament General; Lament Illness; Life Stages Death; Mercy; Questioning; Renewal; God's Judgments; God's Friendship; God's Faithfulness; Church Year Good Friday; Darkness; Despair; Doubt; Friends; God's Sorrow; God's Wonders; God's Anger; Salvation Scripture: Psalm 88 Tune Title: MOTHERLESS CHILD
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Sun of righteousness

Hymnal: A Collection of Hymns and Anthems Adapted to Public Worship #53 (1892) First Line: In the spiritual sky there is beaming Tune Title: [In the spiritual sky there is beaming]
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There Is a Balm in Gilead

Hymnal: Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #654 (2015) Meter: 7.6.7.6 with refrain First Line: Sometimes I feel discouraged Lyrics: Refrain: There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole, there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. 1 Sometimes I feel discouraged, And think my work’s in vain, But then the Holy Spirit Revives my soul again. [Refrain] 2 If you cannot preach ... Topics: Musical Style Spiritual; Musical Style Spiritual; Musical Style Spiritual; Musical Style Spiritual; Musical Style Spiritual; Musical Style Spiritual Scripture: Jeremiah 8:22 Languages: English Tune Title: BALM IN GILEAD

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Nolan Williams

Person Name: Nolan Williams, Jr., b.1969 Arranger of "BALM IN GILEAD" in Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.)

David Hurd

b. 1950 Harmonizer of "BALM IN GILEAD" in Voices United David Hurd (b. Brooklyn, New York, 1950) was a boy soprano at St. Gabriel's Church in Hollis, Long Island, New York. Educated at Oberlin College and the University of North Carolina, he has been professor of church music and organist at General Theological Seminary in New York since 1976. In 1985 he also became director of music for All Saints Episcopal Church, New York. Hurd is an outstanding recitalist and improvisor and a composer of organ, choral, and instrumental music. In 1987 David Hurd was awarded the degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, by the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. The following year he received honorary doctorates from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California, and from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. His I Sing As I Arise Today, the collected hymn tunes of David Hurd, was published in 2010. Bert Polman and Emily Brink

John Wesley Work

1873 - 1925 Person Name: John W. Work, Jr., 1872-1925 Adapter of "Lord, I Want to Be a Christian" in Total Praise John W. Work, Jr. (b. Nashville, TN, 1872; d. Nashville, 1925), is well known for his pioneering studies of African American folk music and for his leadership in the performance of spirituals. He studied music at Fisk University in Nashville and classics at Harvard and then taught Latin, Greek, and history at Fisk from 1898 to 1923. Director of the Jubilee Singers at Fisk, Work also sang tenor in the Fisk Jubilee Quartet, which toured the country after 1909 and made commercial recordings. He was president of Roger Williams University in Nashville during the last two years of his life. Work and his brother Frederick Jerome Work (1879-1942) were devoted to collecting, arranging, and publishing African American slave songs and spirituals. They published two collections: New Jubilee Songs as Sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901) and Folk Songs of the American Negro (1907). Bert Polman

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The Presbyterian Hymnal

Publication Date: 1990 Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press Publication Place: Louisville, KY Description: This hymnal, published by the Presbyterian Church USA in 1990, is also sold under the title Hymns, Psalms, & Spiritual Songs See also these related publications: The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion and Complete Concordance and Indexes which may be partially viewed in Google Books. William S. Smith has graciously made his Hymnsearch: Indexes for the Presbyterian Hymnal, 3rd ed available to Hymnary.org users. This is an essential resource for all those who plan worship with the Presbyterian Hymnal. It includes a comprehensive scripture index, an expanded index of topics and categories, a liturgical index, a reverse index (from hymn to scripture), and more.
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Lift Up Your Hearts

Publication Date: 2013 Publisher: Faith Alive Christian Resouces Publication Place: Grand Rapids, Mich. Editors: Joyce Borger; Martin Tel; John D. Witvliet

Sacred Hymns for Spiritual Worship of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing

Publication Date: 1845 Publisher: Canterbury Shakers Publication Place: Canterbury, N.H. Editors: Canterbury Shakers

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