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The Temple of God

Author: D. S. Warner Meter: Appears in 4 hymnals First Line: Not in the temples made with hands Refrain First Line: O, glory to Jesus Lyrics: 1 Not in the temples made with hands, Though beautiful ... in me, My body, Thy temple shall forever be. 2 How ... morning star, And keep Thy temple clean. [Refrain] 4 O Lord ... Used With Tune: [Not in the temples made with hands]

The Lord Is in His Holy Temple

Appears in 58 hymnals Lyrics: The Lord is in his holy temple, The Lord is in his holy temple, Let all the earth keep silence, keep silence before him. Used With Tune: [The Lord is in His holy temple]

My heart shall be a temple

Author: H. B. Hartzler Appears in 8 hymnals


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Composer: Sebastian Temple Meter: Irregular Appears in 24 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 33333 45353 3333 Used With Text: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace


Composer: Rowland Hugh Prichard, 1811-1887 Meter: D Appears in 370 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 12123 43212 54332 Used With Text: Love divine, all loves excelling


Composer: W. H. Monk Meter: D Appears in 332 hymnals Tune Sources: Gesangbuch der H. W. k. Hofkapelle, 1784 Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 51765 13455 67122 Used With Text: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna


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The Lord is in His Holy Temple

Author: W. H. Bagby Hymnal: Joy and Praise #6 (1908) Lyrics: ... Lord is in His holy temple, Let earth before Him silence ... Lord is in His holy temple, The Lord is in ... His holy temple, Keep silence, keep silence, ... Lord is in His holy temple, Be silent all and ... Lord is in His holy temple, Bow down before His ... Languages: English Tune Title: [The Lord is in his holy temple]

In His Temple

Author: Josie Wallace Hymnal: The Excelsior Hymnal #111 (1919) First Line: In God’s temple a blessing waits Refrain First Line: Come, then come to His temple Lyrics: 1 In God’s temple a blessing waits, For ... Come, then come to His temple, Leave worldly plans behind, ... , O seek in His temple The gift awaiting there, The ... compare. 2 In His temple a glory shines, More bright ... [Refrain] 3 In His temple we hear the voice, That ... Languages: English Tune Title: [In God’s temple a blessing waits]

My Heart Shall be a Temple

Author: H. B. Hartzler Hymnal: Songs of the Kingdom #43 (1896) Lyrics: ... My heart shall be a temple, For Thee, my gracious Lord ... : My heart shall be a temple, Prepared for Thee alone; I ... My heart shall be a temple, A consecrated place, Illumined by ... My heart shall be a temple; Come in, O Friend divine ... Topics: Aspiration; Consecration Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:16 Languages: English Tune Title: [My heart shall be a temple]


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Sebastian Temple

1928 - 1997 Composer of "TEMPLE" in Hymns and Psalms Sebastian Temple (1928-1997) grew up in South Africa and later moved to London, where he worked for the BBC on news broadcasts relating to South Africa. Sebastian converted to Catholicism and spent much of his time composing music for worship. He is best remembered for "The Prayer of St. Francis," which was played at the funeral of Princess Diana. --

William M. Runyan

1870 - 1957 Author of "To Thy Temple Holy" in The Cyber Hymnal William M. Runyan (1870-1957) was an Christian composer from the United States who wrote the music to the well-known hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." William Marion Runyan was born in Marion, New York in 1870 to a Methodist minister Rev. William White and his wife Hannah (Orcutt) Runyan. As a youth, Runyan served as a church organist and graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Kansas. Runyan attended Northwestern University for three years from 1895 to 1898 and was ordained as a Methodist minister at age twenty-one and then pastored various congregations in Kansas. Starting in 1915 Runyan began writing gospel songs with the encouragement of D.B. Towner of the Moody Bible Institute. In 1923 Runyan moved from Wichita to Chicago. From 1924 to 1926 Runyan was affiliated with John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas pastoring the Federated Church, and editing the Christian Workers' Magazine. Runyan then moved back to Chicago where he worked with the Moody Bible Institute, and he worked as editor for Hope Publishing Company, co-editing "The Service Hymnal" with Gordon Shorney. In 1923 Runyan composed the music to the song "Great is Thy Faithfulness," originally a poem by Thomas O. Chisholm, a friend and fellow Methodist minister. Runyan retired from Hope in 1948 and received the honorary Doctor of Letters from Wheaton College. Runyan lived for a period of his retirement in Galveston, Texas and died on July 29, 1957 in Pittsburg, Kansas. He is buried in Baldwin City, Kansas. Runyan was a professor and preacher at Baker University in Baldwin City for a period and his children attended the University. Runyan's survivors endowed the "The Rev. William M. Runyan Endowed Memorial Scholarship" at Baker University with the royalties from his song "Great is Thy Faithfulness."

John R. Clements

1868 - 1946 Author of "At the Beautiful Gate" in Praise and Worship Hymns John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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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Small Church Music

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  

Selected Salvation Songs. Vol. 1

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

The Temple of Praise

Publication Date: 1888 Publisher: Newhall & Evans Music Co. Publication Place: Cincinnati, Oh. Editors: W. H. Pontius; E. A. Hoffman; Newhall & Evans Music Co.


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Composer Sebastian Temple was humbled by the inclusion of his adaptation of The Prayer of St. Franci…
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