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Christ, Whose glory fills the skies

Author: Charles Wesley Meter: Appears in 476 hymnals

As with Gladness Men of Old

Author: W. Chatterton Dix Meter: Appears in 632 hymnals Topics: Christ Birth of; liturgical Gospel Acclamation Songs

Go to Dark Gethsemane

Author: James Montgomery Meter: Appears in 506 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Go to dark Gethsemane, You who feel the tempter's pow'r; Your Redeemer's conflict see; Watch with Him one bitter hour; Turn not from His griefs away; Learn of Jesus Christ to pray. 2 Follow to the judgment hall; View the Lord of life arraigned; O the worm-wood and the gall! O the pangs His soul sustained! Shun not suff'ring, shame, or loss; Learn of Him to bear the cross. 3 Calv'ry's mournful mountain climb There' adoring at His feet, Mark the miracle of time, God's own sacrifice complete: "It is finished!" Hear the cry; Learn of Jesus Christ to die. 4 Early hasten to the tomb Where they laid his breathless clay; All is solitude and gloom; Who hath taken Him away? Christ is ris'n! He meets our eyes: Savior, teach us so to rise. Baptist Hymnal, 1991 Topics: Jesus Christ Gethsemane; Christ Gethsemane; Christ Passion; Gethsemane


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Meter: Appears in 1,008 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Thomas Hastings Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 56531 65123 21717 Used With Text: Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
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Meter: Appears in 751 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Conrad Kocher; W. H. Monk Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 17121 44367 16555 Used With Text: For the Beauty of the Earth
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Meter: Appears in 434 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Richard Redhead, 1820-1901 Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 11234 43112 32211 Used With Text: Chief of Sinners Though I Be


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Klippa, du, som brast för mig

Author: A. M. Toplady Hymnal: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S45 (1913) Meter: Lyrics: 1 Klippa, du, som brast för mig, Låt mig gömma mig i dig! Vattnet, blodet, hvilket går Från din stungna sidas sår, Tvage i sin himlasaft Mig från syndens skuld och kraft! 2 Med min svett och möda jag Aldrig hyller upp din lag. Om mitt hit blef aldrig matt, Om jag grät båd' dag och natt, Syndens fläckar stå dock kvar, Du, blott du, min frälsning har 3 Intet kan jag gifva dig, Till ditt kors jag sluter mig, Naken, dig om kläder ber, Hjälplös, upp till nåden ser. I din lifsvåg låt mig tvås, Herre, annars jag förgås. 4 Vid hvart flyktigt andedrag, Och när jag skall dö en dag, När till okändt land jag går, När inför din dom jag står, Klippa, du, som brast för mig, Låt mig gömma mig i dig! Topics: Jesu Lidande; Suffering of Jesus; Sinnesändring och Tro; Conversion and Faith Languages: Swedish Tune Title: TOPLADY
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O, hvad världen nu är skön!

Hymnal: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S43 (1913) Meter: First Line: O, hvad världen nu är skön Lyrics: 1 O, hvad världen nu är skön, Klädd i sommardräkten; Känn i skog, på äng, på sjön Milda, friska fläkten, Ljufva dofter, fågelsång: Mänska, höj och du din sång! 2 Jorden, smyckad som en brud, Högt lofsjunger Herran; Jubla, lund i vårlig skrud, Ängder när och fjärran! Allt hans Ande skapar nytt, Vinterns tunga välde flytt. 3 Skulle ej min själ, min mun Honom offer bringa, Helig sång af hjärtats grund Till Guds ära klinga? Är vår jord så rik på fröjd, O, hur blir då himlens höjd? Topics: Fosterländska Sånger Languages: Swedish Tune Title: DIX
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O min Frälsare, mig led

Hymnal: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S44 (1913) Meter: Lyrics: 1 O min Frälsare, mig led Öfver lifvets bölja vred. Okänd farled för mig är, Bränningar och dolda skär. Dyre Jesus, led mig fram, För min farkost in i hamn. 2 Likt ett barn vid moders bröst Stillas hafvet vid din röst. Stormig bölja lägger sig, När hon hør ditt "Ssilla, tig." Gud allsvåldig är ditt namn; För min farkost in i hamn. 3 När jag slutar färden svår – Dödens bränning mot mig slår – Ingif då mitthjärta trøst, Låt mig høra få din röst, Där jag hvilar i din famn: "Jag skall föra dig i hamn." Topics: Bön; Prayer Languages: Swedish Tune Title: [O min Frälsare, mig led]


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John Bacchus Dykes

1823 - 1876 Person Name: J. B. Dykes Meter: Composer of "GETHSEMANE" in The Presbyterian Book of Praise As a young child John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) took violin and piano lessons. At the age of ten he became the organist of St. John's in Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. After receiving a classics degree from St. Catherine College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. In 1849 he became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. He served the parish of St. Oswald in Durham from 1862 until the year of his death. To the chagrin of his bishop, Dykes favored the high church practices associated with the Oxford Movement (choir robes, incense, and the like). A number of his three hundred hymn tunes are still respected as durable examples of Victorian hymnody. Most of his tunes were first published in Chope's Congregational Hymn and Tune Book (1857) and in early editions of the famous British hymnal, Hymns Ancient and Modern. Bert Polman

Henry Thomas Smart

1813 - 1879 Person Name: Henry Smart Meter: Composer of "HEATHLANDS" in The Hymnal Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-known). Smart gave up a career in the legal profession for one in music. Although largely self taught, he became proficient in organ playing and composition, and he was a music teacher and critic. Organist in a number of London churches, including St. Luke's, Old Street (1844-1864), and St. Pancras (1864-1869), Smart was famous for his extemporiza­tions and for his accompaniment of congregational singing. He became completely blind at the age of fifty-two, but his remarkable memory enabled him to continue playing the organ. Fascinated by organs as a youth, Smart designed organs for impor­tant places such as St. Andrew Hall in Glasgow and the Town Hall in Leeds. He composed an opera, oratorios, part-songs, some instrumental music, and many hymn tunes, as well as a large number of works for organ and choir. He edited the Choralebook (1858), the English Presbyterian Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), and the Scottish Presbyterian Hymnal (1875). Some of his hymn tunes were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Bert Polman

John Brownlie

1857 - 1925 Meter: Translator of "Now the sun at noon of day" in Hymns of the Russian Church Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and accurate. 2. Hymns of Our Pilgrimage, 1889; Zionward; Hymns of the Pilgrim Life, 1890; and Pilgrim Songs, 1892. These are original hymns. The Rest of God, 1894, a poem in three parts. 3. Hymns of the Early Church, Being Translations from the Poetry of the Latin Church, arranged in the Order of the Christian Year . . . 1896. 4. Hymns from East and West, Being Translations from the Poetry of the Latin and Greek Churches . . . 1898. 5. Hymns of the Greek Church, Translated with Introduction and Notes, 1900. Second Series: Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, Translated from the Service Books, with Introductory Chapters on the History, Doctrine and Worship of the Church, 1902. Third Series: Hymns from the Greek Office Books, Together with Centos and Suggestions, 1904. Fourth Series: Hymns from the East, Being Centos and Suggestions from the Office Books of the Holy Eastern Church, 1906. Of Mr. Brownlie's original hymns the following have come into common use:— 1. Ever onward, ever upward. Aspiration. From Pilgrim Songs, 3rd Series, 1892, p. 11. 2. Girt with heavenly armour. The Armour of God. Pilgrim Songs, 3rd Series, 1892, p. 49. 3. Hark! the voice of angels. Praise. Pilgrim Songs, 3rd Series, 1892, p. 57. 4. O bind me with Thy bonds, my Lord. The Divine Yoke. From Hymns of our Pilgrimage, 1889, p. 27. 5. O God, Thy glory gilds the sun. Adoration. From Zionward, &c, 1890, p. 33. 6. Spake my heart by sorrow smitten. Seeking God. From Pilgrim Songs, 3rd series, 1892, p. 25. 7. The flowers have closed their eyes. Evening Pilgrim Songs, 3rd series, 1892, p. 6tf. 8. There is a song which the angels sing. The Angels' Song. A cento from the poem The Best of God, 1894, p. 36. 9. Thou art my Portion, saith my soul. God, the Portion of His People. From Pilgrim Songs, 1892, p. 45. 10. Close beside the heart that loves me. Resting in God. This is one of the author's "Suggestions " based upon the spirit rather than the words of portions of the Greek Offices. It was given in Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902, p. 128. Mr. Brownlie's translations from the Latin have been adopted in the hymnals to a limited extent only, mainly because the ground had been so extensively and successfully covered by former translators. With the translations from the Greek the case was different, as for popular use few translations were available in addition to the well known and widely used renderings by Dr. Neale. Mr. Brownlie's translations have all the beauty, simplicity, earnestness, and elevation of thought and feeling which characterise the originals. Their suitability for general use is evidenced in the fact that the number found in the most recently published hymn-books, including Church Hymns, 1903, The New Office Hymn Book, 1905, and The English Hymnal, 1906, almost equal in number those by Dr. Neale. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)


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Small Church Music

Meter: Editors: Thomas T. Lynch Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was launched in 2006, growing 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  

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes

Publication Date: 1933 Publisher: Methodist Conference Office Meter: Publication Place: London

The Book of Psalms for Singing

Publication Date: 1998 Publisher: Crown and Covenant Publications Meter: Publication Place: Pittsburgh, PA