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Surely Goodness and Mercy

Representative text cannot be shown for this hymn due to copyright.

Author: John W. Peterson

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Author: Alfred B. Smith

Used pseudonym B. C. Laurelton ---------- In 1930, he began playing on radio broadcasts in Jersey City, New Jersey, on "The Old Fashioned Gospel Hour." After meeting Wendell P. Loveless, Alfred enrolled at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and became a member of the WMBI staff. During service as Minister of Music at The Church of the Open Door in Philadelphia, he taught at The Philadelphia School of the Bible in the fall of 1938. During that year, he wrote "For God So Loved the World" after visiting the ninety-four year-old hymn writer George C. Stebbins. Smith met Billy Graham when they were both students at Wheaton College. During their long collaboration, they founded Singspiration in 1941. After graduating from Whea… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A pilgrim was I, and a-wand'ring,
Title: Surely Goodness and Mercy
Author: John W. Peterson (1958)
Author: Alfred B. Smith (1958)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
Copyright: © 1958 Singspiration (ASCAP) (admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing Inc.)



Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #422

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #91

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #624

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #435

Hymns of Faith #282

Hymns of the Christian Life #345

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #590


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #369

Rejoice Hymns #544

Sacred Songs of the Church #530

Sing Joyfully #463

Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #216

The Celebration Hymnal #691

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #45

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #277

The Worshiping Church #639

Worship His Majesty #361

Yes, Lord! #398

Include 22 pre-1979 instances
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