How near to us, O God, thou art

How near to us, O God, thou art

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How near to us, O God, Thou art. [The Spirit in the Heart.] An anonymous and undated hymn in Dr. J. Hunter's Hymns of Faith and Life , 1889, and The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



After various tunes had been set to this text, Gladden insisted on the use of MARYTON. Composed by H. Percy Smith (b. Malta, 1825; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, 1898), the tune was originally published as a setting for John Keble's "Sun of My Soul" in Arthur S. Sullivan's &…

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Christian Worship and Praise #249
Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #251Page Scan
The New Church Hymnal #d165
The Pilgrim Hymnal #55Page Scan
The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #64Page Scan
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