I stand on Zion's mount

I stand on Zion's mount

Author: Joseph Swain
Tune: RIALTO
Published in 43 hymnals

Author: Joseph Swain

Swain, Joseph, was born at Birmingham in 1761, and after being apprenticed to an engraver, removed to London. After a time he became a decided Christian, and being of an emotional poetic temperament, began to give expression to his new thoughts and feelings in hymns. In 1783 he was baptized by the Rev. Dr. Rippon, and in 1791 became minister of a Baptist congregation in East Street, Walworth. After a short but popular and very useful ministry, he died April 16, 1796 Swain published the following:— (1) A Collection of Poems on Several Occasions, London, 1781; (2) Redemption, a Poem in five Books, London, 1789; (3) Experimental Essays on Divine Subjects, London, 1791; (4) Walworth Hymns, by J. Swain, Pastor of the Baptist Church Meeting… Go to person page >

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First Line: I stand on Zion's mount
Author: Joseph Swain

Tune

RIALTO

George Frederick Root (b. Sheffield, MA, 1820; d. Bailey's Island, ME, 1895), who is better known for his Civil War songs, composed RIALTO in 1859; the tune is named after an island and bridge in Venice and a theater district in New York City (where Root worked for some years). An energetic tune (wi…

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #545

Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d124

Chapel Hymns #d251

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #510

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #350

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #721

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #765

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H319

Schools Lyrics #d97

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #553

Songs for the New Life #d277

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad480

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #659

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #659

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #659

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #659

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #415

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #438

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #193.438

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The Baptist Hymn Book #438

The Book of Worship #d214

The Choral Friend #d31

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d382

The Church-Book #d178

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #707

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d313

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #390

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The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #759

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The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #135

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d450

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