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 #545

Asaph #d124

Chapel Hymns #d251

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #510

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Laudes Domini #350

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Laudes Domini #721

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #765

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H319

Schools Lyrics #d97

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d177

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Social Hymn Book #317

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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 #659

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Songs for the Sanctuary #659

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Songs for the Sanctuary #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 #415

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #194

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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 and Tune Book #614

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The Baptist Hymn Book #438

The Book of Worship #d214

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #296

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 #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 Mozart Collection of Sacred Music #134

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The New Laudes Domini #759

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The Palm #151a

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The Public School Hymnal #135

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #374c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d450

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