Jesus, my heart within me burns

Jesus, my heart within me burns

Author: Ray Palmer
Tune: FEDERAL STREET
Published in 12 hymnals

Author: Ray Palmer

Ray Palmer (b. Little Compton, RI, 1808; d. Newark, NJ, 1887) is often considered to be one of America's best nineteenth-century hymn writers. After completing grammar school he worked in a Boston dry goods store, but a religious awakening prodded him to study for the ministry. He attended Yale College (supporting himself by teaching) and was ordained in 1835. A pastor in Congregational churches in Bath, Maine (1835-1850), and Albany, New York (1850-1865), he also served as secretary of the American Congregational Union (1865-1878). Palmer was a popular preacher and author, writing original poetry as well as translating hymns. He published several volumes of poetry and hymns, including Sabbath Hymn Book (1858), Hymns and Sacred Pieces (1865… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, my heart within me burns
Author: Ray Palmer
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #543

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Carmina Sanctorum #543

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Christian Praise #227

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #560

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #559

Songs for the New Life #d316

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d259

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #413

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #335

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The Otterbein Hymnal #305

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The People's Hymnal #305

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d305

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