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Pilgrims in this vale of sorrow

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Pilgrims in this vale of sorrow
Author: Thomas Hastings



Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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Instances (1 - 37 of 37)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #548bPage Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #212Page Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious gatherings #248Page Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in Church Services, Prayer Meetings, and other Religious Services #248Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #397Page Scan
Gloria in Excelsis #d550
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #827Page Scan
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d323
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs: with responsive readings #273Page Scan
Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d159
Montreat Hymns: psalms and gospel songs with responsive scripture readings #273Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #944Page Scan
School and College Hymnal #d122
School and College Hymnal: a collection of hymns and of selections for responsive readings #79Page Scan
Schools Lyrics #d177
Songs for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #142cPage Scan
Songs for the New Life #d524
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad898
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #956Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #956Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #956Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #956Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #956Page Scan
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #162Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #565Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #548bPage Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #981Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d629
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #953Page Scan
The Hour of Praise #d49
The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #140Page Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #881Page Scan
The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d198
The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #202Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d678
The Saints' Hymnal #d230
The School Hymnary #d152