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God is there

When o'er earth is breaking

Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Published in 29 hymnals

Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

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First Line: When o'er earth is breaking
Title: God is there
Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Copyright: Public Domain


[When over earth is breaking]


MERRIAL (sometimes known as LYNDHURST) is a fine tune by Frederic William Blunt (b. Mayfair, Westminster, Middlesex, England, 1839; d. Kensington, London, England, 1921). Not much is known about Blunt except that he was a London solicitor by profession and a musician by avocation. He originally comp…

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Instances (1 - 29 of 29)
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A First Book in Hymns and Worship #40

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a73

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa73

Children's Praise and Worship #d194

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Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #49

Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d237

Hymns and Songs #bd39

Hymns and Songs II #d39

Hymns and Songs IV #abd39

Sunday School Hymn Book #d514

Sunday School Hymnal #d188

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #73

The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d203

The Anniversary and Sunday School Music Book Nos. 1 and 2 with additions #d64

The Canadian Warbler #d189

The Gem #d187

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #54a

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #2

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d215

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The Sabbath School Bell #6

The Sabbath School Hosanna #d187

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The Sabbath School Lute #237

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The Service Hymnal with an introductory service #153

The Westminster Collection of Sabbath School Hymns and Tunes #d130

Union Hymnal and music #d25

Youthful Voices #d246

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