Composer: William F. Sherwin
Published in 14 hymnals

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Composer: William F. Sherwin

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William F. Sherwin
Meter: D with refrain
Incipit: 32156 43217 12232
Key: A♭ Major/F Major
Source: Pure Gold for the Sunday School, by Robert Lowry & W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main Company, 1871)
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7106
Text: Wake the Song
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