ARTHUR

ARTHUR

Composer: S. M. Bixby
Published in 2 hymnals


Audio files: MIDI

Composer: S. M. Bixby

Samuel M. Bixby was born on May 27, 1833 in Ha­ver­hill, New Hamp­shire. His com­pa­ny, S. M. Bixby & Company, man­u­factured shoe black­ings and shoe dress­ings, but mu­sic was his pas­sion. He was al­so a Sun­day school su­per­in­ten­dent and choir lead­er. He died on March 11, 1912 in Ford­ham, New York. His works in­clude: Church and Home Hym­nal, cir­ca 1893 Evangel Songs, cir­ca 1894 Gloria Deo: A Col­lec­tion of Hymns and Tunes for Pub­lic Wor­ship in All De­part­ments of the Church (New York: Funk & Wag­nalls Com­pa­ny, 1901) NN, Hymnary. Source: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/i/x/bixby_sm.htm  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: S. M. Bixby
Meter: 10s.

Texts

Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

Spirit of God, who dwells within my heart,
wean it from sin, through all its pulses move.
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as you are,
and make me love you as I ought to love.

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