BETTER LAND

BETTER LAND

Composer: William F. Sherwin
Published in 4 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

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

Title: BETTER LAND
Composer: William F. Sherwin
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Incipit: 55517 12552 21233
Key: A♭ Major

Texts

Praise Him for His love

Praise Jehovah for His love,
God of gods, enthroned above;
Praise the mighty King of kings,
Who alone doth wondrous things;
For His mercy doth endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

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The land to which we go

Christ Is Come

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5655
Text: Praise Jehovah for His Love
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #8046
Text: The Land To Which We Go
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9707
Text: Christ Is Come
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #5655

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The Cyber Hymnal #8046

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The Cyber Hymnal #9707

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