CHESTER (Hastings)

CHESTER (Hastings)

Composer: Thomas Hastings
Published in 5 hymnals


Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Title: CHESTER (Hastings)
Composer: Thomas Hastings
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 51353 17642 1
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Thou art our Shepherd, glorious God

O Holy Ghost the Comforter

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
in a believer's ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds,
and drives away our fear.

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Media

Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #579
Text: The love of the Spirit

Instances

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #306

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #306

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #579

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #20

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