CLARKSVILLE

CLARKSVILLE

Composer: William B. Bradbury
Published in 3 hymnals


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Composer: William B. Bradbury

William Bachelder Bradbury USA 1816-1868. Born at York, ME, he was raised on his father's farm, with rainy days spent in a shoe-shop, the custom in those days. He loved music and spent spare hours practicing any music he could find. In 1830 the family moved to Boston, where he first saw and heard an organ and piano, and other instruments. He became an organist at 15. He attended Dr. Lowell Mason's singing classes, and later sang in the Bowdoin Street church choir. Dr. Mason became a good friend. He made $100/yr playing the organ, and was still in Dr. Mason's choir. Dr. Mason gave him a chance to teach singing in Machias, ME, which he accepted. He returned to Boston the following year to marry Adra Esther Fessenden in 1838, then rel… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: CLARKSVILLE
Composer: William B. Bradbury
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Incipit: 55434 56543 23435
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Thoughts on God's Loving-Kindness

My God, it was Thy grace
That did my strength supply;
When Thou didst hide Thy face,
Sore troubled then was I.
To Thee I cried, O Lord; to Thee
I made my supplicating plea.

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O Ye Immortal Throng

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4409
Text: My God, It Was Thy Grace
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The Cyber Hymnal #4409

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