Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick
Incipit: 55653 51121 61656
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #997
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #960
Text: The Comforter Has Come
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #997

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Complete Mission Praise #911

Himnos de la Iglesia #163

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Hymns of Faith #90

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Melodies of Salvation #138

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #93

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #238

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Sing Joyfully #148


Small Church Music #720

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #349


The Celebration Hymnal #386

The Christian Life Hymnal #220


The Cyber Hymnal #960


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #257

The New National Baptist Hymnal #120

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #132

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