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Composer: Freeman Lewis

Freeman Lewis (1780-1859) Born: De­cem­ber 30, 1780, Bask­ing Ridge, New Jer­sey. Died: Sep­tem­ber 18, 1859, Un­ion­town, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Moun­tain View Cem­e­t­ery, Mt. Ver­non, Ohio. Lewis, a sur­vey­or and school teach­er, wrote mu­sic on the side. In 1816, he acc­omp­a­nied Si­mon Ber­nard, a former French gen­er­al and en­gin­eer of Na­pol­e­on I, in one of his ear­ly ex­pe­di­tions in Amer­i­ca. Lewis al­so served as Coun­ty Surveyor of Fay­ette Coun­ty, Penn­sylvan­ia (1828-36), and helped Jon­a­than Knight su­rvey the Ches­a­peake and Ohio Ca­nal. His works in­clude: The Beau­ties of Har­mo­ny, 1813, 1816, 1818 Sources: Nutter, p.… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Freeman Lewis
Incipit: 11234 56543 22151
Key: D♭ Major/D Major
Source: Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813
Copyright: Public Domain


O Thou in whose presence my soul takes delight

O Thou, in whose presence my soul takes delight,
On whom in affliction I call;
My comfort by day, and my song in the night,
My hope, my salvation, my all.
Where dost thou at noon-tide resort with thy sheep,
To feed them in pastures of love?
For why in the valley of death should I weep,
Or alone in the wilderness rove?

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #372
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #5386
Text: O Thou in Whose Presence
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5740
Text: Redeemer of Israel
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #427
Text: O Thou in Whose Presence
  • O_Thou_in_Whose_Presence.pdf (PDF)
  • O_Thou_in_Whose_Presence.xml (XML)


Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #422Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #372Tune InfoScoreAudio
Discipleship Ministries Collection #67
Discipleship Ministries Collection #193
Hymns of Faith #439Text
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #313
Hymns to the Living God #331TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #36
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #349
Small Church Music #1221Audio
Small Church Music #2578Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #5386TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5740TextScoreAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal #518TextAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #46Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #47
Timeless Truths #427TextScoreAudio
Include 56 pre-1979 instances
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