We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.


Composer: Duke Ellington

Born: April 29, 1899, Washington, DC. Died: May 24, 1974, New York City. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York. Duke Ellington (1899-1974) once said, “By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with.” Yet, this master of jazz has a hymn in the United Methodist Hymnal! A pianist, bandleader and composer, Edward Kennedy Ellington, best known as “The Duke,” was born in Washington, D.C., and died in New York. He is one of the dominant names in the field of jazz in the 20th century. The Rev. Carlton Young, editor of the UM Hymnal, notes that “Ellington revolutionized jazz by integrating his ‘big band’ style into his scores and innovative arrangements.”… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Duke Ellington (1966)
Meter: Irregular
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: © 1966, renewed G. Schirmer, Inc.


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The New Century Hymnal #602

The United Methodist Hymnal #728

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.