[Everywhere with Jesus, thus I find sweet rest] (Sweney)

[Everywhere with Jesus, thus I find sweet rest] (Sweney)

Composer: John R. Sweney
Published in 2 hymnals

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Composer: John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Everywhere with Jesus, thus I find sweet rest] (Sweney)
Composer: John R. Sweney
Incipit: 32433 22123 15545
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Everywhere With Jesus

Ev'rywhere with Jesus, thus I find sweet rest,
Just the way he giveth is for me the best;
Brightest day without him gives but clouded light;
Walking in his presence, even night is bright.

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The Cyber Hymnal #9955
Text: Everywhere With Jesus
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The Cyber Hymnal #9955

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