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Composer: John R. Sweney (1879)
Published in 77 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

Composer: John R. Sweney (1879)
Incipit: 33215 61234 56532
Key: F Major


Fill Me Now

Hover o’er me, Holy Spirit,
Bathe my trembling heart and brow;
Fill me with Thy hallowed presence,
Come, oh, come and fill me now.

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #867
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1531
Text: Fill Me Now
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #94Page Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #260
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #245
Sing Joyfully #161TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #718Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #347
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #383TextPage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #219
The Cyber Hymnal #1531TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #261TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #333Text
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #161
Include 62 pre-1979 instances
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