Composer: John R. Sweney (1879)
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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
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The Cyber Hymnal #1531
Text: Fill Me Now
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Cáliz de Bendiciones #179


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #867

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Mil Voces para Celebrar #179

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #94

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #260

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #245

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Sing Joyfully #161


Small Church Music #718

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #347

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The Celebration Hymnal #383

The Christian Life Hymnal #219


The Cyber Hymnal #1531

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #261


Timeless Truths #333

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #161

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