FRIEND

Composer: George C. Stebbins

Stebbins studied music in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, then became a singing teacher. Around 1869, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, to join the Lyon and Healy Music Company. He also became the music director at the First Baptist Church in Chicago. It was in Chicago that he met the leaders in the Gospel music field, such as George Root, Philip Bliss, & Ira Sankey. At age 28, Stebbins moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he became music director at the Claredon Street Baptist Church; the pastor there was Adoniram Gordon. Two years later, Stebbins became music director at Tremont Temple in Boston. Shortly thereafter, he became involved in evangelism campaigns with Moody and others. Around 1900, Stebbins spent a year as an evangelist in I… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: FRIEND
Composer: George C. Stebbins (1878)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 55333 43221 76565
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #183
Text: I've Found a Friend, O Such a Friend
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #423
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #513
Text: Behold, How Pleasant and How Good
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #183

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #423

TextPage Scan

Hymns of Faith #239

Page Scan

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #521

Rejoice Hymns #466

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #186

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #184

TextPage Scan

Sing Joyfully #478

Audio

Small Church Music #2259

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #226

The Christian Life Hymnal #515

The Covenant Hymnal #352

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #513

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #860

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #415

Include 59 pre-1979 instances
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