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

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Last-Second Solutions: Hymn Preludes for the Busy Organist
    Composer/Editors James Southbridge; James Mansfield
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 24
  • The Organist's Library Volume 34
    Composer/Editor Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2003) pp. 64
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 66 Number 1 September October 2002: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2002) pp. 65
  • The Organist Volume 106 Number 4 September October 2002: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Juliet Calkins
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2002) pp. 17
  • Songs of Assurance: Hymn Medleys for Organ
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1991) pp. 12
  • Preludes on Hymns from the Gospel Tradition: Settings for Organ by Raymond H. Haan
    Composer/Editor Raymond H. Haan
    Published By: Broadman Press (1989) pp. 3
  • A Treasury of Gospel Favorites for Organ No. 3
    Composer/Editors Eugene McCluskey; Brian Glyncannon
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1985) pp. 48
  • The Amateur Organist Number 93: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Brian Glyncannon
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1983) pp. 26
  • The Organist Volume 87 Number 4 September 1983: A Bi-monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; Brian Glyncannon
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1983) pp. 26
  • The Gospel Organist Volume Six
    Composer/Editors Harold H. DeCou; George C. Stebbins
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1982) pp. 28
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 35 Number 6 August 1972: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Lani Smith; Robert Graham
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1972) pp. 35

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Off the Page, Too: More Techniques for Creating Hymn-Based Organ Settings
    Composer/Editor Donald Rotermund
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2011) pp. #5-8, #6-7, #6-8
  • Organ Hymns of Praise from the Crystal Cathedral: Hymn Accompaniments Arranged by Richard Unfreid
    Composer/Editor Richard Unfried
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1981) pp. 46
  • Twenty-Four Hymn Introductions Volume II: Opus 56
    Composer/Editor Jan Bender
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1974) pp. 21

Piano Solo

  • The Church Pianist Volume 22 Number 5 May June 2006: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Gregg Sewell; Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2006) pp. 27
  • Grand Hymns of the Faith: 10 Expressive Arrangements of Favorite Hymns
    Composer/Editor Kenon D. Renfrow
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2003) pp. 6
  • The Church Pianist Volume 18 Number 1 September 2001: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editor Roy Danielson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 12
  • Rags to Riches: Hymns & Gospel Songs a la Ragtime
    Composer/Editor Jolene Boyd
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 14
  • The Church Pianist Volume 13 Number 2 November December 1996: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Charity Book Putnam
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996) pp. 17
  • Eight Piano Offertories
    Composer/Editor James Pethel
    Published By: Van Ness Press, Inc. (1991) pp. 3
  • Alone with God: Devotional Arrangements for Piano Solo with Hymn Texts, Scriptures, and Prayers
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1990) pp. 38
  • I Love Thee: For Piano
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Kathy C. Bowen
    Published By: Broadman Press (1986) pp. 36

Piano and Organ Duet

  • I've Found a Friend: Organ & Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor Ron Boud
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1987) pp. 10
  • Best Loved Gospel Hymns: Duets For Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Robert Graham
    Published By: Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation (1984) pp. 42

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)
TextAudioPage Scan

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #183

ScoreAudio

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

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