HEAVEN'S CHRISTMAS TREE

Arranger: Charles A. Tindley, Jr.

Son of Charles Albert Tindley. Charles Albert Tindley, Jr., arranged some of his father's hymns. Go to person page >

Composer: Charles Albert Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HEAVEN'S CHRISTMAS TREE
Arranger: Charles A. Tindley, Jr.
Composer: Charles Albert Tindley
Meter: 11.9.11.7 with refrain
Incipit: 55512 31216 55551
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Instances

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