HIDING IN THEE (Sankey)

Composer: Ira David Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present. T… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HIDING IN THEE (Sankey)
Composer: Ira David Sankey (1891)
Meter: 11.11.11.11 with refrain
Incipit: 55433 21176 71143
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Ira David Sankey (b. Edinburgh, PA, 1840; d. Brooklyn, NY, 1908) composed HIDING IN THEE (also known as SANKEY) and first published it in Welcome Tidings (1887), compiled by Lowry, Doane (PHH 473), and Sankey. It was set to the text "O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher than I." The four lines of HIDING IN THEE are in ABAB' form and are accompanied by a simple harmonization that suggests part singing. Antiphonal singing is useful if the entire psalm is sung.

When Sankey's family moved to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, in 1857, he joined the local Methodist church and became its choir director and Sunday school superintendent. After the Civil War he worked for the Internal Revenue Service and became active in the YMCA. As a delegate to the YMCA convention in Indianapolis in 1870, he met evangelist Dwight L. Moody. After hearing Sankey sing, Moody asked Sankey to join him as music director in his Chicago church. Thus began their lengthy and famous association as an evangelism team, which ministered throughout the world for some thirty years.

Although Sankey was an amateur musician, he became known worldwide for his gospel singing (accompanying himself on a reed organ), his songs (especially "The Ninety and Nine"), and as a publisher of gospel music. With various collaborators he published the six volumes of Gospel Hymns (1875-1891; collected in one volume, 1894), a very successful venture. Sankey served as president of the Biglow and Main publishing Company from 1895 until his death. Credited with composing some one hundred gospel hymn tunes, Sankey also published his autobiography, My Life and the Story of the Gospel Hymns and of the Sacred Songs and Solos in 1906.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 79 Number 1 September October 2015: A Bi-monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 26
  • Hymn Tunes A to Z: 38 Organ Settings for Worship or Recital
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2013) pp. 106
  • The Organist's Library Volume 49

    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 32
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 73 Number 6 July August `2010: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; James Pethel
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2010) pp. 32
  • Close to Thee: Artistic Organ Settings of Enduring Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor James Southbridge
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2009) pp. 11
  • Hymn-Tune Prayers for Organ
    Composer/Editor Jon Spong
    Published By: Beckenhorst Press, Inc. (1994) pp. 21
  • Sunday Morning Favorites Volume 2: For Solo Organ
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1992) pp. 42
  • Songs of Assurance: Hymn Medleys for Organ
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1991) pp. 4
  • The Organist Volume 86 Number 6 January 1983: A Bi-Monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; Jane Carrier
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1986) pp. 11
  • The Amateur Organist Number 92: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Jane Carrier
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1982) pp. 11
  • Gospel Hymnscriptions: Arrangements for All Organs
    Composer/Editor Eleanor W. Whitsett
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1972) pp. 24
  • Gospel Hymns for Organ: Registered for All Organs
    Composer/Editor Ralph Sunden
    Published By: Pointer System, Inc. (1968) pp. 5
  • Sunday Morning Organist Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1964) pp. 48
  • The Sunday Morning Organist Volume Two: Thirty-five preludes, offertories, postludes based on Familiar Hymn Tunes for the Morning Worship Service
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1964) pp. 48
  • Van Denman Thompson's Hymn Meditations No. 3: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Charlotte L. Koch
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1961) pp. 23
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 23 Number 5 June 1960: A Bi-Monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Ellen Jane Lorenz; Van Denman Thompson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1960) pp. 31
  • Organ Encores: Hymn Transcriptions arranged by George S. Schuller
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1955) pp. 25
  • Sacred Transcriptions for the Organ: Favorite Gospel Song and Hymn Melodies
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1950) pp. 32

Piano Solo

  • Give Him the Glory: Advanced Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonam
    Published By: SoundForth (2007) pp. 29
  • The Majesty and Glory of Your Name: Glorious Songs of Worship for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Tom Fettke
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2004) pp. 38
  • Everlasting Praise: 10 Arrangements of Enduring Hymns
    Composer/Editor Cindy Berry
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2003) pp. 26
  • Songs of the Shepherd: Hymns of Comfort and Safety
    Composer/Editor Jan Sanborn
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (2003) pp. 34
  • Hymnproviser 2 (Piano Series): Solos of Meditation & Worship
    Composer/Editors Shelly Hamilton; Christiane Emory
    Published By: Majesty Music, Inc. (1997) pp. 44
  • Gospel Time for Piano Volume 1
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Ron Loree
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 29
  • Meditations: Reflective Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Larry Mayfield
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 4
  • Eight Piano Offertories
    Composer/Editor James Pethel
    Published By: Van Ness Press, Inc. (1991) pp. 22
  • The Church Pianist Volume 7 Number 6 July August 1991: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Ron Loree
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1991) pp. 29
  • Piano Hymns of Faith
    Composer/Editor Marilyn White
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1990) pp. 16
  • Quiet Time Piano Volume Three Golden Memories: Simply Beautiful Arrangements for Private Moments of Inspiration & Relaxation
    Composer/Editor Dick Bolks
    Published By: Jolica Music (1990) pp. 50
  • Images of Praise: Hymn Arrangements for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1987) pp. 16
  • PedalPoint Volume 6 Number 2 January February March 1987: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Eloise Hynes
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1987) pp. 7
  • Give Him Praise: Arrangements for the Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Myra Schubert
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1983) pp. 36
  • Sacred Transcriptions for Piano Book 1
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1941) pp. 4
  • Sacred Transcriptions for the Piano Book One
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1941) pp. 4

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Organ Encores: Hymn Transcriptions arranged by Georg S. Schuller
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1955) pp. 25

Piano and Organ Duet

  • The Mighty Power of God: Advanced Piano / Organ Duets
    Composer/Editor Joan J. Pinkston
    Published By: SoundForth (2009) pp. 58

Voices: Vocal Duet

  • The Classic Collection: Twenty-Five Great Sacred Duets
    Composer/Editor Ovid Young
    Published By: Paragon Music Corp. (1974) pp. 40

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #377
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #692
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1862
Text: God Loveth the Righteous
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2409
Text: Hiding in Thee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #8159
Text: To Be More Like Jesus
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #73
Text: God Loves All the Righteous
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

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