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HIDING IN THEE

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

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

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)

Instances

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Ambassador Hymnal #563

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #452

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #377

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #692

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Hymns of Faith #398

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #73

Rejoice Hymns #151

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #360

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Sing Joyfully #491

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Small Church Music #460

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #91

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The Celebration Hymnal #619

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The Cyber Hymnal #1862

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The Cyber Hymnal #2409

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The Cyber Hymnal #8159

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #348

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Timeless Truths #216

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #655

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