[I have a friend and He came to seek me]

[I have a friend and He came to seek me]

Composer: John Robson Sweney, 1837-1899
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Composer: John Robson Sweney, 1837-1899

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Robson Sweney, 1837-1899
Incipit: 55135 47215 13565
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2821
Text: I Have a Friend
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