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[I have found a friend in Jesus, He's everything to me]

Composer: William S. Hays

William Shakespeare Hays USA 1837-1907. Born in Louisville, KY, he attended colleges in IN, TN, and KY, after which he became a reporter for the “Louisville Democrat” newspaper. He later became a columnist for the “Louisville Courier-Journal” after a stint as a steamboat captain on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. During the Civil War Hays was jailed in New Orleans, LA, for writing songs that supported the Confederate cause. Musically inclined, he wrote about 350 songs. The song “Mollie Darling” (1872) sold a million copies. As with some other hymns, the tune of his popular vaudeville song, “Little old log cabin” was adapted to the new hymn by the lyricist, C W Fry, who wrote “Lily of the valley”. He died in his… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [I have found a friend in Jesus, He's everything to me]
Composer: William S. Hays (1871)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 13556 55312 11651
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • My Jesus, I Love Thee: Hymns of Introspection for Organ
    Composer/Editors James Southbridge; Mercy Bartlett
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2010) pp. 6
  • Masterpiece: Sparkling Arrangements for Solo Organ
    Composer/Editor Kenneth D. Varner
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2000) pp. 52
  • Easy Organ Library Volume 16: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Mercy Barlett AKA James Mansfield
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 78
  • Seven Organ Solos
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Belwin-Mills Publishing Corporation (1993) pp. 11
  • Harold DeCou Organ Solos
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Triad Music, Inc. (1978) pp. 23
  • Sunday Night at the Console: Organ Interpretations of Gospel Hymns
    Composer/Editor Eleanor W. Whitsett
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1974) pp. 33

Piano Solo

  • Love Lifted Me: Gospel Favorites for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Stan Pethel
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2013) pp. 23
  • Early Classics for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Anthony Burger Productions (2001) pp. 19
  • Sunday Evening Praise: 35 Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1991) pp. 15
  • Images of Praise: Hymn Arrangements for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1987) pp. 18
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 101
  • God Leads Us Along: Fresh Piano Stylings by Stan Pethel
    Composer/Editor Stan Pethel
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1984) pp. 6
  • Hands of Time: Hymns for Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Marantha Music Inc. (1984) pp. 50
  • Hymns in the Style of the Masters: Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Michele Murray
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1984) pp. 18
  • Dino - Piano Stylings: Piano Solo Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Dino Kartsonakis
    Published By: Lexicon Music, Inc. (1980) pp. 7
  • Gospel Piano Stylings
    Composer/Editor Betty Jean Chatham
    Published By: Crescendo Publications, Inc. (1975) pp. 7

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #189
Text: The Lily of the Valley
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