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[I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory] (Bartlett)

[I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory] (Bartlett)

Composer: E. M. Bartlett (1939)
Published in 51 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Composer: E. M. Bartlett

E. M. Bartlett was born December 24, 1883 in Waynesville, Missouri. His family later moved to Sebastian County, Arkansas. Bartlett received training as a music teacher and was a leader in developing Southern gospel music. He was employed by Central Music Company, a publisher of shape note singing books based in Hartford, which was owned by David Moore and Will H. Ramsey. Bartlett persuaded Moore and John A. McClung to partner with him to form Hartford Music Company. In 1921, Bartlett established the Hartford Music Institute, a shape note school. He provided opportunities for many songwriters and musicians in gospel music, including Albert E. Brumley. In 1939 he suffered a stroke and afterwards wrote "Victory in Jesus." Dianne Shapiro, fr… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory] (Bartlett)
Composer: E. M. Bartlett (1939)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 13333 21112 11165
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1939 E. M. Bartlett. Copyright renewed by Mrs. E. M. Bartlett. Assigned to Albert E. Brumley & Sons (admin. by ICG).


Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Baptist Hymnal Organ Supplement II
    Composer/Editor Sharron Lyon
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1997) pp. 72

Organ Solo

  • Masterpiece: Sparkling Arrangements for Solo Organ
    Composer/Editor Kenneth D. Varner
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2000) pp. 33
  • Abide with Me: Organ Music for the Memorial Service
    Composer/Editor Keith Christopher
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1991) pp. 36
  • Morning by Morning: Settings for the Church Organist: 23 Songs, Hymns and Choruses Arranged by Marilyn Arison
    Composer/Editor Marilyn Arison
    Published By: John W. Peterson Music Company (1989) pp. 43

Piano Solo

  • Solos for the Sanctuary Gospel: 8 Piano Solos for the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor Glenda Austin
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2014) pp. 23
  • Early Classics for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Anthony Burger Productions (2001) pp. 138
  • The Story Continues: 34 More All Time Favorite Hymns for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Anthony Burger Productions (2001) pp. 29
  • Hymnproviser: Preludes & Congregational Accompaniments
    Composer/Editors Shelly Hamilton; Flora Jean Garlock
    Published By: Majesty Music (1995) pp. 42
  • Timeless Tribute: Arrangements for the Early Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Joy Ham
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1987) pp. 29
  • Piano Potpourri: A Mixture of Hymns and Contemporary Songs
    Composer/Editor Bill Wolaver
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1986) pp. 15
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 186
  • Just Hooked by Gospel: Keyboard Folio
    Composer/Editors Don Wyrtzen; Carol McMillen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 16
  • He Hideth My Soul: For the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor Ralph Manuel
    Published By: Broadman Press (1979) pp. 8
  • Favorite Gospel Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Jack Taylor
    Published By: Stamps-Baxter Music (1978) pp. 12


Instances (1 - 33 of 33)

African American Heritage Hymnal #261

Ambassador Hymnal #542

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #426

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #499

CCLI Top 100 #60

CCLI Top 100 #62

CCLI Top 100 #64

CCLI Top 100 #68

CCLI Top 100 #73

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #627

Celebremos Su Gloria #434

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #475

Hinário para o Culto Cristão #499

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #338

Hymns of Faith #290

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #376


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #526

Rejoice Hymns #353

Sacred Selections for the Church #229

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #662

Sing Joyfully #511


Small Church Music #181


Small Church Music #5715

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #243

The Celebration Hymnal #353

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #473

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #143


The United Methodist Hymnal #370

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #75

This Far By Faith #97

Total Praise #258

Yes, Lord! #98

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #92

Include 18 pre-1979 instances
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