[If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold]

[If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold]

Composer: Charles Albert Tindley (1916)
Published in 21 hymnals

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Composer: Charles Albert Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Charles Albert Tindley (1916)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 12333 33212 11611
Notes: Not the same tunes as [Here I may be weak and poor]
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain


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