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[It passeth knowledge, that dear love of Thine]

[It passeth knowledge, that dear love of Thine]

Composer: Ira David Sankey
Published in 15 hymnals

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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
Incipit: 5U11D 76654 53552 34654
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Alternative Tunes


The Cyber Hymnal #3117
Text: It Passeth Knowledge
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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #526
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #471b
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #178Text
Small Church Music #504Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3117TextScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #230Text
Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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