IVERSON (Iverson)

Composer: Daniel Iverson

Daniel Iverson (b. Brunswick, GA, 1890; d. Asheville, NC, 1977) wrote the first stanza and tune of this hymn after hearing a sermon on the Holy Spirit during an evangelism crusade by the George Stephens Evangelistic Team in Orlando, Florida, 1926. The hymn was sung at the crusade and then printed in leaflets for use at other services. Published anonymously in Robert H. Coleman's Revival Songs (1929) with alterations in the tune, this short hymn gained much popularity by the middle of the century. Since the 1960s it has again been properly credited to Iverson. Iverson studied at the University of Georgia, Moody Bible Institute, Columbia Theological Seminary, and the University of South Carolina. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1914… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: IVERSON (Iverson)
Composer: Daniel Iverson (1926)
Incipit: 33332 34312 33333
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1935, 1963 Birdwing Music. Admin. By EMI Christian Music Publishing.


IVERSON is a simple chorus; its original melody line was altered in 1929 (see above). Southern Baptist leader Baylus B. McKinney wrote the harmony, which was published in his Songs of Victory (1937).

Sing in harmony unaccompanied or accompany with organ or guitars. When used as a frame around prayers (see Liturgical Use), accompany the first line of each stanza, and then allow the singing to proceed unaccompanied.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

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    Composer/Editor Sarah J. Huffman
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2012) pp. 153

Organ Solo

  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 5 Pentecost and Trinity: 27 Original Pieces on hymns for Pentecost and Trinity
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell; Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2016) pp. 68
  • Easy Organ Library Volume 57
    Composer/Editor Marc Jordan
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 52
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 35 Number 5 May 2001: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Mark Barnard; Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 3
  • Composer/Editor Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (2000) pp. 13
  • PedalPoint Volume 9 Number 2 January February March 1990: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Raymond H. Herbek
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1990) pp. 17
  • The Welcome Voice of Jesus: Organ Arrangements for Repentance, Renewal and Decision
    Composer/Editor Sandra W. Jarrell
    Published By: Broadman Press (1981) pp. 5

Piano Solo

  • Morning Has Broken: Classic Hymns in Classical Settings
    Composer/Editor Shelley Helzerman Houser
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 6
  • Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: Moments of Worship for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Teresa Patterson Wilhelmi
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2004) pp. 28
  • Big Blue Book of Intermediate Piano Solos
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Ken Barker
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1999) pp. 30
  • Keyboard Legends: Masterful Arrangements from Four Renowned Pianists
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1996) pp. 63
  • Contemporary Christian Classics for Piano
    Composer/Editors Daniel Iverson; John Purifoy
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 13
  • Composer/Editor John F. Wilson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1992) pp. 46
  • Composer/Editor John Carter
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1991) pp. 8
  • Hymns for Solo Piano: Arranged Especially for the Intermediate Pianist
    Composer/Editor Stephen Nielson
    Published By: Lindsborg Press (1989) pp. 21
  • Piano Quiet Time Volume 2: Devotional Improvisation for Moments of Meditation
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: The Benson Company, Inc. (1975) pp. 24

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Spirit of the Living God: Organ-Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor Gaye Sikes
    Published By: Broadman Press (1985) pp. 1


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