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 Stephans 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

Composer: Daniel Iverson (1926)
Incipit: 33332 34312 33333
Key: E♭ Major/F 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


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African American Heritage Hymnal #320
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #263
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #675
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #244
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #330
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #234
Chalice Hymnal #259
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #136
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #619
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #620Text
Common Praise (1998) #647
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #615
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #288Text InfoAudio
Hymnal: A Worship Book #349
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #226
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #s.23
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #s.24
Hymns of Faith #83
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #71
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #325
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #115
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #749Audio
Living Hymns #fD
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #177
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #730
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #90
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #322
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #424Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Rejoice Hymns #519
Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship #90
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #94
Sing Joyfully #150Page Scan
Singing the Faith #395
Songs for Life #184
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #344
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #389
The Christian Life Hymnal #221
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #276
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #247
The New Century Hymnal #283
The New National Baptist Hymnal #124
The United Methodist Hymnal #393Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #212
The Worshiping Church #297FlexscorePage Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #101
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #726
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #376
Worship and Rejoice #492
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #144
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #214
Include 13 pre-1979 instances
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