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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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The Christian Life Hymnal #221

The Covenant Hymnal #276

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #247

The New Century Hymnal #283

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Voices United #376

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