Composer: Elkanah Kelsay Dare

Elkanah Kelsay Dare (1782-1826) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 15, 1782, New Jersey (var­i­ous­ly re­port­ed as Cum­ber­land Coun­ty or Sa­lem Coun­ty). Died: Au­gust 26, 1826, Col­er­ain Town­ship, Lan­cas­ter Coun­ty, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Old Un­ion Cem­e­te­ry, Col­er­ain Town­ship, Penn­syl­van­ia. Dare joined the Pres­by­ter­i­an church in Green­wich, Cum­ber­land Coun­ty, New Jer­sey, at age 23. From 1817 to un­til his death, he pas­tor­ed at the Un­ion Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, Col­er­ain Towns­hip, Penn­syl­van­ia. He al­so served as Dean of Boys at Wilm­ing­ton Coll­ege, Del­a­ware. A mu­si­cian as well as a min­is­ter and ed­u­cat­or, his orig­in­al com­po­si­t… Go to person page >

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Composer: Elkanah Kelsay Dare (1799)
Incipit: 32115 53213 21512
Key: d minor


Creating God

Creating God, your fingers trace
the bold designs of farthest space.
Let sun and moon and stars and light
and what lies hidden praise your might.

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Sunset to Sunrise Changes Now

Thou Man of grief, remember me

Thou Man of grief, remember me,
Thou never canst thyself forget
Thy last expiring agony,
Thy fainting pangs, and bloody sweat.

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