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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 >

Tune Information

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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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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