Composer: Charles Albert Tindley (1916)
Published in 18 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Charles Albert Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Charles Albert Tindley (1916)
Meter: 7.7.11 D with refrain
Incipit: 12333 33212 11611
Key: D Major/F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #901
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10730
Text: Leave It There
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The United Methodist Hymnal #522
Text: Leave It There
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)


Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #420TextPage Scan
Beams of Heaven: Hymns of Charles Albert Tindley #20
Beams of Heaven: Hymns of Charles Albert Tindley #34
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #901ScoreAudio
Hymns of Faith #94TextPage Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #593
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #197TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #10730TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #216
The United Methodist Hymnal #522TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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