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[Living for Jesus a life that is true] (Lowden)

Composer: C. Harold Lowden

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Tune Information

Title: [Living for Jesus a life that is true] (Lowden)
Composer: C. Harold Lowden (1915)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 34352 34123 32321
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


LIVING FOR JESUS is a gospel hymn tune distinguishable by its dactylic rhythm for the stanzas and its straightforward iambic refrain. The guitar chords avoid some of the chromaticism of the original harmony; when using guitar, do not use keyboard. Singing the refrain only once–at the end of stanza 3–will constitute a fine climax. Singers may want to observe a ritardando or a fermata in the final phrase of the refrain.

C. Harold Lowden (b. Burlington, NJ, 1883; d. Collingwood, NJ, 1963) wrote his first songs when he was only twelve years old. He continued to write hymns for the rest of his life and edited a number of hymnals. A musical editor for the Evangelical and Reformed Church board, Lowden taught music at the Bible Institute of Pennsylvania (now Philadelphia College of Bible). He capped his career by serving for twenty-eight years, until his retirement in 1961, as minister of music of the Linden Baptist Church in Camden, New Jersey.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Organ Solo

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    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 24
  • Organ Hymn Tunes No. 1: Preludes, Interludes, Voluntaries
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: The Rodeheaver, Hall-Mack Company (1960) pp. 4
  • Sacred Songs for Organ: For Hammond and Pipe Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter P. Slack
    Published By: The Rodeheaver, Hall-Mack Company (1957) pp. 32

Piano Solo

  • Symphonic Hymns for Piano - The Phillip Keveren Series - Piano Solo: 17 Sonorous Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Phillip Keveren
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2017) pp. 30
  • Living for Jesus: Advanced Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonham
    Published By: SoundForth (2001) pp. 14
  • Quiet Time Piano Volume Four Precious Memories: Simply Beautiful Arrangements for Private Moments of Inspiration & Relaxation
    Composer/Editor Dick Bolks
    Published By: Jolica Music (1995) pp. 4
  • Favorite Hymn Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 34
  • For Today and Always: 32 Songs of the Faith arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 16
  • Kaleidoscope of Praise: Hymns, Gospel Songs, and Contemporary Favorites Arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor Johnie Dean
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1990) pp. 12
  • Clayton Piano Melodies No. 3
    Composer/Editor Norman J. Clayton
    Published By: Norman Clayton Publishing Company (1968) pp. 8
  • Sacred Transcriptions for Piano No. 3
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1952) pp. 38
  • Sacred Piano Transcriptions
    Composer/Editor Rob Roy Peery
    Published By: The Rodeheaver, Hall-Mack Company (1950) pp. 16
  • Instrumental Church Service Selections No. 2: For Organ or Piano
    Composer/Editors Clarence Kohlmann; Harold Lowden
    Published By: The Rodeheaver, Hall-Mack Company (1948) pp. 27


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