Composer: Friedrich Filitz; Harmonizer: Lowell Mason
Published in 37 hymnals

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Composer: Friedrich Filitz

Born: March 16, 1804, Arnstadt, Thuringia. Died: December 8, 1876, Bonn, Germany. Known as a music critic and historian, Filitz worked in Berlin from 1843-47, then moved to Munich. With Eck, he published a collection of 16th and 17th Century chorales in 1845. His other works include: Vierstimmiges Choralbuch herausgegeben von Dr F Filitz (Berlin: 1847)  Go to person page >

Harmonizer: Lowell Mason

Dr. Lowell Mason (the degree was conferred by the University of New York) is justly called the father of American church music; and by his labors were founded the germinating principles of national musical intelligence and knowledge, which afforded a soil upon which all higher musical culture has been founded. To him we owe some of our best ideas in religious church music, elementary musical education, music in the schools, the popularization of classical chorus singing, and the art of teaching music upon the Inductive or Pestalozzian plan. More than that, we owe him no small share of the respect which the profession of music enjoys at the present time as contrasted with the contempt in which it was held a century or more ago. In fact, the… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Friedrich Filitz
Harmonizer: Lowell Mason
Incipit: 13556 54334 51321
Key: E Major
Source: Vierstimmiges Choralbuch, 1847 (melody)
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1071
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3619
Text: Lead Us, Heavenly Father (Edmeston)
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


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Small Church Music #616Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3619TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #393Text
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