MARTHINA

Composer: J. Christopher Marks

Born: 1863, Cork, Ireland. Died: October 13, 1946, New York City. Marks’ father (who had the same name) was organist and choir master at the Cork Cathedral for 43 years. James studied music under his father; his uncle, T. Osborne Marks, organist of Armagh Cathedral; and with Professor R. P. Stewart of Trinity College, Dublin. He received vocal training from Sims Reeves, whose special accompanist he was during Reeves’ final farewell tour in Ireland. Marks was organist and choir master at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cork (1881-1902). In 1902, he emigrated to America and became the organist at St. Andrew’s Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1904, he became organist and choir director at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: MARTHINA
Composer: J. Christopher Marks
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 34456 54336 71654
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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Because Thy Trust Is God Alone

Because thy trust is God alone,
Thy refuge is the Highest One,
No evil shall upon thee come,
Nor plague approach thy guarded home.

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The Psalter #249

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