Composer: Simeon B. Marsh

Simeon Bulkley Marsh, 1798-1875 Born: June 1, 1798, Sherburne, New York. Died: July 14, 1875, Albany, New York. Buried: Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, New York. Marsh began singing in a choir at age seven, and at age 16 started studying music. By 19, he was teaching in local singing schools; around then, he met Thomas Hastings, who at the time was teaching in Geneva, New York. By 1837, Marsh was publishing the Amsterdam, New York, newspaper The Intelligencer (later renamed The Recorder); upon returning to Sherburne, he founded the Sherburne News. Marsh taught choirs and children for nearly 30 years around Albany, and served as a Sunday school superintendent. Sources: Hughes, p. 461 Jones, p. 90 Nutter, p. 461 Rey… Go to person page >

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Composer: Simeon B. Marsh (1834)
Meter: D
Incipit: 33312 22335 43213
Key: F Major


Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Jesus, lover of my soul,
let me to thy bosom fly,
while the nearer waters roll,
while the tempest still is high;
hide me, O my Savior, hide,
till the storm of life is past;
safe into the haven guide,
O receive my soul at last!

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