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Composer: B. B. McKinney (1934)
Published in 15 hymnals

Audio files: Recording

Composer: B. B. McKinney

Pseudonyms-- Martha Annis (his mother’s maiden name was Martha Annis Heflin) Otto Nellen Gene Routh (his wife’s maiden name was Leila Irene Routh) ----- Son of James Calvin McKinney and Martha Annis Heflin McKinney, B . B. attended Mount Lebanon Academy, Louisiana; Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana; the Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; the Siegel-Myers Correspondence School of Music, Chicago, Illinois (BM.1922); and the Bush Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Oklahoma Baptist University awarded him an honorary MusD degree in 1942. McKinney served as music editor at the Robert H. Coleman company in Dallas, Texas (1918–35). In 1919, after several months in the army, McKinney returned to Fort Wor… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: B. B. McKinney (1934)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 53456 71766 55432
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1934. Renewed 1962 Broadman Press (SESAC)(admin. by LifeWay Worship). All rights reserved.


Piano Solo

  • Promises for the Journey of Faith: Arrangements for Piano Solo
    Composer/Editor James Michael Stevens
    Published By: GlorySound (2001) pp. 23
  • PedalPoint Volume 11 Number 2 January February March 1992: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Todd Billingsley
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1992) pp. 20
  • Abide with Me: For Piano
    Composer/Editor Michael Cox
    Published By: Van Ness Press, Inc. (1990) pp. 20
  • Hymn Meditations for the Piano
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; David L. Danner
    Published By: Broadman Press (1977) pp. 22

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Have Faith in God: Hymns of B. B. McKinney for Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editors Donald P. Hustad; Baylus Benjamin McKinney
    Published By: Van Ness Press, Inc. (1986) pp. 4


Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #405

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #508

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #376


Small Church Music #2524

The Celebration Hymnal #536

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #408

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #272

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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