[Nearer the cross! my heart can say]

[Nearer the cross! my heart can say]

Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Published in 72 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp

As a young girl Phoebe Palmer Knapp (b. New York, NY, 1839; d. Poland Springs, ME, 1908) displayed great musical talent; she composed and sang children’s song at an early age. The daughter of the Methodist evangelist Walter C. Palmer, she was married to John Fairfield Knapp at the age of sixteen. Her husband was a founder of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and after his death, she shared her considerable inherited wealth with various charitable organizations. She composed over five hundred gospel songs, of which the tunes for “Blessed Assurance” and “Open the Gates of the Temple” are still popular today. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Nearer the cross! my heart can say]
Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Meter: 8.6.8.6 with refrain
Incipit: 32123 55515 53323
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Gospel Hymn Devotions - Number Two: Fourteen Transcriptions for Organ - Standard or Spinet Keyboards
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Stewart Landon
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1971) pp. 28
  • The Organist Volume 75 Number 1 March 1971: A Bi-Monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Roger C. Wilson; Stewart Landon
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1971) pp. 48
  • Gospel Hymn Voluntaries Number One For Organ: Based on Familiar Gospel Hymns
    Composer/Editor Roy E. Nolte
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1964) pp. 6
  • Lorenz's Communion Hymn Voluntaries: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Roy E. Nolte
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1953) pp. 28
  • Lorenz's Gospel Hymn Voluntaries for Organ: Based on Familiar Gospel Hymns
    Composer/Editor Roy E. Nolte
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1952) pp. 6

Piano Solo

  • Rob Roy Perry's Gospel Hymn Pianist
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; Roy E. Nolte
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1956) pp. 60

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #680
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #4512
Text: Nearer the Cross
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #680

Sacred Selections for the Church #318

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4512

Include 69 pre-1979 instances
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