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[Not my brother, nor my sister]

Tune Information

Title: [Not my brother, nor my sister]
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 33313 21111 12233
Key: G Major
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Public Domain


STANDING is a call-and-response tune; the Psalter Hymnal has marked clearly the solo lead parts and the congregational-response parts, which are to be sung in harmony. Since most African American spirituals were originally sung unaccompanied, have the choir or even the congregation hum the accompaniment to the solo lines.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Pull Out the Stops! Volume II: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Organ
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler; Jeffrey Honore
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2001) pp. 167

Organ Solo

  • The Organist's Companion Volume 38 Number 6 September 2016 General, All Saints, Reformations, Thanksgiving: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Marsha Medley
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2016) pp. 16
  • High and Lifted Up: Heartfelt Settings of Cherished Gospel Hymns
    Composer/Editor Marilyn L. Thompson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 40
  • Just a Closer Walk: Ten Voluntaries on Spirituals and Gospel Hymns
    Composer/Editor Carlton R. Young
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2006) pp. 24
  • Hymn Preludes for the Church Year Book 2: Ordinary Time
    Composer/Editor Betty Roe
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 236

Piano Solo

  • Bow in Worship: Hymns of Prayer and Meditation
    Composer/Editor Faye Lopez
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2018) pp. 24
  • Prayludes for Summer: Flexible Piano Medleys for Trinity Sunday, National Holidays and General Use
    Composer/Editor Ruth Elaine Schram
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2010) pp. 26
  • Piano Improvs for Praise and Worship
    Composer/Editor Teresa Patterson Wilhelmi
    Published By: Ron Harris Music (1997) pp. 18
  • Spirituals for Piano Solo: 15 Inspirational Favorites
    Composer/Editor Kurt Kaiser
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1997) pp. 37
  • Country Gospel Piano Solos: Mel Bay Presents
    Composer/Editor Gail Smith
    Published By: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (1996) pp. 10
  • Just Hooked by Gospel: Keyboard Folio
    Composer/Editors Don Wyrtzen; Carol McMillen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 41
  • Famous Negro Spirituals
    Composer/Editor Hugo Frey
    Published By: Robbins Music Corporation (1924) pp. 20

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Partners in Praise Volume 2: Arrangements of Hymns for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Ellen Foncannon
    Published By: Descant Publications (1997) pp. 9

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Piano Praise for 2: Duets for 4-hands, 1-piano
    Composer/Editor Victor Lebenske
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2010) pp. 60

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Your Favorite Negro Spirituals: Arranged for Solo Voice with Piano
    Published By: Shawnee Press, Inc. (1938) pp. 18


The Cyber Hymnal #6313
Text: Standin' in the Need of Prayer
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #265
Text: Standing in the Need of Prayer
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Small Church Music #1554
Text: It's me, it's me, it's me, O Lord
  • PDF Score (PDF)
With Heart and Voice: songs for all God's children #57
Text: Standing in the Need of Prayer
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)


Instances (1 - 32 of 32)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #441

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #365


Chalice Hymnal #579


Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #493


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #838

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Gather Comprehensive #579

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Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #390


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #411


Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #493

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #516


Lift Every Voice and Sing II #177

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #147

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #265


Singing Our Faith #228

Singing the Faith #523


Small Church Music #1554

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Songs for Life #46


Songs of Zion #110

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #416

The Covenant Hymnal #388


The Cyber Hymnal #6313


The New Century Hymnal #519

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #496


The United Methodist Hymnal #352

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This Far By Faith #240

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Total Praise #458


With Heart and Voice #57


Wonder, Love, and Praise #797


Worship in Song #167

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Yes, Lord! #310


Zion still Sings #149

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #326

Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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