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[Not my brother, nor my sister]

[Not my brother, nor my sister]

Published in 26 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Tune Information

Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 333(1 )3211 11122 3333
Key: G Major
Source: African-American spiritual


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


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)


Instances (1 - 23 of 23)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #441TextPage Scan
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #365
Chalice Hymnal #579Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #493Text
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #838Text
Gather Comprehensive #579TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #411
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #516
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #177Text
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #265Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #228TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #523
Small Church Music #1554Audio
Songs for Life #46TextPage Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #388
The Cyber Hymnal #6313TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #519Text
The New National Baptist Hymnal #501
The United Methodist Hymnal #352TextAudio
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #240TextPage Scan
Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #797Text
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #167
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #326
Include 3 pre-1979 instances