[O do not let the Word depart] (Bushey)

[O do not let the Word depart] (Bushey)

Composer: J. Calvin Bushey (1842)
Published in 141 hymnals

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Composer: J. Calvin Bushey

James Calvin Bushey USA 1847-1929. Born in Arendtsville, PA, Bushey was a singing teacher who lived in Ohio during the latter 19th century. He compiled several music collections, including “The Chorus Class” (1879), “Sparkling Gems” (1880), “Choral Climax” (1886), and “Magneic Melodies” (1892), all published by the Music firm of Will L. Thompson. Bushey moved to Peoria,IL, late in life and died there. John Perry  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [O do not let the Word depart] (Bushey)
Composer: J. Calvin Bushey (1842)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 12333 32313 55532
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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