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[O rest in the Lord, wait patiently for him] (Mendelssohn)

[O rest in the Lord, wait patiently for him] (Mendelssohn)

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (b. Hamburg, Germany, 1809; d. Leipzig, Germany, 1847) was the son of banker Abraham Mendelssohn and the grandson of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. His Jewish family became Christian and took the Bartholdy name (name of the estate of Mendelssohn's uncle) when baptized into the Lutheran church. The children all received an excellent musical education. Mendelssohn had his first public performance at the age of nine and by the age of sixteen had written several symphonies. Profoundly influenced by J. S. Bach's music, he conducted a performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 (at age 20!) – the first performance since Bach's death, thus reintroducing Bach to the world. Mendelssohn organized the Domchor in Berlin… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [O rest in the Lord, wait patiently for him] (Mendelssohn)
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Incipit: 13421 16671 55543
Key: C Major
Source: 'Elijah'
Copyright: Public Domain



Piano Solo

  • Classic Transcriptions for Piano
    Composer/Editors Lani Smith; Felix Mendelssohn
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1992) pp. 10
  • Dimensions in Praise: Piano Arrangements by Laura Bergquist
    Composer/Editor Laura Bergquist
    Published By: Tempo Music Publications, Inc. (1987) pp. 33

Organ Solo

  • Easy Organ Library Volume 41: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editors Felix Mendelssohn; Todd Kendall
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 35
  • The Organist's Library Volume 3
    Composer/Editor Felix Mendelssohn
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 38
  • Organ Voluntaries in Three Volumes Volume 1
    Composer/Editors Alexander Schreiner; Felix Mendelssohn
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1965) pp. 56


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Hymns of the Christian Life #541

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New Baptist Hymnal #424

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The Book of Worship of the Church School #156a

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The Century Hymnal #413

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Youth Hymnal #216

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