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[Oh, there's a wondrous story]

[Oh, there's a wondrous story]

Composer: John T. Grape
Published in 1 hymnal


Composer: John T. Grape

John Thomas Grape USA 1835-1915. Born at Baltimore, MD, he became a successful coal merchant. He married Sophia F MacCubbin, and they had one daughter, Agnes. He was a member of Monument St. Methodist Church in Baltimore, where he played the organ, directed the choir, and was active in the Sunday school. Later, he directed the choir at the Hartford Avenue Methodist Church. The hymn noted below was composed by Grape in 1868, with lyrics composed by Envina Mable Hall of the same church in 1865 while sitting in the choir loft during a sermon. Both words and music had been given to the pastor, Rev George W Schreck, at different times, and one day he remembered he had been given both. Grape's tune had a refrain, so Ms Hall, hearing it, t… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Oh, there's a wondrous story]
Composer: John T. Grape
Incipit: 53216 51325 123
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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