Composer: Paul Rader (1921)
Published in 46 hymnals

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Composer: Paul Rader

Rader was one of the most powerful evangelistic preachers of the early 20th Century. He described himself as an ex-bellboy, ex-cowboy, ex-prospector, ex-football player, and ex-pugilist. He was pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois (1915–21), and followed founder Albert Simpson as president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (1920–23). He also founded the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle in 1922 and pastored it for 11 years. Rader wrote many Gospel song lyrics and a few tunes, and was instrumental in founding of the Tabernacle Publishing Company. Rader was a pioneer of Christian broadcasting, as well: In the early 1920’s, the beginning days of radio, station WBBM in Chicago, Illinois, closed every Sunday. Rader received… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Paul Rader (1921)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 55453 33323 55676
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Organ Solo

  • The Organist Volume 74 Number 1 March 1970: A Bi-Monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Roger C. Wilson; Bertha R. Frick
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1970) pp. 51
  • The Amateur Organist Number 53: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Bertha R. Frick
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1969) pp. 51
  • Organ Hymn Tunes No. 3: Preludes, Interludes, Voluntaries
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: The Rodeheaver, Hall-Mack Company (1966) pp. 2
  • I Believe and other Great Hymns
    Published By: TRO Musical Comedy Productions pp. 30

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Bock to Bock: Organ/Piano Duets Book 5: A Collection of Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1992) pp. 33

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Bill Carle's Sacred Selections
    Composer/Editor Bill Carle
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1959) pp. 12


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