PHILADELPHIA (Gilchrist)

PHILADELPHIA (Gilchrist)

Composer: W. W. Gilchrist
Published in 1 hymnal


Composer: W. W. Gilchrist

Born: January 8, 1846, Jersey City, New Jersey. Died: December 20, 1916, Easton, Pennsylvania. Buried: Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Gilchrist’s family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when William was nine years old. He attended school there until the outbreak of the American civil war, when his father’s business failed and William had to seek other work. Having a good voice, he sang in choirs and choruses, first as a soprano, and later a smooth, flexible baritone. He began singing some of the principal parts in the Handel and Haydn Society, where his first real musical life began. At age 19, Gilchrist began studying organ and voice with Professor H. A. Clarke, gradually concentrating on t… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: PHILADELPHIA (Gilchrist)
Composer: W. W. Gilchrist
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

To Thee, O Lord, I Fly

To Thee, O Lord, I fly
And on Thy help depend;
Thou art my Lord and King Most High;
Do Thou my soul defend.
I praise the Lord above
Whose counsel guides aright;
My heart instructs me in His love
In seasons of the night.

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Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 150 Last Verse Harmonies: For Use with the Hymn Books of the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed and Other Free Churches
    Composer/Editor John Columba McCann
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 100

Organ Solo

  • The Hymnlet: A Choice Collection of Hymns and Hymntunes from 17th, 18th, & 19th Century American Hymnals, Songbooks and Psalters
    Composer/Editor Samuel Walter
    Published By: The Organ Historical Society, Inc. (1976) pp. 16

Instances

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Bible Songs #23b

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