PRESSLY

Composer: Chas. H. Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: PRESSLY
Composer: Chas. H. Gabriel
Meter: 8.8.6 D
Incipit: 13331 65535 42234
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

How Good and Pleasant Is the Sight

The Good Man's Steps Are Led Aright

The good man's steps are led aright,
His way is pleasing in God's sight,
Established it shall stand;
He shall not perish though he fall,
The mighty Lord who rules o'er all
Upholds him with His hand.

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How good and pleasant to the sight

Notes

PRESSLY is one of the many (now often forgotten) hymn tunes and gospel songs composed by Charles H. Gabriel (PHH 24). With a copyright date of l901, the tune first appeared with this text in the 1912 Psalter.

Sing in harmony as a testimony of our harmonious love! Well-trained choirs should lead the congregation in singing this hymn in two long lines rather than six short phrases.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1970
Text: The Good Man's Steps Are Led Aright
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2376
Text: How Good and Pleasant Is the Sight
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #514
Text: How Good and Pleasant Is the Sight
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #514

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1970

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #2376

TextPage Scan

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #133B

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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