Composer: William S. Pitts (1871)
Published in 75 hymnals

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Composer: William S. Pitts

William Savage Pitts MD USA 1830-1918. Born at Yates, NY, the son of Puritans, he was the 8th of nine children. He had musical ability from an early age, taking formal music lessons from a graduate of the Boston Handel & Hadyn Society. At age 19, he traveled with his family to Rock County, WI, where he worked as a rural music schoolteacher in Union, WI. He taught for several years, there and at singing schools, and for brass bands, composing much of their music. In 1857 he traveled to Fredericksburg, IA, to visit his fiancee, Ann Eliza Warren, a teacher. Along the way he stopped his horse-drawn wagon at Bradford, IA, to rest. He walked across a field and saw a picturesque wooded valley formed by the Cedar River. Viewing the spot, h… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William S. Pitts (1871)
Meter: D
Incipit: 31425 43234 321
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Christmas Favorites #28

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #104


Small Church Music #1918


The Cyber Hymnal #4072

Include 71 pre-1979 instances
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