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Composer: Arthur Sullivan

Arthur Seymour Sullivan (b Lambeth, London. England. 1842; d. Westminster, London, 1900) was born of an Italian mother and an Irish father who was an army band­master and a professor of music. Sullivan entered the Chapel Royal as a chorister in 1854. He was elected as the first Mendelssohn scholar in 1856, when he began his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He also studied at the Leipzig Conservatory (1858-1861) and in 1866 was appointed professor of composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Early in his career Sullivan composed oratorios and music for some Shakespeare plays. However, he is best known for writing the music for lyrics by William S. Gilbert, which produced popular operettas such as H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), The… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Arthur Sullivan (1872)
Incipit: 32315 65723 32315
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Nearer, My God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

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More Love to Thee

More love to Thee, O Christ,
More love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make
On bended knee;
This is my earnest plea:
More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee,
More love to Thee!

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Nearer, O God, to Thee



Organ Solo

  • Improvisations on Hymn Tunes for Organ: Registered for Pipe & Electric Organ
    Composer/Editor Jack C. Goode
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1961) pp. 4


Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #466b

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Complete Mission Praise #482

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #478a

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Redemption Hymnal #400b


Small Church Music #1920

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #517b

Tune InfoTextAudio

TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #96

Include 54 pre-1979 instances
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