[Search me, O God, and know my heart today] (Maori)

[Search me, O God, and know my heart today] (Maori)

Composer: Clement Scott
Published in 46 hymnals

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Composer: Clement Scott

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Tune Information

Composer: Clement Scott
Incipit: 31233 32471 12231
Key: E Major
Source: Maori melody; Swiss Cradle Song
Copyright: Public Domain


The tune was adapted from "Swiss Cradle Song" by Clement Scott. It was released by the Australian music company W. H. Paling and Co. in 1913. It was then adapted in New Zealand for a farewell song for Maori soldiers beginning in World War I, modified with the words "This is the hour," used as a waltz tune, and then picked up in 1945 by singer Gracie Fields with the words "Now is the hour." It was also recorded by Bing Crosby, Kate Smith and Eddy Howard. Dianne Shapiro, from "Now is the hour, NZ's first million-selling song?" published by New Zealand History (nzhistory.govt.nz) (accessed 8/6/2019) which quotes a January 1948 Time magazine article


The Cyber Hymnal #549
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The Cyber Hymnal #8963
Text: Search Me, O God
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Instances (1 - 26 of 26)
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50 Favorites #37

Ambassador Hymnal #478

Cáliz de Bendiciones #200

Complete Mission Praise #587

Himnos de la Iglesia #384


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #415

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Hymns of Faith #262

Mil Voces para Celebrar #200

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #317

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #22

Rejoice Hymns #497

Santo, Santo, Santo #506

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #652

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Sing Joyfully #410


Small Church Music #1297

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #471


The Celebration Hymnal #657

The Christian Life Hymnal #295

The Covenant Hymnal #854


The Cyber Hymnal #549


The Cyber Hymnal #8963


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #438


The Worshiping Church #460


Timeless Truths #670


生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #441

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #274

Include 20 pre-1979 instances
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