[Sing on, ye joyful pilgrims]

[Sing on, ye joyful pilgrims]

Composer: John R. Sweney
Published in 44 hymnals

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Composer: John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Sing on, ye joyful pilgrims]
Composer: John R. Sweney
Incipit: 55343 32511 21556
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #6117
Text: Sing On
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Small Church Music #7054
Text: Ry Tompo o! Tariho (Lead Your little sheep, O Lord)
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #486

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #473

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #581

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #448

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Sacred Selections for the Church #12

Sacred Songs of the Church #62


Small Church Music #7054

Songs of Faith and Praise #747


The Cyber Hymnal #6117

Include 35 pre-1979 instances
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