[Songs of gladness, never sadness]

[Songs of gladness, never sadness]

Composer: Ira David Sankey
Published in 8 hymnals

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Composer: Ira David Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to New Castle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present.… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Songs of gladness, never sadness]
Composer: Ira David Sankey
Incipit: 54543 51174 3425
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #177


Small Church Music #6102


The Cyber Hymnal #10458

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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