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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

Composer: John R. Sweney (1887)
Incipit: 55556 11122 22433
Key: A♭ Major/G Major
Copyright: Public Domain


More About Jesus

More about Jesus would I know,
More of His grace to others show;
More of his saving fullness see,
More of His love who died for me.

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #600
Text: More About Jesus
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #327
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #4303
Text: More About Jesus
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


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African American Heritage Hymnal #565TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #615
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #600TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #564TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #348TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #327ScoreAudio
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #364
Hymns of Faith #383TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #392
Rejoice Hymns #433
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #245
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #277
Sing Joyfully #182TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #97Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #323
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #560TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #4303TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #389TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #278
Timeless Truths #727TextAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #538TextPage Scan
Include 95 pre-1979 instances