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[Swing back for one moment, fair portals]

[Swing back for one moment, fair portals]

Composer: F. A. Blackmer
Published in 5 hymnals


Audio files: MIDI

Composer: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Swing back for one moment, fair portals]
Composer: F. A. Blackmer
Incipit: 13333 72213 55522
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Carols of Hope #41

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Redemption songs #86

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Sacred Trio #86

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Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #4

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Songs of Help #149

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