[The tranquil hours steal by]

[The tranquil hours steal by]

Composer: John R. Sweney
Published in 7 hymnals


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
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Life and Service Hymns #339

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Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #406

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Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined: for use in gospel meetings, etc. #R129

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The Royal Fountain No.3: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #69

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The Royal Fountain No.3: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #108b[118]

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The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #17

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