[There were ninety and nine that safely lay] (Sankey)

[There were ninety and nine that safely lay] (Sankey)

Composer: Ira David Sankey (1874)
Published in 105 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 Newcastle, 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. T… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [There were ninety and nine that safely lay] (Sankey)
Composer: Ira David Sankey (1874)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 55111 11771 1133
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


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Organ Solo

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Voices: Keyboard and Voices

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #996
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #4542
Text: The Ninety and Nine
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


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