[Thou only art holy]

[Thou only art holy]

Composer: John R. Sweney
Published in 4 hymnals


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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
Incipit: 32165 12234 33216
Key: A♭ Major

Texts

All Glory Be Thine

Thou only art holy,
Thou only the Lord;
Truth, mercy, and judgment
Shine forth in Thy word.
Thou rulest and reignest
All others above;
Thy throne is eternal,
Thy scepter is love.

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #93
Text: All Glory Be Thine
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Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Audio

Small Church Music #7388

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #93

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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