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[Throw out the life-line across the dark wave]

[Throw out the life-line across the dark wave]

Composer: Edward S. Ufford (1888)
Published in 95 hymnals

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Composer: Edward S. Ufford

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Tune Information

Composer: Edward S. Ufford (1888)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 53332 12343 56553
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #991
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #6708
Text: Throw Out the Life Line
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #991

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Hymns of Faith #487


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Songs of Zion #56

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #370


The Cyber Hymnal #6708

The New National Baptist Hymnal #160


Timeless Truths #287

Include 87 pre-1979 instances
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