TREAD SOFTLY

TREAD SOFTLY

Composer: W. Howard Doane
Published in 33 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: W. Howard Doane

An industrialist and philanthropist, William H. Doane (b. Preston, CT, 1832; d. South Orange, NJ, 1915), was also a staunch supporter of evangelistic campaigns and a prolific writer of hymn tunes. He was head of a large woodworking machinery plant in Cincinnati and a civic leader in that city. He showed his devotion to the church by supporting the work of the evangelistic team of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey and by endowing Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. An amateur composer, Doane wrote over twenty-two hundred hymn and gospel song tunes, and he edited over forty songbooks. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: TREAD SOFTLY
Composer: W. Howard Doane
Meter: 6.5.6.5 D
Incipit: 55311 53555 55611
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Tread Softly

Be silent, be silent,
A whisper is heard,
Be silent, and listen,
Oh, treasure each word!

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Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • The Organist Volume 60 Number 4 September 1956: A Bi-Monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; William H. Doane
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1956) pp. 10
  • The Organist Volume 60 Number 4 September 1956: A Bi-Monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; William H. Doane
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1956) pp. 10

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6894
Text: Tread Softly
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #104
Text: Tread Softly
  • Tread_Softly.pdf (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Blessed Assurance #2

Blessed Assurance #35

Text Info

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #185

Himnos de la Iglesia #86

Les Chants du Pèlerin #88

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6894

TextPage Scan

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #177

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #104

Include 25 pre-1979 instances
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