[When my lifework is ended and I cross the swelling tide]

[When my lifework is ended and I cross the swelling tide]

Composer: John R. Sweney
Published in 135 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

Title: [When my lifework is ended and I cross the swelling tide]
Composer: John R. Sweney
Meter: 14.11.14.11 with refrain
Incipit: 12333 33213 1165
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Thy Power Displayed: Hymns of Faith Arranged for the King of Instruments
    Composer/Editor Carolyn Hamlin
    Published By: Church Street Music (2004) pp. 56
  • Precious Memories: Best Loved Gospel Songs Arranged for all Organs
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1983) pp. 34
  • Majestic Sounds of Worship: Organ Arrangements of Albin Whitworth
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Broadman Press (1979) pp. 24

Piano Solo

  • This Is My Story! Hymn Heritage Series: Fanny Crosby's Inspiring Hymns for Piano Solo
    Composer/Editor Mary McDonald
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 12
  • My Savior First of All: Artistic Arrangements for the Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Lenny Seidel
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 8
  • My Savior First of All: Sacred Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Brittany Thompson
    Published By: Bill Rice Ranch, Inc. (2004) pp. 2
  • Blessed Be the Name: Sacred Arrangements for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Amy Thompson
    Published By: SoundForth (1999) pp. 15
  • My Savior First of All: Songs of Heaven's Promise
    Composer/Editor Cindy Berry
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 3
  • My Savior First of All: Favorite Hymn Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Michael Cox
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1997) pp. 2
  • An Anthology of Sacred Piano Arrangements Volume 1
    Composer/Editor Lenny Seidel
    Published By: Grace Unlimited Publications (1996) pp. 115
  • The Best of Piano Quiet Time Series: Inspirational Piano Arrangements for Moments of Devotion
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 4
  • Sunday Evening Praise: 35 Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1991) pp. 54
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 140
  • Piano Quiet Time Volume 3: Devotional Improvisation for Moments of Meditation
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: The Benson Company, Inc. (1978) pp. 6
  • Piano Quiet Time Volume 2: Devotional Improvisation for Moments of Meditation
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: The Benson Company, Inc. (1975) pp. 5

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #528
Text: My Savior First of All
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #4453
Text: My Savior First of All
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #528

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #602

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Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #323

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Hymns of Faith #525

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #465

Rejoice Hymns #614

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #539

Audio

Small Church Music #3027

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #46

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The Celebration Hymnal #768

The Christian Life Hymnal #554

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4453

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #829

TextPage Scan

Worship and Service Hymnal #478

Text

Yes, Lord! #182

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