[When the storms of life are raging]

[When the storms of life are raging]

Composer: Charles Albert Tindley (1905)
Published in 32 hymnals


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Composer: Charles Albert Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [When the storms of life are raging]
Composer: Charles Albert Tindley (1905)
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Incipit: 12333 21567 11355
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Stand By Me

When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the world is tossing me
Like a ship upon the sea,
Thou Who rulest wind and water,
Stand by me (stand by me).

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Notes

First published in Tindley's Soul Echoes (1905).

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1058
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #6352
Text: Stand by Me
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #570

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #835

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Sing! A New Creation #200

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Small Church Music #3741

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Songs of Zion #41

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #94

The Covenant Hymnal #447

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The Cyber Hymnal #6352

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The New National Baptist Hymnal #500

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #318

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The United Methodist Hymnal #512

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The United Methodist Hymnal #846

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This Far By Faith #198

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Worship and Rejoice #495

Worship in Song #181

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Zion still Sings #164

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