[While we bow in Thy name]

[While we bow in Thy name]

Composer: Jno. R. Sweney
Published in 10 hymnals

Composer: Jno. 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: Jno. R. Sweney
Key: A Major


Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #51Page Scan
Redemption songs #118Page Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #118Page Scan
Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #204TextPage Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #356Page Scan
The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #127Page Scan
The Great Awakening: a choice collection of new and standard gospel songs #54Page Scan
The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #34Page Scan
The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #30TextPage Scan
The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #31TextPage Scan
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