[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

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #51

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Redemption songs #118

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Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #118

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #204

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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #127

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The Great Awakening: a choice collection of new and standard gospel songs #54

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The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #34

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The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #30

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The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #31

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