[Why have we lips, if not to sing] (Harkey)

[Why have we lips, if not to sing] (Harkey)

Composer: S. L. Harkey
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: S. L. Harkey

Born: April 3, 1827, Iredell County, North Carolina. Died: September 23, 1901, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Son of John and Sarah Harkey, Sydney grew up on a farm. While he was still small boy, his family moved to Illinois. He attended the Hillsboro Academy, and (1844-47) Pennsylvania College. He studied theology under his brother, Dr. Simeon W. Harkey. Sydney received his preaching license at , Maryland in 1848. During his ministry, he served many congregations and parishes: Cumberland, Maryland (1848); Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (1849-52); Peoria and Pekin, Illinois (1852-54); Mendon, Illinois (1854-59); Decatur, Illinois (1859); Shelbyville (1860-62); Nokomis and Audubo… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Why have we lips, if not to sing] (Harkey)
Composer: S. L. Harkey
Incipit: 55653 21655 11171
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13190
Text: What Are We For?
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #13190

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