Composer: Ronald Alan Matthews (1986)
Published in 2 hymnals

Composer: Ronald Alan Matthews

Born: 1952, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Matthews began his musical studies at age four, on piano. At age eight, he began trumpet study with the former first chair of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Matthews began his organ studies at the age 12, and took his first church organist position at age 14. Having received a Philadelphia Board of Education music scholarship, he did his undergraduate work in Church Music and Organ at Westminster Choir College, where he graduated magna cum laude and received both the Senior Class Conducting Award and the Christian Leadership Award. During this time, he represented the Princeton area college community at the annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. Matthews received the Master of Musi… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: WILMINGTON (Matthews)
Composer: Ronald Alan Matthews (1986)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 33212 32767 6711
Key: E Major
Copyright: Tune © 1990, RAM Music Publications. Used by permission.


O Rejoice in the Lord

Nearer, My God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #132

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