[You ask what makes me happy, my heart so free from care]

[You ask what makes me happy, my heart so free from care]

Composer: Jno. R. Sweney
Published in 18 hymnals


Audio files: MIDI

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 >

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Composer: Jno. R. Sweney

Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Best Hymns No. 3: for services of song in Christian work #154Page Scan
Best Hymns No. 4 #160Page Scan
Christian Hymns No. 1 #189Page Scan
Crowning Day No. 5 #52Page Scan
Evangelisches Gesangbuch. Die kleine Palme, mit Anhang #126Page Scan
Full Redemption Songs #90Page Scan
Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #90Page Scan
Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #98Page Scan
Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #50TextAudioPage Scan
New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #221Page Scan
New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #15Page Scan
Redemption songs #153Page Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #153Page Scan
Songs of Redemption and Praise. Rev. #57Page Scan
The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #56Page Scan
The Old Story in Song #18TextPage Scan
The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #137Page Scan
The World Evangel #104Page Scan
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