ZION (Hastings)

ZION (Hastings)

Composer: Thomas Hastings (1830)
Published in 193 hymnals


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Composer: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Thomas Hastings (1830)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Incipit: 55531 56511 22171
Key: D Major/E♭ Major

Texts

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah

Guide me, O my great Redeemer,
pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but you are mighty;
hold me with your powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me now and evermore,
feed me now and evermore.

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On the Mountain's Top Appearing

On the mountain's top appearing,
Lo! the sacred herald stands,
Welcome news to Zion bearing,
Zion, long in hostile lands:
Mourning captive,
God himself shall loose thy bands,
(Repeat previous lines)

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Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #513
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #5244
Text: On the Mountain's Top Appearing
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6252
Text: Souls in Heathen Darkness Lying
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6279
Text: Speed Thy Servants, Savior
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7127
Text: Watchmen on the Walls of Zion
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
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The Cyber Hymnal #7831
Text: Zion Stands by Hills Surrounded
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
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The Cyber Hymnal #9548
Text: Zion, By Her God Forsaken
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Timeless Truths #851
Text: On the Mountain's Top Appearing
  • On_the_Mountains_Top_Appearing.pdf (PDF)
  • On_the_Mountains_Top_Appearing.xml (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #140

ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #513

Christmas Favorites #5

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #609

Audio

Small Church Music #2013

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #5244

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6252

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6279

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7127

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7831

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9548

The History of Hymn Singing as told through One hundred & One famous hymns #95

TextPage Scan

The New Century Hymnal #19

The New National Baptist Hymnal #234

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #651

TextScoreAudio

Timeless Truths #851

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #350

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