John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney
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Short Name: John R. Sweney
Full Name: Sweney, John Robson, 1837-1899
Birth Year: 1837
Death Year: 1899

Born: De­cem­ber 31, 1837, West Ches­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia.
Died: Ap­ril 10, 1899, Ches­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia.
Buried: Ches­ter Rur­al Cem­e­tery, Ches­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Sweney’s mu­sic­al gift showed it­self at an ear­ly age. While still a boy, he be­gan to teach mu­sic in the pub­lic schools and lead Sun­day school per­form­ances. At age 19, he start­ed stu­dy­ing mu­sic in ear­nest un­der Pro­fess­or Bau­er, a cel­e­brat­ed Ger­man teach­er. He took vi­o­lin and pi­a­no les­sons, and about this time be­came a choir lead­er. He was al­so in con­stant de­mand for child­ren’s con­certs and for con­duct­ing glee clubs.

At age 22, Swe­ney was called to teach in Do­ver, Del­a­ware. When the Amer­i­can civ­il war broke out, he took charge of the band of the Third Del­a­ware Reg­i­ment. Af­ter the war, Swe­ney be­came Pro­fess­or of Mu­sic at the Penn­syl­van­ia Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my in West Ches­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia. He worked there over 25 years, and re­ceived the de­grees of Bach­e­lor of Mu­sic (1876) and Doc­tor of Mu­sic (1886).

Sweney com­posed mu­sic for more than 1,000 Gos­pel songs, and col­lab­o­rat­ed on a num­ber of col­lect­ions. His works in­clude:

Goodly Pearls, with John J. Hood (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1875)
Joy to the World, with Tull­i­us O’Kane & C. C. McCabe (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Hitch­cock and Wald­en, 1879)
The Wells of Sal­va­tion: Songs for the Sab­bath School, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881)
The Roy­al Fount­ain No. 3, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1882)
The Ark of Praise, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1882)
Melodious Son­nets, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1885)
Songs of Joy and Glad­ness, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald, Gill & Com­pa­ny, 1885)
Precious Hymns: For Times of Re­fresh­ing and Re­viv­al, with Thom­as Har­ris­on & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1885)
On Joy­ful Wing, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1886)
Promises of Per­fect Love, with Kel­so Car­ter (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1886)
Songs of Re­deem­ing Love No. 2, with C. C. Mc­Cabe, Tull­i­us O’Kane & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1887)
Showers of Bless­ing, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1888)
Redemption Songs, with L. W. Mun­hall & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1889)
The Joy­ful Sound, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1889)
Living Hymns, with John Wan­a­mak­er (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1890)
Songs of Joy and Glad­ness No. 2, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mc­Don­ald, Gill & Com­pa­ny, 1890)
Sunlit Songs, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1890)
Radiant Songs, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1891)
Cheerful Songs, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Le­an­der Pick­ett (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pick­ett Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1891)
Winning Songs, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1892)
Songs of Love and Praise (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1894)
Songs of Love and Praise, No. 2, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1895)
Songs of Love and Praise, No. 3, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1896)
Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4, with How­ard Ent­wisle & Hen­ry Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1897)
Songs of Love and Praise, No. 5, with Frank Da­vis & How­ard Ent­wisle (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1898)
The Bow of Promise, with George D. El­der­kin, C. C. Mc­Cabe, Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & F. A. Har­din (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: R. R. Mc­Cabe & Com­pa­ny, 1898)
Bright Mel­o­dies, with How­ard Ent­wisle (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1899)

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Products by John R. Sweney (55)sort iconAs
Bright Melodies: for the Sunday school and young people's societies embracing praise hymns, work songs, invitation songs, primary songs, etc., etc.Jno R. Sweney (Editor)
Dew Drops: comprising new songs, hymns, etc. for young singersJno. R. Sweney (Editor)
Finest of the Wheat Male ChorusJohn R. Sweney (Editor)
Gems of Praise and Joyful Songs CombinedJ. R. Sweney (Editor)
Gems of Praise (Choice Collection of Sacred Melodies)J. R. Sweney (Editor)
Glad HallelujahsJohn R. Sweney (Editor)
Goodly Pearls for the Sunday SchoolJ. R. Sweney (Editor)
Gospel Hosannas A Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes for use in Evangelistic, Brotherhood and Mission Meetings, Sunday School, Etc.John R. Sweney (Editor)
Hymn-Songs: for use in the Sunday school, young people's meeting, the church and homeJohn R. Sweney (Music Editor)
Infant Praises: a collection of sacred songs, hymns, and music, for use in the Sabbath school primary departmentJno. R. Sweney (Editor)
Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetingsJno. R. Sweney (Editor)
Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selectionsJohn Robson Sweney (Editor)
Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc.John R. Sweney (Editor)
Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & homeJohn R. Sweney (Editor)
Melodies of SalvationJ. R. Sweney (Editor)
Melodies of SalvationJ. R. Sweney (Editor)
Melodious SonnetsJohn R. Sweney (Editor)
On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and SongJohn R. Sweney (Editor)
Our Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, evangelists, pastors, choristers, etc.Jno R. Sweney (Editor)
Our Sabbath Home Praise BookJ. R. Sweney (Editor)
Praise in SongJ. R. Sweeney (Editor)
Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and RevivalJno. R. Sweney (Music Editor)
Prohibition melodist: to which is added the Water fairies (a temperance cantata)Sweney, John R., 1837-1899. (Author)
Radiant Songs: for use in meetings for Christian worship or workJno R. Sweney (Editor)
Redemption songsSweney, John R., 1837-1899. (Author)
Sacred trio: comprising Redemption songs, Showers of blessing, the Joyful soundSweney, John R., 1837-1899. (Author)
Showers of blessing: a collection of hymns new and oldSweney, John R., 1837-1899. (Author)
Songs of Joy and GladnessJno. R. Sweney (Editor)
Songs of Love and PraiseJohn Robson Sweney (Editor)
Songs of Love and Praise No. 2 for use in meetings for christian worship or workJohn R. Sweney (Editor)
Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 : For use in Meetings for Christian Worship of WorkJohn R. Sweney (Editor)
Songs of Love and Praise No. 4J. R. Sweney (Editor)
Songs of Love and Praise No. 5: for use in meetings for Christian worship or workJohn R. Sweney (Editor)
Songs of Perfect LoveJohn R. Sweney, Mus. Doc. (Editor)
Songs of Redeeming LoveJno R. Sweney (Editor)
Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2)Jno. R. Sweney (Editor)
Songs of the CenturyJ. R. Sweney (Editor)
Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined: for use in gospel meetings, etc.Jno R. Sweney, Mus Doc (Editor)
Sunlit SongsJohn Robson Sweney (Editor)
Temple Songs (Seaside ed.)Jno. R. Sweney (Music Editor)
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns"J. R. Sweney (Editor)
The Ark of PraiseJ. R. Sweney (Editor)
The Bow of Promise: hymns new and old for missionary and revival meetings and Sabbath-schoolsJno. R. Sweney (Editor)
The Finest of the Wheat No. 2J. R. Sweney (Editor)
The Finest of the Wheat No. 3J. R. Sweney (Editor)
The GarnerJ. R. Sweney (Editor)
The Quiver of Sacred Song, for use in Sunday School, Prayer Meetings, Gospel Meetings, etc.Jno. R. Sweney (Editor)
The Royal Fountain No.3: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meetingJno R. Sweney (Editor)
The Royal Fountain No.4: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meetingJ. R. Sweney (Editor)
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.)John R. Sweney (Editor)
The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.)Jno. R. Sweney (Editor)
The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songsJno. R. Sweney (Editor)
The Wells of Salvation: songs for the Sabbath SchoolJohn R. Sweney (Editor)
Unfading Treasures: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Epworth Leagues, endeavor societies, pastors, evangelists, choristers, etc.Jno. R. Sweney (Editor)
Winning SongsJ. R. Sweney (Editor)

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