BETHANY (Mason)

Arranger: Lowell Mason

Dr. Lowell Mason (the degree was conferred by the University of New York) is justly called the father of American church music; and by his labors were founded the germinating principles of national musical intelligence and knowledge, which afforded a soil upon which all higher musical culture has been founded. To him we owe some of our best ideas in religious church music, elementary musical education, music in the schools, the popularization of classical chorus singing, and the art of teaching music upon the Inductive or Pestalozzian plan. More than that, we owe him no small share of the respect which the profession of music enjoys at the present time as contrasted with the contempt in which it was held a century or more ago. In fact, the… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Arranger: Lowell Mason (1856)
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4
Incipit: 32116 65132 32116
Key: F Major or modal

Texts

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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Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #458
Text: Nearer, My God, to Thee
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #333
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3277
Text: Jesus, My All
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4561
Text: Nearer, My God, to Thee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6064
Text: Savior! I Follow On
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #561
Text: Nearer, My God, to Thee
The United Methodist Hymnal #528
Text: Nearer, My God, to Thee

Instances

Instances (1 - 36 of 36)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #32TextPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #163TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #602
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #458TextScoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #543TextFlexScorePage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #577TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #333ScoreAudio
Common Praise (1998) #538Page Scan
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #399
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #471
Hymns of Faith #303TextPage Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #784
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #54Text
Lutheran Worship #514
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #794Page Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #513b
Rejoice Hymns #502
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #85TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #473
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #168Text
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #584
Sing Joyfully #437TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #212Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #553TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #3277TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4561TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6064TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #393Text
The New Century Hymnal #606Text
The United Methodist Hymnal #528TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Timeless Truths #561TextScoreAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #96aTune InfoTextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #497Text
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #172
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #398
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #308
Include 212 pre-1979 instances



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