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
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #4561
Text: Nearer, My God, to Thee
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The Cyber Hymnal #6064
Text: Savior! I Follow On
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Timeless Truths #561
Text: Nearer, My God, to Thee
The United Methodist Hymnal #528
Text: Nearer, My God, to Thee

Instances

Instances (19)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
African American Heritage Hymnal #163TextImage
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #458TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #543TextImage
Celebration Hymnal #553Image
Chalice Hymnal #577Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #333AudioScore
Common Praise #538
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #399
Hymns of Faith #303TextImage
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #784
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #54Text
Revival Hymns and Choruses #370
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #473
Sing Joyfully #437TextImage
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #393
The New Century Hymnal #606Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #528TextImageAudioScore
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #497Text
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #172