BOYLSTON

Composer: 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

Composer: Lowell Mason (1832)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Incipit: 53456 51176 65534
Key: C Major

Texts

A Charge to Keep I Have

A charge to keep I have,
A God to glorify!
A never-dying soul to save,
And fit it for the sky;

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Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love;
the fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.

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Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #521
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #27
Text: And Can I Yet Delay?
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #172
Text: And Let Our Bodies Part
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The Cyber Hymnal #794
Text: A Charge to Keep I Have
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The Cyber Hymnal #2372
Text: The Holy Ghost Is Here
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The Cyber Hymnal #2427
Text: His Be the Victor's Name
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The Cyber Hymnal #3575
Text: Lord, at This Closing Hour
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The Cyber Hymnal #5330
Text: O Save Me by Thy Name
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The United Methodist Hymnal #413
Text: A Charge to Keep I Have
Worship and Rejoice #588
Text: A Charge to Keep I Have

Instances

Instances (17)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
African American Heritage Hymnal #468Image
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #596TextImageFlexscore
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #623Image
Chalice Hymnal #404TextAudio
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #521AudioScore
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #494Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #420Text
Hymns of Faith #479TextImage
Lutheran Service Book #649TextImage
Rejoice in the Lord #407Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #666Image
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #726
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #448
The United Methodist Hymnal #413TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #46TextImage
The Worshiping Church #659TextImageFlexscore
Worship and Rejoice #588TextImageAudioScore



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