[Well, wife, I've found the model church] (Excell)

[Well, wife, I've found the model church] (Excell)

Composer: E. O. Excell; Arranger: Ira David Sankey
Published in 4 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

Arranger: Ira David Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present. T… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: E. O. Excell
Arranger: Ira David Sankey
Incipit: 5U321 D76U1 D5U12 2123
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4295
Text: The Model Church
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (4)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Gospel Hymns No. 5 #143Image
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #608
The Cyber Hymnal #4295TextAudioScore
Triumphant Songs No.1 #205ImageAudio



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