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[Take courage, my soul, and let us journey on]

Composer: Donald Vails; Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, b. 1953 Appears in 3 hymnals Hymnal Title: African American Heritage Hymnal Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 11113 31144 32133 Used With Text: The Storm Is Passing Over

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The Storm Is Passing Over

Author: Charles A. Tindley, 1851-1933; Donald Vails Appears in 8 hymnals Hymnal Title: African American Heritage Hymnal First Line: Take courage my soul and let us journey on Topics: Christian Pilgrimage Scripture: Jonah 1:15-16 Used With Tune: [Take courage, my soul, and let us journey on]

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The Storm Is Passing Over

Author: Charles A. Tindley, 1851-1933; Donald Vails Hymnal: African American Heritage Hymnal #427 (2001) Hymnal Title: African American Heritage Hymnal First Line: Take courage my soul and let us journey on Topics: Christian Pilgrimage Scripture: Jonah 1:15-16 Languages: English Tune Title: [Take courage, my soul, and let us journey on]

The Storm Is Passing Over

Author: Charles A. Tindley, 1851-1933; Donald Vails Hymnal: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #595 (2012) Hymnal Title: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) First Line: Take courage my soul and let us journey on Topics: Comfort; Courage; Encouragement; Journey, Pilgrimage; Refuge, Security; Sickness; Struggle; Thanksgiving, Gratitude Scripture: Jonah 1:15-16 Languages: English Tune Title: [Take courage my soul and let us journey on]

The Storm Is Passing Over

Author: Charles A. Tindley 1851-1933; Donald Vails Hymnal: Total Praise #428 (2011) Hymnal Title: Total Praise First Line: Take courage my soul and let us journey on Topics: Burdens; Comfort; Encouragement; Christian Pilgrimage; Thanksgiving Scripture: Jonah 1:15-16 Languages: English Tune Title: [Take courage my soul and let us journey on]

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Charles Albert Tindley

1851 - 1933 Person Name: Charles A. Tindley, 1851-1933 Hymnal Title: African American Heritage Hymnal Author of "The Storm Is Passing Over" in African American Heritage Hymnal Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia in 1875, he took correspondence courses toward becoming a Methodist minister. He did this while working as a sexton (building caretaker) for the East Bainbridge Street Church. Beginning in 1885, he was appointed by the local bishop to serve two or three-year terms at a series of churches, until coming full circle to become pastor at East Bainbridge in 1902. Under his leadership, the church grew rapidly. They relocated in 1904 to the East Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church, then again in 1924 to the new Tindley Temple, where the membership roll blossomed to about ten thousand. Tindley was known for being a captivating preacher, and for also taking an active role in the betterment of the people in his community. His songs were an outgrowth of his preaching ministry, often introduced during his sermons. Tindley was able to draw people of multiple races to his church ministry; likewise, his songs have been adopted and proliferated by white and black churches alike. The songs of Charles Tindley were published cumulatively in two editions of Soul Echoes (1905, 1909) and six editions of New Songs of Paradise (1916-1941). His wife Daisy died in 1924, before the completion of the Tindley Temple. He remarried in 1927 to Jenny Cotton. Charles A. Tindley died July 26, 1933.

Donald Vails

Hymnal Title: African American Heritage Hymnal Author of "The Storm Is Passing Over" in African American Heritage Hymnal

Evelyn Simpson-Curenton

b. 1953 Person Name: Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, b. 1953 Hymnal Title: African American Heritage Hymnal Arranger of "[Take courage, my soul, and let us journey on]" in African American Heritage Hymnal Evelyn Simpson Curenton (born 1953) is a leading African-American composer, pianist, organist, and vocalist. Simpson Curenton began piano lessons at age 5, began to perform with the Singing Simpsons of Philadelphia, a family group, and earned a B.M., Music Education and Voice from Temple University. She has been commissioned to write works for the American Guild of Organists, George Shirley, the late Duke Ellington, and her sister, the late Joy Simpson, arranged music for Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, and the Porgy and Bess Chorus of the New York Metropolitan Opera, and has performed with musical organizations such as Philadelphia's National Opera Ebony (later renamed Opera North). Based in the Washington, D.C., area, Curenton is Music Director of the Washington Performing Arts Society's Men and Women of the Gospel and an associate of the Smithsonian Institution. She has given lectures and participated in workshops on early 18th-century black religious music and the music of African-Americans during the Civil Rights era. --en.wikipedia.org



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