BY AND BY

Composer: Charles Albert Tindley

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… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: BY AND BY
Composer: Charles Albert Tindley (ca. 1906)
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Incipit: 12333 21211 61123
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Grace Notes XII
    Composer/Editor Timothy Albrecht
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2005) pp. 40

Piano Solo

  • Sweet By and By: A Collection of Timeless Hymns for the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor Mary McDonald
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 51
  • American Hymn Classics: Piano Collection
    Composer/Editor Chuck Marohnic
    Published By: GlorySound (1998) pp. 28
  • Piano Offerings
    Composer/Editor Janice Davis
    Published By: Good Life Publications, Inc. (1987) pp. 9
  • The Church Pianist Volume 3 Number 5 May 1987: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Bob Burroughs
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 22
  • Just Hooked by Gospel: Keyboard Folio
    Composer/Editors Don Wyrtzen; Carol McMillen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 14
  • A Touch of Gospel: Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Broadman Press (1982) pp. 4
  • Dear Lord & Father of Mankind: For the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Broadman Press (1981) pp. 36

Organ Solo

  • Grace Notes XII
    Composer/Editor Timothy Albrecht
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2005) pp. 40
  • Grace Notes XII
    Composer/Editor Timothy Albrecht
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2005) pp. 40

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Hymns: 150 Beloved Hymns Piano / Vocal /Guitar
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2008) pp. 296

Voices: Vocal Quartet

  • New Homecoming: 22 Great Quartet Sing-Alongs
    Composer/Editor Don Marsh
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1988) pp. 85

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Text: When the Morning Comes
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African American Heritage Hymnal #418

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #394

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #522

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #615

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Beams of Heaven #18

Cáliz de Bendiciones #317

Cantos del Pueblo de Dios = Songs of the People of God (2nd ed.) #93

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #499

El Himnario #253

El Himnario Presbiteriano #253

Flor y Canto #299

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Flor Y Canto (2nd ed.) #593

Flor y Canto (3rd ed.) #592

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #574

Libro de Liturgia y Cántico #386

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #207

Mil Voces para Celebrar #317

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #491

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #766

Rejoice Hymns #619

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Sacred Selections for the Church #484

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Sing Joyfully #493

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Small Church Music #4172

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Songs of Zion #55

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The Celebration Hymnal #771

The Christian Life Hymnal #569

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The Cyber Hymnal #7223

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #544

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The New Century Hymnal #444

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #288

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The United Methodist Hymnal #525

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This Far By Faith #206

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Total Praise #417

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Voices Together #311

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Yes, Lord! #135

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Zion still Sings #168

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