Composer: John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John R. Sweney (1879)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 33215 61234 56532
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Organ Solo

  • Alleluia! Alleluia!: Easy Organ Settings for Eastertide
    Composer/Editors Kate Dickey McEwen; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 31
  • Quiet Time Organ 1
    Composer/Editor Dick Bolks
    Published By: Ron Harris Music (1992) pp. 40
  • Lorenz's Organ Album No. 95: Three-staff Voluntaries for the Church Organ
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1984) pp. 35
  • Gospel Hymn Medleys No. 1
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1973) pp. 6

Piano Solo

  • Still Thankful: Arrangements for Piano Ministry
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Joy Ham
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1993) pp. 17
  • Quiet Time Piano Volume Three Golden Memories: Simply Beautiful Arrangements for Private Moments of Inspiration & Relaxation
    Composer/Editor Dick Bolks
    Published By: Jolica Music (1990) pp. 40
  • The Crusade Pianist Book 4
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1971) pp. 14


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #867
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1531
Text: Fill Me Now
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

Cáliz de Bendiciones #179

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Celebremos Su Gloria #263


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #867

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Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #190

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Hymns of Faith #85

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Mil Voces para Celebrar #179

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #94

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #260

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #245

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Sing Joyfully #161


Small Church Music #718

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #347

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The Celebration Hymnal #383

The Christian Life Hymnal #219


The Cyber Hymnal #1531

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #261


Timeless Truths #333

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Worship and Service Hymnal #100

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Yes, Lord! #200

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #161

Include 135 pre-1979 instances
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