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O greatly blest the people are

Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 20 hymnals Topics: Peace and Joy Used With Tune: NEWINGTON Text Sources: Scottish Psalter, 1650

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ST. STEPHEN (NEWINGTON)

Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 355 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: William Jones (1726-1800) Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 15312 17123 45123 Used With Text: Psalm 89
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CLARK

Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 2 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: R. B. Robertson Incipit: 51117 67153 51327 Used With Text: O greatly blessed the people are
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ST. SAVIOUR

Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 98 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Frederick George Baker Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 11716 54356 12225 Used With Text: O greatly blessed the people are

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O greatly blessed the people are

Hymnal: The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #661a (1930) Meter: 8.6.8.6 Topics: God The Lord Jesus Christ - His Advent and Nativity; The Life in Christ Peace and Joy Scripture: Psalm 89 Languages: English Tune Title: GLASGOW

O greatly blessed the people are

Hymnal: The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #661a (1936) Meter: 8.6.8.6 Topics: God The Lord Jesus Christ - His Advent and Nativity; The Life in Christ Peace and Joy Scripture: Psalm 89 Languages: English Tune Title: GLASGOW

O greatly blessed the people are

Hymnal: The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #661b (1936) Meter: 8.6.8.6 Topics: God The Lord Jesus Christ - His Advent and Nativity; The Life in Christ Peace and Joy Scripture: Psalm 89 Languages: English Tune Title: ST. SAVIOUR

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James McGranahan

1840 - 1907 Composer of "O GREATLY BLESSED" in Bible Songs James McGranahan USA 1840-1907. Born at West Fallowfield, PA, uncle of Hugh McGranahan, and son of a farmer, he farmed during boyhood. Due to his love of music his father let him attend singing school, where he learned to play the bass viol. At age 19 he organized his first singing class and soon became a popular teacher in his area of the state. He became a noted musician and hymns composer. His father was reluctant to let him pursue this career, but he soon made enough money doing it that he was able to hire a replacement farmhand to help his father while he studied music. His father, a wise man, soon realized how his son was being used by God to win souls through his music. He entered the Normal Music School at Genesco, NY, under William B Bradbury in 1861-62. He met Miss Addie Vickery there. They married in 1863, and were very close to each other their whole marriage, but had no children. She was also a musician and hymnwriter in her own right. For a time he held a postmaster’s job in Rome, PA. In 1875 he worked for three years as a teacher and director at Dr. Root’s Normal Music Institute. He because well-known and successful as a result, and his work attracted much attention. He had a rare tenor voice, and was told he should train for the operatic stage. It was a dazzling prospect, but his friend, Philip Bliss, who had given his wondrous voice to the service of song for Christ for more than a decade, urged him to do the same. Preparing to go on a Christmas vacation with his wife, Bliss wrote McGranahan a letter about it, which McGranahan discussed with his friend Major Whittle. Those two met in person for the first time at Ashtubula, OH, both trying to retrieve the bodies of the Bliss’s, who died in a bridge-failed train wreck. Whittle thought upon meeting McGranahan, that here is the man Bliss has chosen to replace him in evangelism. The men returned to Chicago together and prayed about the matter. McGranahan gave up his post office job and the world gained a sweet gospel singer/composer as a result. McGranahan and his wife, and Major Whittle worked together for 11 years evangelizing in the U.S., Great Britain, and Ireland. They made two visits to the United Kingdom, in 1880 and 1883, the latter associated with Dwight Moody and Ira Sankey evangelistic work. McGranahan pioneered use of the male choir in gospel song. While holding meetings in Worcester, MA, he found himself with a choir of only male voices. Resourcefully, he quickly adapted the music to those voices and continued with the meetings. The music was powerful and started what is known as male choir and quartet music. Music he published included: “The choice”, “Harvest of song”, “Gospel Choir”,, “Gospel hymns #3,#4, #5, #6” (with Sankey and Stebbins), “Songs of the gospel”, and “Male chorus book”. The latter three were issued in England. In 1887 McGranahan’s health compelled him to give up active work in evangelism. He then built a beautiful home, Maplehurst, among friends at Kinsman, OH, and settled down to the composition of music, which would become an extension of his evangelistic work. Though his health limited his hours, of productivity, some of his best hymns were written during these days. McGranahan was a most lovable, gentle, modest, unassuming, gentleman, and a refined and cultured Christian. He loved good fellowship, and often treated guests to the most delightful social feast. He died of diabetes at Kinsman, OH, and went home to be with his Savior. John Perry

William Jones

1726 - 1800 Person Name: William Jones, 1726 - 1800 Composer of "NEWINGTON" in The Book of Praise Born: Ju­ly 30, 1726, Lo­wick, North­amp­ton­shire, Eng­land. Died: Jan­u­ary 6, 1800, Hol­ling­bourne, Kent, Eng­land. Pseudonym: Jones of Nay­land. Jones was ed­u­cat­ed at Char­ter­house and Un­i­ver­si­ty Coll­ege, Ox­ford. He be­came Vi­car of Beth­ers­den, Kent (1764); Pluck­ley, Kent; and Pas­ton, North­amp­ton­shire; per­pe­tu­al Cur­ate of Nay­land, Suf­folk (1777); and Rec­tor of Hol­ling­bourne, Kent (1798). He be­came a Fel­low of the Roy­al So­ci­e­ty in 1775. His works in­clude: The Ca­tho­lic Doc­trine of the Trin­i­ty, 1756 Fairchild Dis­cours­es, 1775 Physiological Dis­qui­si­tions, 1781 A Treatise on the Art of Mu­sic, 1784 Church Piec­es for the Or­gan with Four An­thems in Score, 1789 Jones was a de­scend­ant of the Col. J. Jones, who was one of the sig­na­tor­ies to the death war­rant of King Charles I of Eng­land. He used to reg­u­lar­ly ob­serve Jan­u­a­ry 30 as a day of fast­ing and hu­mil­i­a­tion for his an­ces­tor’s sin. Music: ST. STEPHEN --www.hymntime.com/tch/

Frederick G. Baker

1839 - 1919 Person Name: Frederick George Baker Composer of "ST. SAVIOUR" in The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches Frederick George Baker was born in Shorwell, Isle of Wight on May 19, 1839. Served at St. Saviour’s Church, Shanklin, for almost 30 years. He died in Shaklin, Isle of Wight on March 10, 1919. NN