Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Published in 46 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp

As a young girl Phoebe Palmer Knapp (b. New York, NY, 1839; d. Poland Springs, ME, 1908) displayed great musical talent; she composed and sang children’s song at an early age. The daughter of the Methodist evangelist Walter C. Palmer, she was married to John Fairfield Knapp at the age of sixteen. Her husband was a founder of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and after his death, she shared her considerable inherited wealth with various charitable organizations. She composed over five hundred gospel songs, of which the tunes for “Blessed Assurance” and “Open the Gates of the Temple” are still popular today. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Incipit: 33334 44225 44331
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #265

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #219

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #324

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #752

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #235

Page Scan

Sacred Selections for the Church #297


Small Church Music #4961


The Cyber Hymnal #3218

Include 38 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us