Composer: Stephen Jenks
Published in 43 hymnals

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Composer: Stephen Jenks

Born: March 17, 1772, Glocester, Rhode Island. Died: June 3, 1856, Thompson, Ohio. Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery, Thompson, Ohio. During his life, Jenks moved from town to town, living in Ridgefield and New Canaan, Connecticut; Pound Ridge, New York; and Providence, Rhode Island; finally settling in Thompson, Ohio, in 1829. After moving to Ohio, he became a farmer and a maker of percussion instruments. His works include: The New-England Harmonist (Danbury, Connecticut, 1799) The Musical Harmonist (New Haven, Connecticut, 1800. The American Compiler, with Elijah Griswold (Northampton, Massachusetts, 1803) The Delights of Harmony (New Haven, Connecticut, 1804) The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler (Dedha… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: COMMUNION (Jenks)
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Incipit: 51321 32165 51321
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed

Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
and did my Sovereign die!
Would he devote that sacred head
for sinners such as I?

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Behold the Savior of Mankind



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Hymnal #21

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