[In the presence of Jehovah] (Davis)

Composer: Geron Davis

Geron Davis USA 1960- .Born at Bogalusa, LA, the son of a minister, he was musically inclined. Living at Savannah, TN, and dedicating a new church, his father asked him to write a song for the dedication. Several weeks passed, but the song was not written. His father asked several more times. The night before the dedication, Davis sat at the new grand piano in the sanctuary, tired from his days’ work helping to ready the church for a service, and said to himself, “What do we want to say when we come into this building tomorrow to have a service for the first time?” He began playing chords. Within a short time, he had the song that would be his most famous, ‘Holy Ground’. He didn’t copy it on paper, but taught it to two of his… Go to person page >

Composer: Becky Davis

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Tune Information

Title: [In the presence of Jehovah] (Davis)
Composer: Geron Davis
Composer: Becky Davis
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 34551 75535 34265
Key: C Major
Source: African-American traditional
Copyright: © 1985 Meadowgreen Music Company/Songchannel Music Company (All rights admin. by EMI CMG Publishing)/(ASCAP)



Piano Solo

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Piano and Organ Duet

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

African American Heritage Hymnal #167

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #75


Total Praise #157

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