[The cross, it standeth fast] (McGranahan)

[The cross, it standeth fast] (McGranahan)

Composer: James McGranahan
Published in 76 hymnals

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Composer: James McGranahan

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… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [The cross, it standeth fast] (McGranahan)
Composer: James McGranahan
Incipit: 51712 34512 17232
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • 9 New Sounds for Old Favorites Volume IV: Postludes
    Composer/Editor Beverly E. Blessing
    Published By: Deerfield Publishing (1997) pp. 1
  • One Hundred and One Hymns for Every Day: Hymns You'll Love to Sing and Play
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Hansen Publications, Inc. (1962) pp. 34

Piano Solo

  • Piano Preludes
    Composer/Editor Gina Y. Sprunger
    Published By: SoundForth (2006) pp. 11
  • Playing Piano Praises
    Composer/Editors Glen Christianson; Jan Christianson
    Published By: Bible Truth Music (1997) pp. 21
  • For Today and Always: 32 Songs of the Faith arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 12
  • Piano Melodies: Simple Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Norman Johnson
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1965) pp. 2

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Amazing Grace: Thirty-Six Beloved Hymns Arranged in Twelve Medleys
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1992) pp. 37


The Cyber Hymnal #2114
Text: Hallelujah for the Cross!
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Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Himnos de la Iglesia #210

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Rejoice Hymns #318

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #106


Small Church Music #1977

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #26


The Cyber Hymnal #2114

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #150

Worship His Majesty #222

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #184

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