Traditional Christian Music from Ira D Sankey

Lyrics & Sheet Music

A Collection of Hymns, Gospel, Sacred & Inspirational, and Praise & Worship Songs taken from the book
"Sacred Songs & Solos, New Hymns & Solos and The Christian Choir"
compiled by Ira D Sankey. Plus Other Christian Items.

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I was hoping make the whole collection of more than 1100 pieces from Sankey's book available on-line.
Unfortunately, due to technical problems with OCRing, I have had to abandon this project for a time, but I have instead provided another hymn collection - Church Hymns & Tunes 600+ traditional pieces with sheet music, also checkout the items below which also contain a few of Ira Sankey's works.

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Christian Worship Songs 1000+ Contemporary Worship songs with CHORDS and PDF for printing etc.
Christian Worship Songs 500+ Contemporary & trad Worship and Gospel songs, with PDF and RTF for printing etc.
Gospel Songs - Lyrics With Chords for guitar, banjo etc, 1200 traditional songs, also with downloadable PDF versions.
Gospel Praise Songs With Chords -800 plus worship song lyrics with chord diagrams and PDF versions of the songs to download.
Hymn Lyrics - lyrics for more than 1900 hymns with downloadable pdf and rtf versions.
Christian Songs for Children - 250 songs for Junior church, Christian boot camp, Sunday school etc Lyrics and chords with PDF for printing.
Church Hymns & Tunes 600+ traditional pieces of church music with sheet music & lyrics.
Christian Music Ira Sankey hymn collection
CHRISTMAS SONGS and CAROLS 160 Contemporary and Traditional songs with chords for guitar, banjo etc also with downloadable PDF.
Christmas Music A collection of all the most popular Christmas Carols and songs with sheet music, midis and lyrics
Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs - 245 song lyrics with downloadable PDF versions.

The Northern Harp Part 1 & Part 2 - a large collection of Christian Inspirational and Sacred songs.
The Book Of Praise From The Best English Hymn Writers 450 Christian Songs and Hymns.
Faber's Hymns - 88 Most Popular & Representative Christian Hymns From Frederick William Faber
Christmas Carols, Ancient And Modern - 15th to 19th century with extensive historical information
Temperance Hymn Book And Minstrels A Collection Of 105 Christian Hymns, Songs & Odes 1841
There are also many other Christian pieces on this site which are included with other collections, for example
the Childrens Songs section contains quite a few.

About Ira D Sankey

Ira D Sankey - Young Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908) was an American Gospel singer and composer associated with evangelist Dwight L. Moody. Ira David Sankey, son of David Sankey, known as the father of Lawrence County, and Mary Leeper Sankey, was born August 28, 1840, in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania. At age 16 he was converted at a revival meeting at the King's Chapel Church, about three miles from his home. As a young man, Sankey served in the Civil War as a soldier for the Union. After the war, he joined the IRS, and also worked with the YMCA. He became well known as a Gospel singer, and eventually came to the attention of evangelist Dwight L. Moody. The two men met at a YMCA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, in June, 1870. Some months later, Sankey attended his first evangelistic meeting with Moody, and resigned from government service shortly thereafter. In October 1871, Sankey and Moody were in the middle of a revival meeting when the Great Chicago Fire broke out. The two men barely escaped the conflagration with their lives. Sankey ended up watching the city burn from a rowboat far out on Lake Michigan. Sankey composed about 1,200 songs in his lifetime. From 1895 to 1908, he was president of the Biglow and Main publishing company. He was blind from glaucoma the last five years of his life, and no doubt found a kindred spirit in his friend and music making partner, blind hymnist Fanny Crosby. Sankey married Fanny V. Edwards, one of his choir members, in September, 1863. They had three sons. Ira D. Sankey died Aug.13, 1908 in Brooklyn. In 1979-80, the Gospel Music Association recognized Sankey's prodigious contributions to gospel music by listing him in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

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