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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.
We have since added a separate Ira Sankey collection, also there are quite a few Ira Sankey hymns included in some of our other CHristain collections, see links at end of page.
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|All People that on Earth All to Christ I Owe Almost Persuaded Am I a Soldier of the Cross Angels Hovering Round At the Cross There's Room A Sinner forgiven Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh Bright For-Evermore Bury thy Sorrow Come to the Saviour Cross Daniel's Band Eden Above Even Me Gate Ajar for Me Give Me The Wings Of Faith Good News Go Thou in Life's Morning Go Work in My Vineyard Grace Tis a Charming Sound Great Physician Guide Me Hallelujah Tis Done Heavenly Land Here am I, Send Me He Leadeth Me Higher Rock Hold the Fort Home Over There Ho Reapers of Life's Harvest It Is finished I am Coming to the Cross I Hear Thy Welcome Voice I Know He Is Mine. I Left it all With Jesus I Love to Tell the Story I Need Thee Every Hour Jesus, Lover of My Soul Jesus Loves Even Me Jesus Loves Me Jesus of Nazareth Passeth by Jewels Joy-Bells Joy in Sorrow Just As I Am Knocking Knocking, Who is There Let the Lower Lights be Burning Life-Boat Lord Will Provide Loved Ones Gone Before Lo He Comes More to Follow My God, I Have found My Prayer Ninety and Nine Nothing but Leaves Oh, Sing of His Mighty Love Oh to be Over Yonder Once for All One more Days Work for Jesus Only an Armour-Bearer Only Trust Him O Happy Day Pass Me Not Prodigal Child Rejoice and Be Glad Remember Me Rescue the Perishing Ring The Bells Of Heaven Rock of Ages Safe in the Arms of Jesus Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead us Scatter Seeds of Kindness Shall We Gather at the River Stand Up For Jesus Substitution Sweet By and By Sweet Hour of prayer Tell Me the Old, Old Story That Will be Heaven for Me There's a Beautiful Land on High There's a Light in the Valley There is a fountain There is Life for a Look To-day the Saviour Calls Valley of Blessing Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Water of Life What Shall the Harvest Be When Jesus Comes Whiter Than Snow Whosoever Will Who's on the Lords Side Wondrous Love Work, for the Night is Coming Yet There is Room|
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. |
There are also many other Christian pieces on this site which are included with other collections, e.g. the Children's Songs section contains quite a few.