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Hi. My name is Spencer Mangum and I arrange hymns on the piano in my spare time. These songs are completely free and are here for you. The only thing I get out of doing this is the hope that other people will enjoy it. As I am LDS (aka mormon), a number of my arrangements are specific to my faith. However, I also have a number of arrangements of other traditional hymns that are common among most Christian denominations. If you like what you find here, please share this website with your friends. Also, please leave comments. It's the only way I know if you enjoy it or not.

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Abide Medley



This arrangement combines the hymns: "Abide with me; 'Tis Eventide" and "Abide With Me!"

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The hymn "Abide with me; 'Tis Eventide" was written in 1882 by M. Lowrie Hofford (1825-1888). He was an American theologist and graduate of the Princeton Seminary. The music was written by American Harrison Millard (1830-1895) and initially written under the title "Welcome Guest". Notably, both Hofford and Millard fought for the Union in the civil war, and it is speculated that their experiences there could have influenced the hymn. (1) The original hymn words and music in SATB format is available here.

The hymn "Abide With Me" was written in 1847 by the Scottish Anglican Henry F Lyte (1793-1847). He reportedly was dying of tuberculosis as he wrote the hymn, and just finished the hymn three weeks prior to his death. The music was written in 1861 by London native William H Monk (1823-1889) (2). The original hymn words and music in SATB format is available here.

(For the sheet music, a special thanks goes out to Neville who got a friend to transcribe the music for him. I unfortunately had not had the time to do this myself.)

23 comments:

  1. LOVE this arrangement. Do you write it as well or is this by ear?

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  2. That's beautiful! I can't wait to play the arrangement. As always, it's a masterpiece.

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  3. Spencer, your rock dude. We should add some drums to your arrangements :) Just kidding, but that would be cool.

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  4. I loved the arrangement. It's beautiful! I liked the idea of the site to host the material. It's safer! Kisses!

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  5. hey(: i was wondering if i can download the sheet music too(:
    that would be greatt:D

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  6. This file hosting site is not bad. Fast a simple. Much better than some others that I have downloaded from. I'd say keep it.

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  7. This arrangement brought me to tears. This song has a very strong meaning for me, it would be wonderful to download this sheet music. You did a fantastic job. God bless.

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  8. Wow! That's so beautiful I could cry. I love that so much. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent. ~~Janie Smalls~~

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  9. Wow! That is so beautiful, I could cry. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful talent.
    ~~Janie Smalls~~

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  10. Wow! That is so beautiful, I could cry. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful talent.
    ~~Janie Smalls~~

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  11. it's beautiful!!
    Could you write it down?
    I need to play this at my grandma's funeral(next Saturday)

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  12. That's beautiful!
    could you write it down?
    I need to play this at my grandma's funeral next Saturday.

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  13. Beautiful! I also, same as QQ, have a grandmother who is very sick and dying. I've been searching high and low for a piece to play at her funeral that would be beautiful and appropriate. It would be wonderful if you wouldn't mind sharing the sheet music for this one. Thanks for your beautiful music.

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  14. This is a really beautiful arrangement - thank you so much for sharing!!

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  15. You are amazing and I am so thankful I've found your blog.

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  16. What beautiful arrangements! Thank you for sharing and allowing us to download for free! I can't wait to play it!

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  17. So, so beautiful. Thanks you for sharing your talent.

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  18. One of my favorite hymns! I love your arrangement of it! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with our family!

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  20. What a wonderful gift and service you are giving to people. I wish you could make a list by voice...for example, SATB, TTBB, SAB etc. It would help us to quickly see what you have available.

    Thank you again for sharing so generously of your talent!

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  21. How can I get a copy of the sheet for this hymn? I love it!

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    1. Hey John, the link to download the sheet music is at the top of the post (the top link is to download the audio, the bottom link is to download the sheet music). Hope that helps!

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