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Spiritual Songs 1978 - Sung Recordings

A collection of sung hymns from the hymn book, recorded at various conferences and other places.

Would be good over time to complete this collection for each hymn, and also to have recordings of traditional tunes that are used in different places rather than just the one in the book!

Texts taken with permission from Stem Publishing website.

List of Tunes

Mackie said ...
Hi Tom,
Thanks very much for posting these wonderful hymns. I noticed that you've added many more recently, as promised.
May God continue to richly bless you!
Monday, Oct 23, 2017 : 15:09
Colin Forde said ...
do you mind if I download some of your hymns
Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 : 08:10
Tom said ...
Hi Colin, yes you are most welcome to ..
Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 : 07:03
Mackie said ...
Hey Tom & Colin,
I'm waiting to hear hymn #404. Thanks!
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 : 12:30
Tom said ...
Hi Mackie,
I don't have that one at present, though a few more have been recorded by others since I got the collection, so I'll see if that is one of them, and try to add some more of the missing ones too.
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 : 23:17
Mackie said ...
No problem, Tom - thanks!
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 : 22:27
Tom said ...
I do actually have 404 now .. i'll try add it soon!
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 : 04:02
Eric said ...
does anyone out there know of the Hespeler, Ontario Brethren? I was born into this little gathering run by my Uncles the Pilkingtons, one of which was married into the Hayhoes of Toronto.
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 : 05:08
Tom said ...
Hi Eric, I'm assuming those were 'Tunbridge Wells Brethren'? .. I'm not overly familiar with them, though I'm sure we have some users from that company.
Friday, Jun 15, 2018 : 23:19
Mackie said ...
Hi Tom,
I see you've added many more hymns. Thank you so much!
May God continue to richly bless you!
Friday, Jun 29, 2018 : 09:34
Mackie said ...
Hi Tom,
Do you have hymn #438? Would really love to hear it. Thanks!
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 : 09:12
Tom said ...
Have added that one Mackie :)
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 : 18:31
Mackie said ...
Great! Thank you very much, Tom!!!
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 : 10:14
DG said ...
A new android app entitled "Hymns for the Little Flock" (1881) by Basement Studios has appeared on the Google Play store.
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 : 05:13
Tom said ...
I believe this one has been around a couple years. I think it is done by a US TW brother.
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 : 07:16
DG said ...
App appears to have undergone a major upgrade in just mid Feb/19.
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 : 20:49
Prakash Gazmere said ...
Dearly beloved Saints in the Lord,

I would like to convey my thankfulness and appreciation for uploading these spiritual songs in this website. It is indeed great help for me learn singing. The beloved saints who did this did really great job for His glory. Could you pease let me know some one who did this ?
I'm from a small country called Bhutan which located among the countries (Nepal, India and China) I came know personally the Savior and Lord Jesus in August 29 1992 in Bhutanese refugee camp Nepal where I spent my life with my beloved family for more than 18 years. There I served the Lord for 18 years. I had been relocated in USA in Concord
City New Hampshire on July 7, 2008. Right now I'm living with my beloved family in Akron Ohio attending the meetings in Akron Christian Assembly, Akron Ohio USA. The grace of our merciful God the Father and Lord Jesus be with you all.

Thank you

Prakash Gazmere
Monday, Aug 19, 2019 : 22:36
Tom said ...
Hi Prakash, I don't know if you will see this now but thank you for your comment! Actually we met at Grove City in 2013, and I think in the days before that I also visited you and some others up in Concord with brother Bob :) Hope you are doing well!
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 : 02:14
Deewan said ...
Dear bretheren!
Looking for this long time ago. I finally got into it. Such a blessed work. Thankful to the Lord and savior for those bretheren who has done this wonderful job.
I have cds of our hymns but missed it.
Thank you again!
In His love
High Point, NC
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 : 05:21
Santosh said ...
Thank you for your great work in kingdom of heaven may God bless you keep doing we will pray for your hard work
Friday, Jan 17, 2020 : 02:45
Yvnne Tadros said ...
Do you have the song When peace , like a river , attendeth my soul please send it to me
Thursday, May 21, 2020 : 06:41
X said ...
There are many beautiful renditions of this song on the internet. Just Google, "It is well with my soul"
Sunday, May 24, 2020 : 03:11
bro lance said ...
Dear brother I fellowship with a small assembly in Brawley, CA. We have long struggled to learn the correct tunes to the Spiritual Songs hymns. These recordings are so very helpful! Thank you.

And on a personal note, through these recordings I now meet every morning with my brethren who are gathered to His Name. I don't know how to fully express the joy of these moments! And where else can you meet with brethren in your own study and sing together such words as,
"All the Father's counsels claiming
Equal honours to the Son;
All the Son's effulgence beaming
Makes the Father's glory known." #14
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 : 20:55
Jackie said ...
Trying to find more info on a hymn published in June 1939 issue of The Etude music magazine:

Bless Thou O God this Day
Tune by Thelma Jackson Smith
Lyrics by L. D. Stearns

Copyright 1939 by Theodore Presser Co.
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 : 08:09
Paul Allison said ...
What a find !!
Actually my Spiritual Songs hymn-book has 1974 on the title page. That was the year the KLG meetings came together with the New Zealand Stuart meetings. Before that we used the 1928 Hocking book. 1978 was the year the music edition came out. Between times i had to start the tune I remembered from earlier days.
Well done, anyway!
Monday, Nov 16, 2020 : 12:47
Jordan said ...
I was at one time gathered with a Brethren assembly and these hymns bring back wonderful memories. I work as a hospital Chaplain now and I often find myself turning to these hymns to soothe and process after a shift. Thank you for this ministry.
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021 : 13:21
Doug Jacobsen said ...
This is an answer to Eric from 2018. I am in what you call Tunbridge Wells. A close friend is Dan pilkington who lives in Phoenix Arizona and whose father was Eric pilkington from the group you mentioned feel free to email me if you are still looking
Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021 : 20:30
Brian Brothers said ...
I grew up in the Exclusive Brethren, and was withdrawn from at age 21, now I am 56. One of my favorite hymns in our hymn book was 348 Jesus lingers still, ‘‘tis for you He waits. Also hymn 410 Little thought Samaria’s daughter. Which group of brethren did you grow up in? Good work on this website. Best to you, my friend. Brian Brothers
Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 : 03:17
Jeannette said ...
Hi Tom, what a find, thank you so much for this website. I grow up in the brethren as a child in Cardiff then later in England. The one hymn that has never left me was Jesus lingers still. chorus, Come and welcome, welcome, how soever will. Blessing
Friday, Jun 17, 2022 : 01:56
Steve H said ...
Hi Jeannette,

I wonder how many are familiar with that gospel hymn you mentioned:-

Jesus lingers still, 'tis for you He waits,
And He's waited for you long;
He waits that heav'n, with its fadeless joy,
May yet to you belong.

Come and welcome, welcome whosoever will,
'Tis the Saviour's gracious call;
He is able, willing, waiting now to save;
Simply trust Him, that is all.

Though your wayward feet have wandered far,
And you're deeply sunk in sin,
Yet in patient grace now the Saviour waits
Your weary heart to win.

Though His gracious call you have oft refused,
And He's sought your trust in vain,
Yet with love unchanged by cold neglect
He is seeking you again.

O surrender now, yield to love divine,
Jesus lingers for you still;
While in grace He says, "Come unto Me"
Let your answer be, I will !


Steve H

Friday, Jun 17, 2022 : 06:09
Lydia said ...
There’s a couple of hymns I remember that zi cant find here ..
Holy holy holy , Lord God Almighty
Early in the morning my song shall rise to thee…

& Christ is the Saviour of sinners, Christ is the Saviour for me …
Do you know them?
Around 1950s plus. I left brethren in late 60s .. very fond memories.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 : 19:37
Nick Fleet said ...

Hi Lydia, I think the hymn beginning "Holy, Holy, Holy" is the one by J. H. Eames and is #100 in the 1951, 1962, and 1973 editions of Hymns for the Little Flock.  The two lines you quote are from the well-known hymn by Reginald Heber which probably inspired it

"Christ is the Saviour of Sinners" is by Heyman Wreford and is #309 in the 1932 edition, #102 in 1951, and #122 in 1962 and 1973  A recording of it is available here:


Thursday, May 25, 2023 : 01:11

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