Sweney, John R.

1837 - 1899

Biographical Information:



Hymnals Edited:


Quiver of Sacred Song : for use in Sunday schools, prayer meetings, gospel meetings, etc.; By John R. Sweney and William J. Kirkpatrick;Date: 1880.
The Ark of Praise: containing sacred songs and hymns for the Sabbath-school ... By John Robson Sweney, William James Kirkpatrick Date: 1882.
Songs of Redeeming Love: The Quartet: Four complete works in one volume, for use in prayer meeting or Sabbath school. Authors John R. Sweney, William James Kirkpatrick, Charles Cardwell McCabe, Tullius Clinton O'Kane Publisher: J.J. Hood, 1882
Our Sabbath Home Praise Book: Authors John R. Sweney, William James Kirkpatrick Publisher J.J. Hood, Date: 1884
Melodious Sonnets for Sacred Service - John R. Sweney, William James Kirkpatrick, Date 1885
On Joyful Wing: A Book of Praise and Song; Editors: John R. Sweney; W. J. Kirkpatrick; Date: 1886
Songs Of Perfect Love: Author Russell Kelso Carter, John R. Sweney; Publisher John J. Hood; Date 1886.
Glad Hallelujahs: replete with sacred songs. Authors:John R. Sweney, William James Kirkpatrick. Publisher: T.T. Tasker, Date: 1887
Songs Of Redeeming Love No. 2: Authors: John R. Sweney, C. C. McCabe, T. C. O'kane, William J, Kirkpatrick; Publisher: Philadelphia: John J. Hood; Cincinnati: Cranston & Stowe; Date: 1887.
Sunlit Songs: for use in meetings for Christian worship or work‎ - John R. Sweney, William James Kirkpatrick, H. L. Gilmour; Publisher J. J. Hood, Date: 1890.
Winning Songs: for use in meetings for Christian worship or work By John R. Sweney, William James Kirkpatrick, Henry Lake Gilmour; Publisher: J.J. Hood; Date: 1892.
Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use ... By John R. Sweney, William James Kirkpatrick, Henry Lake Gilmour; Publisher: J. J. Hood, Date 1893.
Songs of Love and Praise, no. 2: for use in meetings for Christian worship ... By John R. Sweney, William James Kirkpatrick Date: 1895
Songs of Love and Praise, no. 4: for use in meetings for Christian ..., Issue 3 By John R. Sweney, William James Kirkpatrick, Henry Date: 1897
Songs Of Love And Praise No. 5: For use in meetings for Christian worship or work; Authors: John R. Sweney; J. Howard Entwisle; Frank M. Davis; Publisher: John J. Hood; Date: 1898.
Gospel Hosannas: A choice collection of hymns and tunes for use in evangelistic, brotherhood and mission meetings, Sunday-school, etc.; Editor: John R. Sweney; Publisher: Union Press, Philadelphia; Date: 1898
Bright Melodies: For The Sunday School And Young People's Societies; embracing praise hymns, work songs, invitation songs, primary songs, etc., Editors: John R. Sweeney; J. Howard Entwisle; Publisher John J. Hood; Date: 1899.
The New Living Hymns: (Living hymns no. 2) : for use in the Sabbath school ... By John Wanamaker, John R. Sweney Date:1902

Site Hymns


A Friend Indeed
Lyricist: MacKay / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
Abide With Me (Gould / Sweney)
Lyricist: Gould / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
All Glory Be Thine
Lyricist: Crosby / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
Before The Throne
Lyricist: Crosby / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
Give Me Jesus
Lyricist: Crosby / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
Into His Marvellous Light
Lyricist: Hewitt / Arranger: Sweney
Let Me Cling To Thee
Lyricist: Crosby, Fanny J. / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
Let Us Exalt The Lord
Lyricist: Barnes / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
My Saviour First Of All
Lyricist: Crosby / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
Praise The Lord Jehovah's Name
Lyricist: Garnett / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
Sweet Story Of Jesus
Lyricist: Crosby / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
There's Room For All
Lyricist: Miller, Laura / Arranger: Sweney, John R.
We Are Going
Lyricist: Foster / Arranger: Sweney, John R.