I Believe - 1956 LP Compilation Album

Nearer, My God To Thee

Music by Lowell Mason 
with lyrics by Sarah F. Adams, 1840/41
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and Chorus under direction of Ray Charles
 
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Produced by Charles Grean
Final Recording Time 2:37
 
Recorded September 29, 1953  ~  Matrix No. E3VB-1987 Take 1
Lyrics
Single issue: RCA-45RPM 47-5573 ( 1953 )
Single Flip Side: "Abide With Me"
 
1859 Hymns: "Ave Maria" ("Hail Mary") by Charles Gounod (see 1859) who has based it on Johann Sebastian Bach’s first prelude in The Well-Tempered Clavichord of 1722; "Nearer My God to Thee" by Boston musician Lowell Mason, 67, lyrics by the late Sarah Adams who wrote them in 1840 or 1841.
 
I Believe ~ original 12" LP 1956
 

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