Nearer, My God To Thee

Music by Lowell Mason Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
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"
 
Original Album issue: RCA-LP10 "I Believe & Songs of All Faiths" LPM-3188 MONO 1953
Album reissue: RCA-LP12 "I Believe" LPM-1172 MONO 1956
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP  "I Believe" EPA-5123 MONO 1960
Album reissue: RCA-LP12 "I Believe" LPE-1172 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1961
Album issue: Box Set "The Best of Perry Como" RD UK STEREO GBPC-6A 1971
Album re- issue: Pure Gold-LP12 "I Believe" ANL1- 1137 (e) ELECTRONIC STEREO 1975
 
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 10" LP 1953I Believe ~ original 12" LP 1956I Believe - 1960 EP Compilation
 
Perry Como ~ I Believe  LPE-1172  circa 1965The Best of Perry Como - Reader's Digest UK 1971I Believe ~ ANL1 1137 (e) circa 1975
 

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