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Tindley, Charles Albert
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( Jul 7, 1856, Berlin, MD – Jul 29, 1933, Philadelphia, PA), prominent preacher and author of gospel hymns (Gospel music), was born to former slave parents and began early to prepare for the Methodist ministry. In 1900 he became the pastor of Bainbridge Street Methodist Church in Philadelphia, which soon became a center of the city’s black religious life. In 1901 Tindley began publishing “Songs of Paradise,” gospel hymns marked by clear melodies, simply harmony, and the chorus-refrain pattern of black spirituals. Some of these, including “Stand by Me” (1905), …

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Noll, Mark A., “Tindley, Charles Albert”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026096>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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