John Anketell

Short Name: John Anketell
Full Name: Anketell, John, 1835-1905
Birth Year: 1835
Death Year: 1905

Anketell, John, M.A., was born at New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., March 8, 1835, and educated at Yale College, and the University of- Halle-Wittenberg, Prussian Saxony. He was ordained deacon of the American Episcopalian Church in 1859, and priest in 1860. He founded (Stanza John's (American) Episcopal Church in Dresden in 1869. Subsequently he became Professor of Hebrew and Greek Exegesis in the Seabury Divinity School. Mr. Anketell published in 1889 Gospel and Epistle Hymns for the Christian Year, N.Y. He has also translated about 120 hymns from the German, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Danish, Italian, and Syriac, which were published in the Church Review, N.Y., 1876 and later, and in other periodicals. A few of those from the Latin are noted in Duffield's Latin Hymn-Writers, &c, 1889. Mr. Anketell's original hymns number about 150. Both these and his translations are worthy of notice. He died March 9, 1905.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Texts by John Anketell (12)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Bright o'er Bethlehem's lowly mangersJohn Anketell (Author)English2
In bondage to the LawJohn H. Anketell (Author)English2
Jesu! Our eternal king!John H. Anketell (Author)English2
Lord Jesus, on the holy mountJohn Anketell (Author)English10
Lord, Thy Word abideth everJohn H. Anketell (Author)English2
O Christ, Thy constant blessingJohn Anketell (Author)English2
O joy of earth! A Savior’s birthJohn Anketell (Author)English2
O thou who in that last sad nightRev. John Anketell, 1835-1905 (Translator)2
On the banks where Jordan rolledJohn Anketell (Author)English2
Rejoice, the Savior reigns!John Anketell (Author)English2
Ring out, sweet Easter bells, ring outJohn H. Anketell (Author)English2
Sion, haste to meet thy kingJohn Anketell (Author)English2

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