Esther Bergen

Short Name: Esther Bergen
Full Name: Bergen, Esther (Cathryn Klaassen), 1921-2005
Birth Year: 1921
Death Year: 2005

Esther Bergen was born on June 18, 1921 in Mor­den, Man­i­to­ba, Can­a­da. She was the daughter of a Mennonite minister and graduated from the Men­non­ite Col­lege In­sti­tute in Gret­na, Man­i­to­ba. After teaching in several rural schools, she attended the Men­non­ite Breth­ren Bi­ble Col­lege in Win­ni­peg. She taught mu­sic at the Men­non­ite Breth­ren Bi­ble Col­lege, and served as Dean and Re­gis­trar at the Ca­na­di­an Men­non­ite Bi­ble Col­lege. She al­so worked as a mis­sion­a­ry in Mex­i­co with her hus­band, Men­no Ber­gen (1956-68). She trans­lat­ed some 150 hymns, and com­posed sev­eral hymn tunes. She was a teacher, musician, poet, translator, church worker, wife, and mother. She died in on March 1, 2005 in Winnepeg.

[Sources: Hustad, Donald Paul. Dictionary-Handbook to Hymns for the Living Church. Carol Stream, Illinois: Hope Publishing Company, 1978. p. 205]

NN, Hymnary. Source:

Texts by Esther Bergen (12)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Alegres cantemos canciones de loorEsther Bergen (Translator (into English))Spanish2
All my sins have been forgiven; God is merciful to meEsther Bergen (Translator)English2
Blessed are the persecutedEsther C. Bergen (Adapter)
Es de Dios la Santa BibliaEsther Bergen (Tr. al inglés)Spanish2
For God so loved us, he sent the SaviorEsther Bergen (Translator)
God, the Lord, is hereEsther C. Bergen (Translator)
Oh Salvador, que el Fuego SantoEsther Bergen (tr. al inglés)Spanish2
Rejoice, all ye people, your mighty anthems raiseEsther Bergen (Translator)English2
Thank the Lord with joyful heartEsther Bergen, b.1921 (Translator)
The Lord is King, O praise his nameEsther Bergen (Translator)English2
We are people of God's peace, As a new creationEsther Bergen (Translator)
We are people of God's peace (Augsburger)Esther Bergen (Adapter)
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