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Edmund S. Lorenz

Edmund S. Lorenz
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Short Name: Edmund S. Lorenz
Full Name: Lorenz, Edmund S. (Edmund Simon), 1854-1942
Birth Year: 1854
Death Year: 1942

Pseudonymns: John D. Cresswell, L. S. Edwards, E. D. Mund,
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Lorenz, Edmund Simon. (North Lawrence, Stark County, Ohio, July 13, 1854--July 10, 1942, Dayton, Ohio). Son of Edward Lorenz, a German-born shoemaker who turned preacher, served German immigrants in northwestern Ohio, and was editor of the church paper, Froehliche Botschafter, 1894-1900.

Edmund graduated from Toledo High School in 1870, taught German, and was made a school principal at a salary of $20 per week. At age 19, he moved to Dayton to become the music editor for the United Brethren Publishing House. He graduated from Otterbein College (B.A.) in 1880, studied at Union Biblical Seminary, 1878-1881, then went to Yale Divinity School where he graduated (B.D.) in 1883. He then spent a year studying theology in Leipzig, Germany.

He was ordained by the Miami [Ohio] Conference of the United Brethren in Christ in 1877. The following year, he married Florence Kumler, with whom he had five children. Upon his return to the United States, he served as pastor of the High Street United Brethren Church in Dayton, 1884-1886, and then as president of Lebanon Valley College, 1887-1889.

Ill health led him to resign his presidency. In 1890 he founded the Lorenz Publishing Company of Dayton, to which he devoted the remainder of his life. For their catalog, he wrote hymns, and composed many gospel songs, anthems, and cantatas, occasionally using pseudonyms such as E.D. Mund, Anna Chichester, and G.M. Dodge. He edited three of the Lorenz choir magazines, The Choir Leader, The Choir Herald, and Kirchenchor. Prominent among the many song-books and hymnals which he compiled and edited were those for his church: Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship (1874), Pilgerlieder (1878), Songs of Grace (1879), The Otterbein Hymnal (1890), and The Church Hymnal (1934).

For pastors and church musicians, he wrote several books stressing hymnody: Practical Church Music (1909), Church Music (1923), Music in Work and Worship (1925), and The Singing Church (1938). In 1936, Otterbein College awarded him the honorary D.Mus. degree and Lebanon Valley College the honorary LL.D. degree.

--Information from granddaughter Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter, DNAH Archives

Featured Article:
American Folk Hymns in Three Nineteenth-Century United Brethren Hymnals by Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter (from The Hymn)

Texts by Edmund S. Lorenz (213)sort descendingAsInstances
A cry o'er the waterE. S. Lorenz (Adapter)1
All along life's journeyE. D. Mund (Author)2
All ye his works that His might and power proclaimE. D. Mund (Author)3
Alleluia, song of gladness, Song [voice] of everlasting joyE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Amid the trials which I meetE. S. Lorenz (Author)83
Angels are near us, their presence unheededE. D. Mund (Author)4
Are you filling the world with rejoicing and cheerE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Are you seeking for the truthE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Are you weary, are you heavy hearted?E. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Arise and shine, O church of Christ exaltedE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
As you wander astray from your home far awayE. S. L. (Author)4
At the feet of the blessed MasterE. D. Mund (Author)4
Behold, a radiance from the crossE. S. L. (Author)2
Bless the Lord aboveE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
In my soul oft rises, bringing pain and woeE. S. Lorenz (Author)14
Bringing peace and gladnessE. S. L. (Author)2
Budding hopes shall blossom forth ere longE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Building hopes shall blossomE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
By the grace of God renewedE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Children, what is your song todayE. S. L. (Author)3
Come, let us all unite to sing, God is loveE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Come to Jesus, little one! Come to Jesus now!E. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Come to the cross where the Savior diedE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Come to the Sunday School, come, come, comeE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Dark may seem the path in which He leads me onE. S. L. (Author)3
Dark the shadows round them fallE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Day and night thou Lord art viewingE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Death rejoicing over his preyE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Do you see your neighbor's needE. D. Mund (Author)2
Do you slumber in your tent, Christian soldierE. D. Mund (Author)13
Do you wonder that I love him?E. D. Mund (Author)4
Down in the churchyard, robed in daisiesE. S. L. (Author)2
Dwell in my heart, dear SaviorE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Everywhere the leaves are dancingE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Far away in climeE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Far, far over the sea, naions wail in agonyE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Fearing no danger, no angry foeE. D. Mund (Author)2
Fearing no evil but trusting himE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Fill with lofty praiseE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
For the life your pulses thrillingE. D. Mund (Author)5
Give, says the earthE. D. Mund (Author)2
Glad we come with our songs of praiseE. D. Mund (Author)2
Go ye out to meet him, God is drawing nearE. D. Mund (Author)6
God helping me, I'll do no evilE. S. L. (Author)2
Good men oft saloons are defendingE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Hail ye the King, as he comesE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Happy the day returning year by yearE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Having wandered far awayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
He who hath led will leadE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Hear, O hear him nowE. S. L. (Author)2
Hear the battle shout, grandly ringing outE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Hear the Master's gracious invitationE. S. L. (Author)2
Hear the merry music ringingE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Hear the music ringing, ringing, ringingE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Hear the shout of triumph from the ransom'd throngE. D. Mund (Author)2
Hear the shout of triumph, hear the mighty songE. S. Lorenz (Author)14
Hear the song of the throngE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Hear the tramp of the millions of the earthE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Hear ye not the voice of JesusE. D. Mund (Author)3
Help me, Savior, more each dayE. S. Lorenz (Author)7
He's the dearest friend to meE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Holy Jesus, tender shepherdE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Horror and fear lay upon the tombE. S. L. (Author)2
How can we show our love to Him whose hand doth guideE. S. L. (Author)2
How full of cheer life's sunny dayE. S. L. (Author)3
I am looking, Lord, for thy pardoning faceE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
I am safe, whatever may betide meE. S. Lorenz (Author)29
I am walking with the Savior in the blessed narrow wayE. S. Lorenz (Author)9
I have chosen the better partE. S. L. (Author)2
I have found a dear SaviorE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
I have found a dear Savior, a FriendE. D. Mund (Author)2
I have found a Friend who willE. S. L. (Author)3
I have found a peace abidingE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
I heard a happy birdie singE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
I love to be where sacredE. D. Mund (Author)2
I stand in amaze and wonderE. S. L. (Author)4
I stood in amaze and wonderE. S. L. (Author)7
I will journey on with JesusE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Ich ruehme laut mit Herz und MundE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
In joyful high and holy laysE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
In lands where sin's darkness doth lowerE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
In ocean deep, on mountain tallE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
In that land of joy and songE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
In the cross of Christ is all our gloryE. S. L. (Author)2
In the legion so brave is your name enrolledE. S. Lorenz (Author)6
In this world of sin and woe (Lorenz)E. S. Lorenz (Author)1
In vain in high and holy laysE. D. Mund (Author)33
Jesus is my joy todayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Jesus, weeping o'er the wandererE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Jewels for the King of gloryE. D. Mund (Author)3
Joy supreme my soul has foundE. S. L. (Author)2
Lead me to Jesus, my soul is so wearyE. S. Lorenz (Author)10
Let the angel hosts on high and the sons of menE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Let the light of life now shineE. S. Lorenz (Author)10
Let us sing the praise of JesusE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Let us walk in the way of the LordE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Life is full of heavyE. S. L. (Author)2
Like children in the templeE. S. L, (Author)2
Like the sound of many waters Rolling on through ages longE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Like the sound of many waters, Over the roaring of the seaE. D. Mund (Author)4
Little ones singing sweetE. S. L. (Author)2
Machen Wolken dir den Himmel trübeE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Many little children sing no songs of joyE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
My body, mind and spirit, LordE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
My Savior with me is abidingE. S. L. (Author)2
My soul is filled with gladness, My lips o'erflow with songE. S. Lorenz (Author)5
Neath the shade of its treesE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
O Jesus, perfect SaviorE. D. Mund (Author)3
O the hour of prayer is bright and fairE. D. Mund (Author)2
O the peace of God, how it thrills my soulE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
O the peace that fills my soulE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
O what a lesson we all may learnE. D. M. (Author)5
O why do wait why longerE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
O'er the earth the shoutE. S. L. (Author)2
O'er the turmoil of earthE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
O'er the world of sin, with its suffering soulsE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Oft I've heard the blessed news E. S. Lorenz (Author)1
O how loving and how trueE. D. Mund (Author)3
O what a wonderful Savior (Lorenz)E. S. L. (Author)2
Only a word for Jesus, spoken in fear with sense of needE. S. L. (Author)6
Open are the arms of JesusE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Open your heart to the Spirit's entreatingE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Oppressed with grief and with burdens soreE. S. Lorenz (Author)6
Out in the mountains of sin and of shameE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Over the hills notes divine are stealingE. D. Mund (Author)2
Rejoice in the Lord, let your joy aboundE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Rest upon us now, O Holy SpiritE. S. L. (Author)2
Riches of earth I may not seeE. S. L. (Author)20
Roses so red, roses so fairE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Safe from all the world's alarmsE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Safe within the foldE. S. L. (Author)2
Saved by the blood now my heart can rejoiceE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Savior, Thy word a lamp shall beE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Searching the scriptures day by dayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Send us a Savior, hear the nations cryE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Sin again shall be my masterE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Sleeper, awake, the sun is highE. D. Mund (Author)6
Smiling lips and laughing eyesE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Some day the veil will be liftedE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Strait is the gate, and narrow the wayE. S. L. (Author)2
Sweet is the message the word of God bringsE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Swiftly the years like the clouds pass us byE. D. Mund (Author)2
Swing the liliesE. S. L. (Author)2
The birds are all singingE. D. Mund (Author)2
The birds are all singing, the flow'rbells are ringingE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
The cry rings out over all the land todayE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
The Lord has long been waitingE. D. Mund (Author)2
The Lord is good and kind alwayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The Lord is kindE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The message blest again repeatE. S. L. (Author)6
The message blest repeatE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
The Sabbath hours are endingE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
The shades of despair have departedE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The springtime days may lose their beautyE. S. L. (Author)2
The wages of sin is death then brother why do youE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The winter gloom and dread is past 'tis Easter timeE. S. L. (Author)2
The winter reigns no moreE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
There's a voice of tender loveE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
They fill the streets with loafersE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
This is the motto we all would obeyE. S. Lorenz (Author)5
This world is not all wildernessE. D. Mund (Author)2
Though hearts are often wearyE. D. Mund (Author)2
Though I tread a path of darkest nightE. S. L. (Author)2
Though oft I stray from my Lord awayE. S. L. (Author)7
Though our life be full of trialE. D. Mund (Author)2
Thou knowest, Lord, I would love theeE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Though hearts are often weary, And yield to wild despairE. D. Mund (Author)3
Through all our days we singE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
'Tis a fount of pleasureE. S. L. (Author)2
'Tis a lamp unto my feetE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
'Tis a very pretty place is thisE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
'Tis Jesus in the morningE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Und ist die nacht auch trueb und kaltE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Under sweet compulsion of a loving heartE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Voices of mirth awake to gladness todayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Wake, arm of the SpiritE. S. Lorenz (Author)5
Wake the voice of gladnessE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Walk with the Savior, make hisE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
We are resting in peaceE. D. Mund (Author)6
We are the lambs, how blessed is the promiseE. D. Mund (Author)2
We have entered royal service, pledged our utmost powerE. D. Mund (Author)4
We have found a blest employE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
We have found a golden taskE. S. L. (Author)2
We have heard a voice of gladnessE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
We have heard thy call, blessed SaviorE. S. Lorenz (Author)6
Well we know the Shepherd's voiceE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Wenn ich wandle im nächtlichen finsteren TalE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
What a Savior meek and mildE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
What friend have we all friendsE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
What gladness and joy now my soul hath foundE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
What though life's mysteries surroundE. S. L. (Author)2
What though the darkness surroundE. S. L. (Author)2
Whate'er our place or stationE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
When earth and sea take up the strainE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
When every power with heartE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
When gloomy clouds beset the skyE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
When has come the day of crowningE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
When I walk through the valley of shadow and gloomE. S. L. (Author)9
When I walked with my Lord in the sunshineE. S. Lorenz (Author)9
When the awful judgment dayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
When the week of toil is overE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
When thou hast sown the precious seedE. S. Lorenz (Author)9
Where the Savior leads his own, we will followE. S. L. (Author)2
Whom do we want behind the voteE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Why do you linger longerE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Why mid dangers strayingE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Why should we praise himE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
With every power with heart and soulE. S. L. (Author)15
With hosts redeemed to walk in whiteE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
With swift winged feet the moments flyE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Wonderful gospel of JesusE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
You have heard the message of peace and loveE. S. L. (Author)7
Youth is the seed timeE. S. Lorenz (Author)2

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