Matthias Loy

Matthias Loy
Short Name: Matthias Loy
Full Name: Loy, Matthias, 1828-1915
Birth Year: 1828
Death Year: 1915

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880.
The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:—
1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion.
2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism.
3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion.
4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired.
5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture.
6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness.
7. How matchless is our Saviour's grace. Holy Baptism.
8. I thank Thee, Saviour, for the grief. Lent.
9. Jesus took the lambs and blest them. Holy Baptism.
10. Jesus, Thou art mine for ever. Jesus, All and in All.
11. Launch out into the deep. Call to Duty.
12. Listen to those happy voices. Christmas.
13. O Great High Priest, forget not me. Confirmation.
14. O Lord, Who hast my place assigned. Daily Duties.
15. Our Shepherd of His ransomed flock. Holy Communion.
16. The gospel shows the Father's grace. Holy Scripture.
17. The law of God is good and wise. Holy Scripture.
18. Though angels bright escape our eight. St. Michael and All Angels.
19. When Rome had shrouded earth in night. The Reformation.
20. When souls draw near the holy wave. Confirmation.
Several of these hymns, together with some of his translations, previously appeared in the Ohio Synod's preceding Collection of Hymns (3rd ed., 1858; 4th, 1863).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Loy, Matthias, D.D., p. 700, i. Dr. Loy was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, March 17, 1828. He studied at the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary at Columbus, Ohio, of which he became Professor of Theology in 1365. He was appointed President of the Capital University in 1880.

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


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Matthias Loy was the fourth of seven children of Matthias and Christina Loy, immigrants from Germany who lived as tenant farmers in the Blue Mountain area of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. In 1834, when Matthias was six years old, the family moved to Hogestown, a village nine miles west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. When he was fourteen, he was sent as an apprentice to Baab and Hummel, printers of Harrisburg. Here he worked for six years, while attending school. He received a classical education at Harrisburg Academy and graduated at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio in 1849.

Texts by Matthias Loy (56)sort descendingAsInstances
A holy mystery is hereMatthias Loy (Author)2
A wondrous mystery is hereM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Author)2
All mankind fell in Adam's fallMatthias Loy (Translator)13
All that by nature writhingMatthias Loy (Author)1
An awful mystery is hereMatthias Loy (Author)6
At Jesus' feet our infant sweetM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Author)7
Bridegroom, thou art mineRev. Matthias Loy, D. D. (Translator (sts. 1, 2, 4, 6))2
By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundlessMatthias Loy (Author)7
Come humble soul, receive the foodMatthias Loy (Author)6
Dearest Jesu, we are here, On thy tender grace relyingMatthias Loy (Author)4
Der Bräut'gam wird bald rufenMatthias Loy (Author)1
Give me, O Lord, a spirit lowlyM. Loy (Author)4
God gave his word by holy menMatthias Loy (Author)2
God, in human flesh appearingMatthias Loy (Author)12
God of grace, whose word is sureMatthias Loy (Author)2
Guds lov er altid vis og godMatthias Loy (Author)1
How matchless is our Savior's graceMatthias Loy (Author)2
I thank thee, Savior, for the griefMatthias Loy (Author)4
If you live every day with a purposeMatthias Loy (Author)2
Jesus, Savior, come to meMatthias Loy (Author)11
Jesus, thou art mine foreverMatthias Loy (Author)19
Jesus took the lambs and blessed themMatthias Loy (Author)10
Launch out into the deep, And brave the foaming seaRev. Matthias Loy, D. D. (Author)4
Let me be Thine foreverM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Translator)29
Let our going out be blestMatthias Loy (Author)1
Let us all in God rejoiceM. Loy (Translator)2
Lightly bound my bosom, ringingMatthias Loy (Translator)3
Listen to those happy voices Matthias Loy (Author)6
Lord, grant that we e'er pure retainMatthias Loy (Author)6
Lord, help us ever to retainM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Translator)7
Lord Jesus, though but two or threeM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Author)6
Lord, open Thou my heart to hearM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Translator)13
Now our worship sweet is o'erM. Loy (Translator)4
O God, may we e'er pure retainRev. Matthias Loy, D. D. (Translator)1
O God the Father, draw Thou nighMatthias Loy (Author)4
O great high Priest, forget not meRev. Matthias Loy, D. D. (Author)12
O Lord, who hast my place assignedM. Loy (Author)4
¡Oh, qué misterio hay aquí!Matthias Loy (Author)1
Once out in sin and shame I wanderedMatthias Loy (Author)1
Our Shepherd to his ransomed flockMatthias Loy (Author)4
Yea, as I live, Jehovah saith, I would not have the sinner's deathM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Translator)7
Te agradecemos, RedentorMatthias Loy (Tr. ingl.)2
The Bridegroom soon will call us, Come all ye wedding guestsM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Translator)13
The Gospel shows the Father's graceM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Author)12
The law of God is good and wiseMatthias Loy (Author)15
Thine honor rescue, Christ our LordM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Translator)11
Thou little flock, be not afraidMatthias Loy (Author)4
Though angels bright escape our sightMatthias Loy (Author)3
Thy soul, O Jesus, hallow meM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Translator)11
Thy table I approachMatthias Loy (Author)8
To thee, O Lord, will I sing praisesRev. Matthias Loy, D. D. (Translator)1
We thank Thee, Jesus, dearest FriendM. Loy, 1828-1915 (Translator)6
When Rome had shrouded earth in nightMatthias Loy (Author)3
When souls draw near the holy waveMatthias Loy (Author)3
Who is, Jesus blestMatthias Loy (Author)2
Yea, as I live, Jehovah saith, I do not wish the sinner's deathMatthias Loy (Author)6

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