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1891 - 1974Composer of "MABUNE" in Hymns from the Four Winds
Author of "Jesus, My Friend, Is Great" in Baptist Hymnal 1991
Author of "O, fear not the future"
1796 - 1879Author of "Come, my dear brethren, for a while"Abel, Asa. (Cheshire County, New Hampshire, November 19, 1796--November 9, 1879, New York State). Free Methodist. Pastor in the Methodist Episcopal Church for eighteen years, serving as a presiding elder and being elected as a delegate to the General Conference four times. In 1861 he transferred to the Free Methodist Church, serving as district chairman of several districts in the Genesee Conference and as a delegate to the Free Methodist General Conference three times. He retired in 1873. His hymn "I love the holy Son of God" was published in the Free Methodist Hymnal, 1915.
--Anastasia Van Burkalow, DNAH Archives
Author of "We come with grateful hearts"
1079 - 1142Author (attributed to) of "O what the joy and the glory must be" in The HymnalAbelard, Peter, born at Pailais, in Brittany, 1079. Designed for the military profession, he followed those of philosophy and theology. His life was one of strange chances and changes, brought about mainly through his love for Heloise, the niece of one Fulbert, a Canon of the Cathedral of Paris, and by his rationalistic views. Although a priest, he married Heloise privately. He was condemned for heresy by the Council of Soissons, 1121, and again by that of Sens, 1140; died at St. Marcel, near Chalons-sur-Saoae, April 21, 1142. For a long time, although his poetry had been referred to both by himself and by Heloise, little of any moment was known except the Advent hymn, Mittit ad Virginem, (q.v.). In 1838 Greith published in his Spicihgium Vaticanum, pp. 123-131, six poems which had been discovered in the Vatican. Later on, ninety-seven hymns were found in the Royal Library at Brussels, and pub. in the complete edition of Abelard's works, by Cousin, Petri Abelardi Opp., Paris, 1849. In that work is one of his best-known hymns, Tuba Domini, Paule, maxima (q.v.). Trench in his Sacra Latina Poetry, 1864, gives his Ornarunt terram germina (one of a series of poems on the successive days' work of the Creation), from Du Meril's Poesies Popul. Lat. du Moyen Age, 1847, p. 444.
-John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Editor of "" in The Milton Hymnal
Author (English) of "Shalom" in Praise Ways
Author of "Have faith in the One who can save"