Be thou ever true to Jesus

Be thou ever true to Jesus

Author: Benjamin Praetorius; Author: Anna B. Hoppe
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Benjamin Praetorius

Prätorius, Benjamin, son of Andreas Prätorius, pastor at Obergreieslau near Weissenfels in Saxony, was born at Obergreisslau, January 1, 1636. In 1637. his father was appointed pastor at Gross-Lissa near Delitzsch, in Saxony. Benjamin became a student of theology, and giaduated M.A., probably at Leipzig. In the entry of his marriage in the registers of Gross-Lista, for 1657, he is described as "regularly ordained substitute and future successor of this parish": and he is never described in the registers except as Pastor-substitute. His ninth child was born in 1671, and on Jan. 8, 1675, his son Andreas Benjamin, on acting as godfather, is described as “surviving son" of M. Benjamin Prätorius. It is probable that he died some time in 167… Go to person page >

Author: Anna B. Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >

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First Line: Be thou ever true to Jesus
German Title: Sei getreu bis an das Ende
Author: Anna B. Hoppe
Author: Benjamin Praetorius
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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