Come, Newborn Souls

Come, newborn souls, love's grace display

Author: John J. Overholt (1970)
Tune: FEDERAL STREET
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition of hymn singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, newborn souls, love's grace display
Title: Come, Newborn Souls
Author: John J. Overholt (1970)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

Tune

FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #523

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