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From his throne in heaven

From his throne in heaven

Author: Johann Wilhelm Hey
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 From His throne in heaven,
Where the angels be,
God with eyes of kindness
Ev'ry child doth see.

2 To its prayer He harkens,
both by night and day,
And at every footstep
Guards it on its way.

3 Like a loving father
He each child doth feed,
And in times of sorrow
Well supplies its need.

4 Tell it to the children
That a Father's care
They above all others
Here on earth shall share.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #249

Author: Johann Wilhelm Hey

Hey, Johann Wilhelm, son of H. A. Hey, pastor at Leina, near Gotha, was born at Leina, March 26, 1789. He studied at the Universities of Jena and Göttingen, became in 1811 licentiate in theology, and, after varied tutorial work, was appointed in 1818 pastor at Töttelstadt, near Gotha. In 1827 he became court preacher at Gotha, where his preaching attracted large audiences, but being regarded as a Pietist, was in 1832 appointed superintendent of Ichtershausen. He died at Ichtershausen, May 19, 1854 (Koch, vii. 262-266; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xii. 344-345; MS. from Pfarrer Ortlob of Leina). Hey's poems were mostly written for children. The best known are his Fabeln für Kinder, with illustrations by Otto Speckter, of which the fir… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From his throne in heaven
Author: Johann Wilhelm Hey
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Our Songs of Praise #d37

The Primary Hymn Book, Hymns and Songs for Little Children #d23

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d172

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d90

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Wartburg Hymnal #249

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