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From the far blue heaven

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 >

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First Line: From the far blue heaven
Author: Johann Wilhelm Hey
Refrain First Line: Jesus calls today

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Children's Praise No. 1 #108

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Early Blossoms #75b

Religious Education Music Manual #d39

Select Songs for School and Home #d33

Songs for Primary Children #d21

Spring Blossoms #d24

The Lesser Hymnal #d82

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #676

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The Tribute of Praise #676

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