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Busy Little Gleaners

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gathering, in the early dawn
Title: Busy Little Gleaners
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Refrain First Line: Gathering in the early dawn
Copyright: Public Domain

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Children's Praises #d10

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Garlands of Praise #120

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Heavenly Carols #63

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Joy Bells #112

New Joy Bells #d31

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Peerless Praise #95

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Redeemer's Praise #78

Song Treasury #d45

The Dominion Hymnal #d63

The Gem of Gems #d44

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #320

The Wave of Sunday School Song #d23

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