Heil'ger Geist, du treuer Hort

Heil'ger Geist, du treuer Hort

Translator: Carl Roehl; Author: M. M. Wells
Published in 4 hymnals

Translator: Carl Roehl

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Author: M. M. Wells

Converted to Christianity as a youth at a mission in Buffalo, New York, Marcus Morris Wells (b. Cooperstown, NY, 1815; d. Hartwick, NY, 1895) spent most of his life near Hartwick as a farmer and maker of farm implements. He is remembered in hymnody for writing both the text and tune of "Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide." "On a Saturday afternoon, October 1858, while at work in my cornfield, the sentiment of the hymn came to me," writes Wells. "The next day, Sunday, being a very stormy day, I finished the hymn and wrote the tune for it and sent it to Prof. I. B. Woodbury." Isaac Woodbury was the editor of the New York Musical Pioneer, and the original text and tune were first published in that periodical's November 1858 issue. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Heil'ger Geist, du treuer Hort
German Title: Holy Spirit, faithful Guide
Translator: Carl Roehl
Author: M. M. Wells
Language: English



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Deutsches Christliches Gesangbuch der Amischen Christlichen Kirche #d66

Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch, mit einem Anhang englisher Lieder #d121

Gesang und Melodienbuch #d239

Liederlust und Psalter #d62

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