Heiliger Geist, du Tröst und Rat

Translator: T. Kuebler

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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. Psalter Hymnal H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Heiliger Geist, du Tröst und Rat
English Title: Holy Spirit, faithful Guide
Translator: T. Kuebler
Author: M. M. Wells
Language: German

Tune

[Holy Spirit, faithful Guide]

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,…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ausgewaehlte Psalmen und Lieder fuer kirchlichen und haeuslichen Gebrauch #d131
Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #7Page Scan
Evangeliums-Lieder, Gospel Hymns mit deutschen Kernliedern #d60
Evangeliums-Saenger #d80
Heils-Lieder, eine Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder für Sonntagsschulen, Jugendvereine #134Page Scan
Himmels-Harfe fuer Sonntag-Schulen, Jugendvereine und Evangelisations-Versammlungen #d44
Himmelwaerts, eine Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder fuer Sonntagschulen und Jugendvereine #d63
Liederperlen #d37
Perlen und Bluethen. Liederbuch zum Gebrauch in der Deutsch-AmerikanischenSonntags-Schule. 2. verbesserte Auflage #d50



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