Heil'ger Geist, du troester mein

Heil'ger Geist, du troester mein

Author: M. M. Wells; Translator: Martin Moller
Published in 8 hymnals

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 >

Translator: Martin Moller

Moller, Martin, son of Dionysius Moller, mason at Liessnitz (now Kroptädt), near Wittenberg, was born at Liessnitz, Nov. 11, 1547. He attended the town school at Wittenberg and the gymnasium at Görlitz, but was too poor to go to any university. In 1568 he was appointed cantor at Löwenberg in Silesia, but in April, 1572, was ordained as pastor of Kesselsdorf, near Löwenberg. In the autumn of 1572 he was appointed diaconus at Löwenberg, in 1575 pastor at Sprottau, and in July, 1600, became chief pastor at Görlitz. He preached his last sermon, Oct. 30, 1605, and died at Görlitz, March 2, 1606 (Koch, ii. 211, iv. 552, &c). Moller's hymns appeared in his two very popular devotional books, (I) Meditationes sanctorumpatrum, Görlitz, 1584;… Go to person page >

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Gesangbuch der evangelisch-Lutherischen St. Markus Kirche #d112

Kirchenbuch der Ev.- Luth.-Christus Gemeinde, in New York #d285

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #143

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #143

Kirkenbuch fuer Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #d161

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