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 >

Text Information

First Line: Heil'ger Geist, du troester mein
English Title: Holy Spirit, faithful Guide
Author: M. M. Wells
Translator: Martin Moller
Language: German

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Gesangbuch der evangelisch-Lutherischen St. Markus Kirche #d112
Kirchenbuch der Ev.- Luth.-Christus Gemeinde, in New York #d285
Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #143Page Scan
Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #143Page Scan
Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden: Herausgegeben von der Allgemeinen Versammlung der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Nord Amerika (Neue und Verb. Aus.) #143Page Scan
Kirkenbuch fuer Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #d161
Neu-Eingerichtetes Gesang-Buch in Sich Haltend eine Sammlung (mehrentheils alter) Schöner lehr-reicher underbailicher Lieder... #273Page Scan
Neueingerichtetes Gesang-Buch, enthaltend eine Sammlung (mehrentheils alter) erbaulicher Lieder, nach den Hauptstücken der christlichen Lehre und Glaubens eingetheilet #197Page Scan
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