Heil'ger Geist, o treuer Freund

Heil'ger Geist, o treuer Freund

Author: M. M. Wells; Translator: H. E. Schneider
Published in 2 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. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Translator: H. E. Schneider

(no biographical information available about H. E. Schneider.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Heil'ger Geist, o treuer Freund
English Title: Holy
Author: M. M. Wells
Translator: H. E. Schneider
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Einige Evangelische Hymnen und Gottesdienstliche Gesaenge #d4

Harfen-Klaenge #d90

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