The cross points to the crown

Hold on my heart in thy believing

Author: Benjamin Schmolck
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Benjamin Schmolck

Schmolck, Benjamin, son of Martin Schmolck, or Schmolcke, Lutheran pastor at Brauchitschdorf (now Chr¤îstnik) near Liegnitz in Silesia (now Poland) was born at Brauchitschdorf, Dec. 21, 1672. He entered the Gymnasium at Lauban in 1688, and spent five years there. After his return home he preached for his father a sermon which so struck the patron of the living that he made Benjamin an allowance for three years to enable him to study theology. He matriculated, at Michaelmas, 1693, at the University of Leipzig, where he came under the influence of J. Olearius, J. B. Carpzov, and others, and throughout his life retained the character of their teaching, viz. a warm and living practical Christianity, but Churchly in tone and not Pietistic. In th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hold on my heart in thy believing
Title: The cross points to the crown
Author: Benjamin Schmolck
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gems of Praise (Choice Collection of Sacred Melodies) #d53

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Songs of the Bible for the Sunday School #89

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The Shining Light #48

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