Born: March 8, 1875, Cloughfold, Lancashire, England.
Died: December 14, 1939, Wimbledon, Surrey, England.
Hoyle attended Regent’s Park College in London, then pastored in Sudbury, Aberdeen, and London (1900-17), and in Belvedere, Kent (1923-26). He edited the YMCA’s Red Triangle magazine, and was professor of theology at Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1934-36). He later returned to England, pastoring at the Baptist church in Kingston-on-Thames. Some of his work appears in the World Student Christian Federation hymnal Cantate Domino (1925).
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Author: Ernst Moritz Arndt
Arndt, Ernst Moritz, son of Ludwig Nicolaus Arndt, estate manager for Count Putbus, in the island of Rugen, was b. at Schoritz in Rugen, Dec. 26, 1769. After studying at the Universities of Greifswald and Jena, where he completed his theological course under Paulus, he preached for two years as a candidate, but in 1798 abandoned theology. After a pedestrian tour through South Germany, Hungary, Northern Italy, France, and Belgium, he became, at Easter 1800, lecturer at the University of Greifswald, and in 1805 professor of history there. But in 1806, lamenting over the tyranny of France, he wrote his fiery Gent der Zeit (pt. ii. 1809, iii. 1813, iv. 1818) which awakened the patriotism of his countrymen, but drew on him the hatred of Napoleon… Go to person page >
Now often named ST. THEODULPH because of its association with this text, the tune is also known, especially in organ literature, as VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN. It was composed by Melchior Teschner (b. Fraustadt [now Wschowa, Poland], Silesia, 1584; d. Oberpritschen, near Fraustadt, 1635) for "Valet wi…