Ich hörte Jesus Freundesruf

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Translator: Ernst Gebhardt

Ernst (Heinrich) Gebhardt (1832-1899), a Methodist minister of Germany, spent some time in South America and North America and England accompanying R. Pearsail Smith as song leader at his evangelistic meetings. Gebhardt wrote many original hymns and translated over 50 Gospel hymns from English into German, most of them Moody and Sankey songs. They appeared in his Frohe Botschaft and Evangeliums-Lieder (C. F. Spittler, Basel), which were distributed in Europe and America in innumerable volumes. He was the compiler and editor of many other songbooks. Gebhardt's translations of such songs as "Rock of Ages"—"Fels des Heils," and "Oh, Have You Not Heard"—"Ich weiss einen Strom" seem to have more poetic quality than the English. His contri… Go to person page >

Tune

EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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WILBER


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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Erweckungs-Lieder #9

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Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #193

Evangeliums-Lieder, Gospel Hymns mit deutschen Kernliedern #d79

Evangeliums-Saenger #d103

German Sunday School Songs ... for the Beachy Amish of Lancaster County, PA. #d50

German Sunday School Songs ... for the Beachy Amish of Lancaster County, PA. #d52

Harfen-Klaenge: Liederbuch fuer Evangelische Sonntagsschulen und Erbauungs-Stunden #d115

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Jugendharfe: Liederbuch für Christliche Vereine, Kirchenchöre, und Sonntagsschulen #209

Sammlung neuer, geistlicher Lieder fuer Gemischten Chor #d19

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