Ich sag' so gern die Kunde

Author: Kate Hankey

A. (Annabelle) Catherine Hankey (b. Clapham, England, 1834; d. Westminster, London, England, 1911) was the daughter of a wealthy banker and was associated with the Clapham sect of William Wilberforce, a group of prominent evangelical Anglicans from the Clapham area. This group helped to establish the British and Foreign Bible Society, promoted the abolition of slavery, and was involved in improving the lot of England's working classes. Hankey taught Bible classes for shop girls in London, visited the sick in local hospitals, and used the proceeds of her writings to support various mission causes. Her publications include Heart to Heart (1870) and The Old, Old Story and Other Verses (1879). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ich sag' so gern die Kunde
English Title: I Love to Tell the Story
Author: Kate Hankey
Language: German

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[I love to tell the story] (Fischer)

HANKEY has many characteristics of a gospel song: stepwise melodic motion, verse refrain form, and simple harmony. After hearing both hymn texts from Hankey's poems quoted by one of the speakers at an 1867 YMCA convention in Montreal, Quebec, gospel hymn writer William H. Doane (PHH 473) was inspire…

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Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #31

Evangeliums-Lieder, Gospel Hymns mit deutschen Kernliedern #d81

Evangeliums-Saenger #d105

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