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Jesus Joy of Living

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Author: Gotthold Schmid

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Translator: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition hymn-singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilation… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, joy of living
Title: Jesus Joy of Living
German Title: Jesu, meine Freude
Author: Gotthold Schmid
Translator: John J. Overholt (1968)
Meter: 6.5.11.6.6.7.6.6
Language: English
Copyright: Text Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #311

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