Komm zu dem Heiland

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Translator: E. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Komm zu dem Heiland, komme noch haut'
Title: Komm zu dem Heiland
English Title: Come to the Savior
Author: George F. Root
Translator: E. Gebhardt
Language: German
Refrain First Line: Herrlich, herrlich wird es einmal sein

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
English and German Gospel Songs, or The Ebenezer Hymnal #d162
Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #41Page Scan
Evangeliums-Lieder, Gospel Hymns mit deutschen Kernliedern #d119
German Sunday School Songs ... for the Beachy Amish of Lancaster County, PA. #d73
German Sunday School Songs ... for the Beachy Amish of Lancaster County, PA. #d77
Unser Liederhort. I Teil. Sammlung auserlesener Lieder ... #d174
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