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 of 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 compilati… Go to person page >
Display Title: Now Be Praise Unto Our GodFirst Line: Now be praise unto our GodTune Title: NUN GOTT LOBAuthor: John J. OverholtMeter: 18.104.22.168.8.7.Scripture: Psalm 66:2Date: 1972Subject: Book One: Hymns, Songs, Chorales | ; Praise |