O God, do thou sustain me

Author: Leonhart Sommer

Leonhart Sommer, Anabaptist martyr, died in prison December 25, 1573. —The Christian Hymnary, Hymn 415 Go to person page >

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 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 >

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First Line: O God, do thou sustain me
German Title: O Gott, thun mich erhalten
Author: Leonhart Sommer
Translator: John J. Overholt (1970)
Language: English
Copyright: Translation Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #415

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