At four years, George sang hymns with great devotion and enthusiasm. When he was ten he felt called to be a missionary. He retained his love for the Lord and for music throughout his life. So much so, that after the age of one hundred years old even sang solos in large meetings and on television. He began his work as a missionary, along with his wife, Nessie, in Ecuador. Then explored the Amazon area and across the continent. Collaborated in the compilation of "Hymns of the Christian Life." He also worked with the Bible Societies in several South American countries. He then served as pastor of a Hispanic church in the United States of America. He was a prolific translator of 800 hymns and choral songs. He used some pseudonyms as G. Paul S.… Go to person page >
Author: Purd E. Deitz
Born: October 22, 1897, York, Pennsylvania.
Died: After 1968.
Son of Harry William and Ada Gertrude Gilbert Dietz, Purd sang as a boy in the choir at St. James Episcopal Church in York, and later in York’s St. James Episcopal Church. At college, he belonged to both the college choir and glee club. He was educated at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania (AB 1918, DD 1937); Central Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio; and the University of Edinburgh (a year of graduate study around 1940).
Ordained in 1921, Dietz married Thisbe Elizabeth Schultz that same year. He served at the Fourth Reformed Church in Dayton, Ohio, for four years, a… Go to person page >
In 1899 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (b. Hameenlina, Tavastehus, Finland, 1865; Jarvenpaa, near Helsingfors, Finland, 1957) wrote a musical score for six historical tableaux in a pageant that celebrated and supported the Finnish press against Russian oppression. In 1900 Sibelius revised the music…
Display Title: Oh Cristo, tu obra continuar queremosFirst Line: Oh Cristo, tu obra continuar queremosTune Title: FINLANDIAAuthor: Purd E. Deitz; George P. SimmondsDate: 1996Subject: La Iglesia | Llamiento a misión