One thing needful, greatest blessing

Author: Johann Heinrich Schröder

Schröder, Johann Heinrich, was born Oct. 4,1667, at Springe (Hallerspringe) near Hannover. He studied at the University of Leipzig, where he experienced the awakening effects of A. H. Francke's lectures. In 1696 he was appointed pastor at Meseberg, near Neuhaldensleben; and in the registers there records of himself (writing in the third person), " 1696, on the 17th Sunday after Trinity, viz. on Oct. 4, on which day he was born, with the beginning of his 30th year, he entered on the pastorate of this parish." He died at Meseberg, June 30, 1699 (Koch, iv., 381; Blatter für Hymnologie, 1883, p. 192, &c). Schröder is best known by the four hymns which he contributed to the Geistreiches Gesang-Buch, Halle, 1697; and which are repeated in the… Go to person page >

Translator: R. A. John

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First Line: One thing needful, greatest blessing
German Title: Eins ist not; ach Herr, dies Eine
Translator: R. A. John (1916)
Author: Johann Heinrich Schröder
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Evangelical Hymnal #279

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The Evangelical Hymnal. Text edition #279

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