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Horn, William. (Germany, May 1, 1839--April 27, 1917). Evangelical. Come to United States in 1855, settled in Wisconsin. Licensed in 1861, ordained elder 1866, presiding elder 1871, bishop 1891. Editor of various Evangelical German-language publications, including Das Evangelische Magazin and Christliche Kinderfreund. Editor of German weekly of the Evangelical Association, 1883, Christliche Botschafter.
Editor of Evangelisches Gesangbuch, 1877, for which he supplied a number of hymns. His most famous hymn was "Pure and free from all corruption." He wrote 24 hymns in all, and has been called one of the greatest of the German writers in America. Translated many English hymns into German.
Retired as bishop in 1915.
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Display Title: Pure and free from all corruptionFirst Line: Pure and free from all corruptionTune Title: GALILEEAuthor: William HornDate: 1921Subject: Salvation | Entire Sanctification and Perfect Love
Display Title: Pure and FreeFirst Line: Pure and free from all corruptionTune Title: GALILEEAuthor: William Horn, d. 1826Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7.Scripture: Romans 8:14-22; Revelation 5:5; Revelation 5:11-13Date: 1957