See also Tzu-Chen Chao.
Zhao Zichen (Chao Tzu-chen) 1888-1979, born in Deqing, Zhejiang (Chekiang), China in 1888. He had a solid classical Chinese education. Although he came from a Buddhist family, he attended a missionary middle school where he was introduced to the Christian faith and joined the church, although he was not baptized until 1908. Then he studied at Suzhou (Soochow) University, a missionary institution, graduating in 1911. A few years later, he went to the United States where, in the years 1914-17, he received M.A. and B.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1917, he returned to the Methodist Dongwu University in Suzhou and taught there for six years. In 1926 he moved to Yenching University in… Go to person page >
Translator: Bliss Wiant
Bliss Wiant (1895-1975) was educated at Wittenberg College and Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A. 1920), Boston University (M.A. 1936), and Peabody College (Ph.D. 1946). He also studied at Harvard University and Union Theological Seminary, New York City After ordination (1923), Wiant became head of the music department at Yenching University, Peking (1923-1951). He was pastor of St. Paul’s Church, Delaware, Ohio (1953-1955), then minister of music at Mahoning Methodist Church, Youngstown, Ohio. After serving with the Methodist Board of Education, he became director of music at Scarritt College.
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Translator: Mildred A. Wiant
Mildred Kathryn Artz was born in Lancaster, Ohio, in 1898 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A. 1920). She married Bliss Wiant (2933) and went to Boston. In 1923 the Wiants moved to Peking, China, where Mildred became associate professor of voice at Yenching University. She was instructor of vocal music at Scarritt College (1942-1946; 1951-1962) and at Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong (1963-1965). Many of her translations appeared in the National Council of Churches booklet of 1969.
----The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion, 1993… Go to person page >
Display Title: Rise to Greet the SunFirst Line: Rise to greet the sunTune Title: LE PINGAuthor: Tzu-ch'en, Chao; Mildred A. Wiant; Bliss WiantMeter: 55.55DDate: 1989Subject: Particular Times of Worship | Morning; Gratitude | ; Morning Prayer |
Display Title: 새 삑 하 늘 밝 히 는 (Rise to Greet the Sun)First Line: 새 삑 하 늘 밝 히 는 (Rise to greet the sun)Tune Title: LE P'INGAuthor: Chao Tzu-ch'en; Mildred A. Wiant; Bliss WiantMeter: 55.55Date: 2001Subject: 아침 | ; Gratitude | ; Morning | ; 감사 |Source: Korean trans. The United Methodist Korean Hymnal Committee