Something every heart is loving

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen

Tersteegen, Gerhard, a pious and useful mystic of the eighteenth century, was born at Mörs, Germany, November 25, 1697. He was carefully educated in his childhood, and then apprenticed (1715) to his older brother, a shopkeeper. He was religiously inclined from his youth, and upon coming of age he secured a humble cottage near Mühlheim, where he led a life of seclusion and self-denial for many years. At about thirty years of age he began to exhort and preach in private and public gatherings. His influence became very great, such was his reputation for piety and his success in talking, preaching, and writing concerning spiritual religion. He wrote one hundred and eleven hymns, most of which appeared in his Spiritual Flower Garden (1731). He… Go to person page >

Translator: Frances Bevan

Bevan, Emma Frances, née Shuttleworth, daughter of the Rev. Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Warden of New Coll., Oxford, afterwards Bishop of Chichester, was born at Oxford, Sept. 25, 1827, and was married to Mr. R. C. L. Bevan, of the Lombard Street banking firm, in 1856. Mrs. Bevan published in 1858 a series of translations from the German as Songs of Eternal Life (Lond., Hamilton, Adams, & Co.), in a volume which, from its unusual size and comparative costliness, has received less attention than it deserves, for the trs. are decidedly above the average in merit. A number have come into common use, but almost always without her name, the best known being those noted under “O Gott, O Geist, O Licht dea Lebens," and "Jedes Herz will etwas… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Something every heart is loving
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen (1745)
Translator: Frances Bevan (1858)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #260

Faith Hymns #d129

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #101

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #548

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #567

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Hymns of Faith and Love #156

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Hymns of the Christian Centuries #155

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #94

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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #182

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #950

Our Service of Song #d230

Songs of Victory #d203

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The Hymnal : published in 1895 and revised in 1911 by authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America : with the supplement of 1917 #549

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The Hymnal : published in 1895 and revised in 1911 by authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America : with the supplement of 1917 #550b

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The Hymnal: published in 1895 and revised in 1911 by authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #549

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