The heavens are lowering overcast

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Translator: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition hymn-singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilation… Go to person page >

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First Line: The heavens are lowering overcast
German Title: Der Himmel hängt voll Wolken schwer
Translator: John J. Overholt (1965)
Meter: with refrain
Source: Deutsches Lieder und Melodienbuch
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll gladly come, gladly to Thee
Copyright: Translation Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers


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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #947

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