Thanksgiving hymn

Author: Edith Lovell Thomas

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First Line: The pilgrim people long ago
Title: Thanksgiving hymn
Author: Edith Lovell Thomas

Tune

VOM HIMMEL HOCH

Initially Luther used the folk melody associated with his first stanza as the tune for this hymn. Later he composed this new tune for his text. VOM HIMMEL HOCH was first published in Valentin Schumann's Geistliche Lieder in 1539. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used Luther's melody in three places in his wel…

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A First Book in Hymns and Worship #95

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