Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Though all the world my choice deride

Though all the world my choice deride

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen
Tune: TAPPAN (Kingsley)
Published in 23 hymnals

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Though all the world my choice deride
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d240
Book of Praise for the Sunday School: with hymns and tunes appropriate for the prayer meeting and the home circle #51[80]Page Scan
Christian Songs: for the Sunday School #241Page Scan
Christian Work-songs #d191
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #438Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #695Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #695Page Scan
Hymns of the Millennial Dawn, with Music: a Choice Collection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d295
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #166Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #404Page Scan
Poems and Hymns of Dawn #299Page Scan
Revival Hymns #138Page Scan
Sacred Hymns and Tunes: designed to be used by the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (or Church) of America #279Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #404Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d801
The Chautauqua Collection: a compilation of favorite Sunday school songs prepared for the use at the Chautatuqua Sunday School Teachers' Assembly #63.80Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #336Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d700
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #260Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #235Page Scan
The Church and School #d216
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d746
The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #261Page Scan