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 >

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

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Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d240

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Christian Songs: for the Sunday School #241

Christian Work-songs #d191

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #438

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #695

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #695

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #166

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #404

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Poems and Hymns of Dawn #299

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Revival Hymns #138

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d801

The Christian Hymnal #d700

The Church and School #d216

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d746

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #261

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