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Clap Your Hands!

Though our years are young and our strength is weak

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: [Though our years are young and our strength is weak]
Published in 12 hymnals

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though our years are young and our strength is weak
Title: Clap Your Hands!
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Clap your hands for joy, cheerful songs now bring
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Garlands of Praise #121

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Gates Ajar #56

Gems for the Little Ones #d35

Little Light No. 2 for Little Folks #d51

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Peerless Praise #160

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Purest Gems #56

Song Treasury #d151

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Songs of Praise and Service #136

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The Gem of Gems #147

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #190

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d183

The Voice of Praise, a new collection #d135

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