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To weary hearts, to mourning homes

Alterer: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta

Spitta, Carl Johann Philipp, D.D., was born Aug. 1, 1801, at Hannover, where his father, Lebrecht Wilhelm Gottfried Spitta, was then living, as bookkeeper and teacher of the French language. In his eleventh year Spitta fell into a severe illness, which lasted for four years, and so threw him back that his mother (the father died in 1805) abandoned the idea of a professional career, and apprenticed him to a watchmaker. This occupation did not prove at all congenial to him, but he would not confess his dislike, and his family were ignorant of it till an old friend, who was trying to comfort him after the death of a younger brother, discovered his true feelings. The younger brother had been preparing for ordination, and so Carl was now invited… Go to person page >

Translator: John Greenleaf Whittier

Whittier, John Greenleaf, the American Quaker poet, was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, Dec. 17, 1807. He began life as a farm-boy and shoemaker, and subsequently became a successful journalist, editor and poet. In 1828 he became editor of the American Manufacturer (Boston), in 1830 of the New England Review, and an 1836 (on becoming Secretary to the American Anti-Slavery Society) of the Pennsylvania Freeman. He was also for some time, beginning with 1847, the corresponding editor of the National Era. In 1840 he removed to Amesbury, Massachusetts, where most of his later works have been written. At the present time [1890] he lives alternately at Amesbury and Boston. His first poetical piece was printed in the Newburyport Free Press in 182… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To weary hearts, to mourning homes
Alterer: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta
Translator: John Greenleaf Whittier

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #144

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d462

Hymns for Mothers #d89

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #658

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #658

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Plymouth Collection #a763

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #763

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Songs of the Soul #521

Songs of the Unity #d222

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #763

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The Baptist Praise Book #637

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The Christian Hymn Book #901

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The Psalms of Life #14

Union Hymnal #83

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