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Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :—
1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >
Unknown: Elevine Heede
Heede, Elevine. (Arendal, Norway, 1820-1883). A Norwegian teacher, who studied in France and England as well, and who was also a teacher in a Methodist seminary in Oslo, Norway, from 1873-1883. She was at the same time the editor of the Methodist Sunday School weekly magazine Børnenes Søndagsblad, in which she published from 1874 onward her own Norwegian renderings of the Sankey songs. She also published her own compositions in this magazine. These songs soon came out in books, first called De lille Zions Harpe, then Zions Harpe I (containing 160 songs) and Zions Harpe II (containing 103 songs). Her own songs were "borrowed" widely and wildly, without crediting her. Even the Norwegian-Danish Methodist Conference hymnal Evangeliske Toner (… Go to person page >