Der hohe Fels

Author: J. H. Horst

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Author: Erastus Johnson

Johnson, Erastus. (April 20, 1826--June 16, 1909, Waltham, Massachusetts). This man whose life was singularly active and varied was born in a logging camp at Lincoln, Maine. He was buried in Jackson, Maine. He entered the Academy at Calais, Maine, at the age of fifteen, spent two years there, taught school for the next six, and then entered Bangor Theological Seminary. His health failed, and, threatened with the loss of his sight, was compelled to give up preparation for the ministry. On the advice of his physician he took a sea voyage, embarging on the ship Gold Hunter en route from New York to California. The crew of the ship mutinied just before rounding Cape Horn and as Johnson was the only person on board who knew anything about naviga… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wie dunkel ist manchmal die Nacht
Title: Der hohe Fels
English Title: The Rock That Is Higher Than I
Author: J. H. Horst
Author: Erastus Johnson
Language: German
Refrain First Line: Zum Felsen so hoch flieh' ich hin
Copyright: Public Domain

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