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FELSEN

Composer: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Arranger: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition hymn-singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilation… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: FELSEN
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: John J. Overholt (1965, 1972)
Meter: 7.8.7.8.7.8.10 with refrain
Incipit: 55533 33345 55565
Key: E♭ Major
Source: American folk melody
Copyright: Arrangement Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

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Text Info

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #905

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