Born: February 13, 1816, Lime Valley, Pennsylvania.
Died: June 19, 1897, Strasburg Township, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Willow Street Mennonite Church Cemetery, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Amos Herr (13 February 1816-19 June 1897), a Mennonite preacher in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, wrote the beloved hymn, "I Owe the Lord a Morning Song," one Sunday morning when the snowdrifts would not permit even horseback riding to church. He was a son of Christian Herr of Pequea, a Mennonite bishop, who, as did Amos, always lived on part of the original Herr acres (of 1710), along the Beaver Valley Pike, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Ordained a preacher in 1850, he was an ardent advocate of English preaching and of Sunday school. He was the fi… Go to person page >
Tune Title: GRATITUDE (Herr)First Line: I owe the Lord a morning songComposer: Amos Forrer HerrIncipit: 11512 34321 71232Key: G MajorSource: Hymns and Tunes for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools (Elkhart, Indiana: Mennonite Publishing Company, 1890), number 169