HOSANNA (Gregor)

Composer: Christian Gregor

Gregor, Christian, son of Georg Gregor, a peasant living in the Silesian village of Dirsdorf, near Peilau, was born at Dirsdorf, Jan. 1, 1723. In 1742 he went to Herrnhut, where he was at first employed in tuition. He became leader of the music in the [Moravian] Brethren's congregation at Herrnhaag, in 1748, and in 1749 at Zeist; but in 1753 he returned to Herrnhut as cashier of the Brethren's Board of Direction. He was, in 1756, ordained diaconus, in 1767 presbyter, and in 1789 bishop of the Brethren's Church. On Nov. 6,1801, he attended a meeting, held at Herrnhut, of the Board of Direction of which he had been a member from 1764. Just as he entered his house at Berthelsdorf, near Herrnhut, he was struck with paralysis, and died that same… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HOSANNA (Gregor)
Composer: Christian Gregor (1765)
Incipit: 15151 11223
Key: A Major

Texts

Hosanna, blessed is he that comes

Hosanna! Blessed is He That comes!
Hosanna! Hosanna!
Blessed is He That comes in the Name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest!

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Moravian Book of Worship #239

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