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Hide Thou Me

Author: Fanny Crosby Meter: Appears in 65 hymnals First Line: In thy cleft, O rock of ages

Come, let us all unite and sing

Author: Howard Kingsbury Meter: Appears in 110 hymnals Topics: Adoration and Worship; God His Love in Redemption Used With Tune: BETTER WORLD
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There is a better world, they say

Author: John Lyth Meter: Appears in 45 hymnals Topics: Hymns for the Young The Heavenly Home Used With Tune: O, SO BRIGHT


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Meter: Appears in 58 hymnals Tune Person: Auber Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 54333 33456 55432 Used With Text: Come, let us all unite to sing


Meter: Appears in 45 hymnals Tune Sources: Old English Air Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 13555 16155 43432 Used With Text: Come, let us all unite and sing

GOD IS LOVE (Lorenz)

Meter: Appears in 37 hymnals Tune Person: Edmund Simon Lorenz Tune Sources: Notes of Triumph for the Sunday School, 1886 Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 13455 27113 45567 Used With Text: God Is Love


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Come, let us all unite and sing

Author: Howard Kingsbury Hymnal: The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #22 (1933) Meter: Topics: Adoration and Worship; God His Love in Redemption Languages: English Tune Title: BETTER WORLD
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There is a better world, they say

Author: John Lyth Hymnal: The Presbyterian Book of Praise #594 (1897) Meter: Topics: Hymns for the Young The Heavenly Home Languages: English Tune Title: O, SO BRIGHT
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Come, let us all unite to sing

Hymnal: The Presbyterian Book of Praise #595 (1897) Meter: Topics: Hymns for the Young The Heavenly Home Scripture: 1 John 4:8 Languages: English Tune Title: EPHESUS


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Meter: Author of "God Is Love" in The Cyber Hymnal 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.

Edmund S. Lorenz

1854 - 1942 Person Name: Edmund Simon Lorenz Meter: Composer of "GOD IS LOVE (Lorenz)" in The Cyber Hymnal Pseudonymns: John D. Cresswell, L. S. Edwards, E. D. Mund, ==================== Lorenz, Edmund Simon. (North Lawrence, Stark County, Ohio, July 13, 1854--July 10, 1942, Dayton, Ohio). Son of Edward Lorenz, a German-born shoemaker who turned preacher, served German immigrants in northwestern Ohio, and was editor of the church paper, Froehliche Botschafter, 1894-1900. Edmund graduated from Toledo High School in 1870, taught German, and was made a school principal at a salary of $20 per week. At age 19, he moved to Dayton to become the music editor for the United Brethren Publishing House. He graduated from Otterbein College (B.A.) in 1880, studied at Union Biblical Seminary, 1878-1881, then went to Yale Divinity School where he graduated (B.D.) in 1883. He then spent a year studying theology in Leipzig, Germany. He was ordained by the Miami [Ohio] Conference of the United Brethren in Christ in 1877. The following year, he married Florence Kumler, with whom he had five children. Upon his return to the United States, he served as pastor of the High Street United Brethren Church in Dayton, 1884-1886, and then as president of Lebanon Valley College, 1887-1889. Ill health led him to resign his presidency. In 1890 he founded the Lorenz Publishing Company of Dayton, to which he devoted the remainder of his life. For their catalog, he wrote hymns, and composed many gospel songs, anthems, and cantatas, occasionally using pseudonyms such as E.D. Mund, Anna Chichester, and G.M. Dodge. He edited three of the Lorenz choir magazines, The Choir Leader, The Choir Herald, and Kirchenchor. Prominent among the many song-books and hymnals which he compiled and edited were those for his church: Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship (1874), Pilgerlieder (1878), Songs of Grace (1879), The Otterbein Hymnal (1890), and The Church Hymnal (1934). For pastors and church musicians, he wrote several books stressing hymnody: Practical Church Music (1909), Church Music (1923), Music in Work and Worship (1925), and The Singing Church (1938). In 1936, Otterbein College awarded him the honorary D.Mus. degree and Lebanon Valley College the honorary LL.D. degree. --Information from granddaughter Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter, DNAH Archives

Hubert P. Main

1839 - 1925 Meter: Adapter of "O, SO BRIGHT" in The Presbyterian Book of Praise Hubert Platt Main DD USA 1839-1925. Born at Ridgefield, CT, he attended singing school as a teenager. In 1854 he went to New York City and worked as an errand boy in a wallpaper house. The next year he became an errand boy in the Bristow & Morse Piano Company. He was an organist, choir leader, and compiled books of music. He also helped his father edit the “Lute Songbook” by Isaac Woodbury. In 1866 he married Olphelia Louise Degraff, and they had two sons: Lucius, and Hubert. In 1867 he filled a position at William B Bradbury’s publishing house. After Bradbury’s death in 1868 the Bigelow & Main Publishers were formed as its successor. He also worked with his father until his father’s death in 1873. Contributors to their efforts were Fanny Crosby, Ira Sankey, Wilbur Crafts, and others. In addition to publishing, Main wrote 1000+ pieces of music, including part song, singing school songs, Sunday school music, hymns, anthems, etc. He also arranged music and collected music books. He 1891 he sold his collection of over 3500 volumes to the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL, where they were known as the Main Library. Some of his major publications include: “Book of Praise for the Sunday school” (1875), “Little pilgrim songs” (1884), “Hymns of Praise” (`1884), “Gems of song for the Sunday school” (1901), “Quartettes for men’s voices: Sacred & social selections” (1913). In 1922 Hope Publishing Company acquired Bigelow & Main. He was an editor, author, compiler, and composer, as well as publisher. He died in Newark, NJ. John Perry